Self Care Isn’t Selfish, 6 Self Care Tips to Use More Often
Is Self Care Selfish?
During Covid and quarantine, it is more important than ever to be discussing self care. Self care is not selfish. Covid has created a lot of stress for millions of us and those of us being forced to quarantine. Here are some quick and simple tips to help you practice self care while still keeping yourself and others safe.
1. Go for a walk
This can be as simple as walking around your yard. Or, if you have a dog, taking your fur buddy on a good long walk. Turn off your cell phone. Embrace the beauty of the nature around you. Breathe in the fresh air and clear your mind.
If you don’t have a furry friend and aren’t interested in going outside or if the weather isn’t ideal, you can do some light exercise. You can find many quick and easy workouts with a quick Google search. Just get those endorphins pumping and increase your dopamine! This will help you mentally and physically.
3. Read A Book
If you enjoy reading, what book you’ve been dying to read but haven’t had the time? Fantasy book to help take your mind somewhere else? A book to help you harness some new skills? Why not come out of all of this with a new skillset and use this time to better yourself?
Many great apps and websites will take you through step by step if you’ve never tried it. Some people swear to add even 5 to 10 minutes of daily meditation changed their life!
5. Sleep Routine
If you don’t have one already, you need a consistent sleep routine. Changing your sleep routine can be simple as setting your alarm 10 to 15 minutes earlier than usual. Let yourself adjust, then repeat until you meet your goal! Be consistent. Avoid blue lights from things like Tablets, TV and cell phones. Avoiding blue lights for at least 30 minutes prior to sleep, make it easier to get in sleep mode.
6. Eat Right
You will be amazed how changing your eating habits will affect you as a whole. Do some research to find a healthy menu that suits you and your needs. It’s very important to keep your individual needs in mind. What helps one person, could be harmful to you. Therefore, if you have underlying health conditions, be sure to keep those in mind when changing your diet.
Take care of yourself as a whole. Your mind, body, and soul all need nourishment. Working on one, and not the other, may leave you feeling unbalanced. Feed your mind with positive and uplifting content. Think about what you’re thinking about! Feed your body with nourishing and sustaining food that keeps you healthy and feeling your best. Feed your soul by reading your Bible, setting aside time daily to pray and spend time with God.
I will be researching and blogging more in-depth on these topics as time goes on to give you more self care tips and advice. Be sure to check back for more quality content and let me know what you would like to know more about in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!
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