Self-care is the practice of taking care of our mental, emotional and, physical health. We must take care of ourselves and our well-being. We often don’t give time to ourselves because we are too busy or are occupied with technology.
People who prioritise self-care practices in their lives are often more likely to be happy, confident and, successful. It also shows people that you value yourself and your life. You instantly feel more productive and are in a state of peace with yourself.
Here are a few things which you can do daily for self-care. These things don’t consume a lot of time and can easily be added to your daily routine.
Getting adequate sleep: It is a no-brainer that our body needs an adequate amount of sleep to function well. Sleeping for a good amount of time not only helps prevent health problems but also increases our productivity during the day. It also keeps us in a better mood and we are less likely to feel annoyed when things go wrong.
Doing mornings right: Every day is a new day and our day starts in the morning. So, we must do our morning right. Let’s start with waking up a little early than usual so we don’t have to rush to our work.
The next thing is to not go on our devices, going on social media or thinking about work is not the best thing to do the moment you wake up. We wake up every morning with a positive thought and we need to maintain that so our day goes well.
We need to add an activity that allows us to give time to ourselves. Adding this activity will make us feel better because we are not just waking up to work but we have things that we do for ourselves in the morning.
The activity can be as simple as making your morning tea and drinking it while reading a newspaper, magazine, or book. You can also simply meditate or do yoga for 15 min. Giving yourself a peaceful time in the morning is important.
Giving your body nutrients: An important part of self-care is to take care of our health. Our body needs various vitamins and nutrients. So, make sure you eat food rich in vitamins. Eating healthy will fulfil your body’s needs and will also make you feel good about yourself. A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.
Get your body moving: Doing something physical every day is important. You can choose any activity of your choice. It can vary from an hour of the gym to a walk for 20 minutes. Anything that gets your body moving is considered a physical activity even dancing to your favourite songs.
Getting organized: You will never feel like good working or living in a cluttered environment. So, make sure that your things are organized and are kept properly. A lot of people also consider organizing things therapeutic as it helps them clear their thoughts. If you are someone who procrastinates a lot before cleaning or organizing there is a tip for you too. Every day set a timer for 10 minutes to organize things. This way you won’t feel pressured to work and you will feel accomplished after completing your tasks.
Me time: Giving time to yourself is the most important part of self-care. Me time will allow your brain to connect with yourself. It will help reduce stress and will instantly brighten your mood up. A few things you can do in your me-time are:
- Cook something fun
- Sing or dance
- Create an art piece
- Take a bubble bath
- Paint your nails
- Treat yourself
These things will allow you to enjoy time with yourself and, it will also make you appreciate yourself. Me-time is important because, before we enjoy and spend time with others we need to be happy in our own company.