I know you are busy and finding the time to take care of yourself is not even on your to-do list. Once the workload increases, and you are stressed, the first thing to go away from your routine is self-care. The term “self-care” sounds quite indulgent, but in reality, it’s just some basic habits helping in healthy functioning.
Let me explain why self-care is so important.
- It reduces the negative effects of stress
- It helps you re-focus into your work
- It prevents “overload-burnout”
If you think self-care is all about a lush hot bath and stuffing yourself with a large pizza, you are not completely wrong, but you are not right either. Self-care is not luxury, but a mean for survival. Here’s how you can incorporate a bit of it in your life every day.
7 self-care ideas for the MIND
|BE SELFISH. Do one thing that makes you happy.|
|DE-CLUTTER. Remove three things from your wardrobe/workspace.|
|UNPLUG FOR AN HOUR. Take time off from the internet.|
|A DELIBERATE HABIT. Make a conscious effort to do something you like.|
|FIX AN ANNOYANCE. Take care of something that has been annoying you like kitchen bulb or a lost book.|
|SAY NO. If the request feels too much.(READ MORE)|
|PRACTICE GRATITUDE. Make a list of 10 things you are thankful for. (GET IT HERE)|
7 self-care ideas for the BODY
|OXYGENATE. Take three deep breaths.|
|DIET CHANGE. Make a small change in your diet like an extra glass of water.|
|A GOOD LAUGH. A classic comedy or some YouTube videos whatever makes you laugh- enjoy it!|
|A QUICK NAP. Restore your energy with a quick 15-20 minutes nap.|
|SWEAT IT OUT. Hit the gym, go for a run or simply put on your favorite upbeat song and dance like no one’s watching!(POSTER)|
|HIT THE SHOWER. A hot bath with Epsom salt – we all love it!|
|GOOD FOOD, GOOD MOOD. Pick your favorite food and savor it without feeling counting the calories. You deserve it. (INDULGE)|
7 self-care ideas for the SOUL
|EMOTION CHECK. Know your emotions. Sit quietly and feel everything without judging yourself. (POSTER)|
|POSITIVE SURROUNDINGS. Choose your surroundings. Be around people who emit positivity and make you feel inspired.|
|SELF DATE. Take yourself out and do something that nourishes you.|
|JOURNAL ENTRY. If you are tired of holding grudges, write them down on a paper. Burn it, flush it, tear it. Do whatever it takes to get rid of negativity.|
|SMALL CONNECTION. Call a friend, talk to a neighbor or your parents.|
|LITTLE ESCAPISM. Binge on your favorite TV show or read a trashy magazine.|
|PEP-TALK. Stand in front of the mirror and give yourself some useful life tips. After all, no one knows you better than yourself. (GET THE POSTER HERE)|
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