DAILY SELF-CARE TIPS, STEPS FOR A BETTER LIFE
Daily self-care is important for everyone. If you don’t care for your own wellness, how can you care for others without being bitter and distressed? So it’s important to practice daily self-care in order for you to contribute to the betterment of society on both a micro and macro level. It’s even more important than the flu shot! These are ten self-care tips that you can begin to start practicing today. Why wait? Give yourself some love asap with these simple tips. Each of these steps can make your life better.
CLEAR YOUR MIND AND MEDITATE FOR A FEW MINUTES A DAY
Meditate daily! It’s as simple as using an app or thinking of a mantra. The Headspace app is great, or better yet, use Insight Timer. But if all you have is a minute, meditate for one minute. The long-term benefits are terrific. You will be better able to cope with challenging situations. So it’s all about resting the mind and changing your perspective. Do it any time of day. If before bed time is the only possibility, or during your lunch break, do it then! But you don’t need to follow a prescribed schedule. Whatever can work for you is the best way to have a regular meditation practice. Consistency is key for self-care. But if at first you don’t think it’s for you, back off for a few days and then revisit the practice and see if anything has changed. But if it does work for you, share these meditating tips with others!
EXERCISE TO GET YOUR BODY MIND AND SPIRIT GOING
Exercise is so important for daily self-care. You don’t need to join a fancy gym, but you may want to work out with people so that you stay accountable. Taking a walk every day or doing a bit of yoga at home can be very useful. Especially as you age. You may also want to consider weight bearing exercise to help keep your body supported as you get older. Moving is beneficial for everyone on a mind, body and spirit level. Objects in motion, tend to stay in motion.
CLEAN YOUR SKIN AND EAT WHOLE FOODS DAILY
Clean your skin every day. Avoid going to bed with dirty skin. Get a nice soap and good moisturizer. Take the time to treat your skin to a refresher. What also helps is eating whole foods. Lots of veggies in the form of green smoothies and organic grub. Wash your veggies with a good veggie wash to avoid contaminants.
GET A LAUGH IN AND SLEEP WELL
Watch something funny or go to comedy shows. Laughter has a great impact on your system and can change your mood instantly. Reading good stories can help you escape the world for a bit and also find others to empathize with. And most importantly of all the steps, get enough sleep. Sleep does the body good and is extremely important in how we perceive the world. These daily self-care tips are easy to help you have a more functional relationship with our complex world. And doesn’t it feel especially complex these days?