Self-care is vital to recovering from the day-to-day toll we place on our bodies. It may even be the highest form of love we show for ourselves. Here are 4 ways you can start practicing better self-care right now.
- Exercise regularly: Exercise is a great way to practice self-care. It helps to keep your body going and produces happy hormones that make you feel good after exercising. Exercise takes many forms. Taking a nice walk and experiencing the outdoors is a great relaxing form of exercise. Try to exercise at least 30 minutes, 4 times per week.
- Schedule time for yourself: Sometimes we get so caught up in doing things for others and the daily demands of life. It is important to set some time out of the day to do something you like for yourself. Early mornings when everything is quiet or evenings after a long day are great times for self-reflecting or meditation.
- Get adequate sleep: Sleep recharges us and gets us ready for a new day. When we deprive ourselves of rest, we often feel sluggish the following day. You can avoid this by getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep. Develop a routine that eliminates distractions such as social media or television. This may help you to fall asleep quicker and get more hours rest.
- Treat yourself to a relaxing massage: Massages are a great way to help relieve the muscle tension we build up from day-to-day. This helps your mind and body feel more relaxed and relieves pain.
These 4 tips are a great way to start involving self-care in your daily life. After mastering these, find more ways to show yourself some love!