5 Must try Self-Care Habits
Self-care is a big deal. It’s important for mental health and wellness, but it can be really hard to get into a routine if you’re not used to doing it. Luckily, there are some easy self-care habits that you can incorporate into your life without having to put in much effort. Here are five of my favorite ways ( 5 Must try Self-Care Habits) to practice self-care on a regular basis:
Schedule your self-care time
Be sure to schedule self-care time. You might have heard this before, but scheduling is an important part of actually making self-care a priority in your life. It’s not enough to just say “I’m going to do it!” and expect yourself to follow through on that promise; it’s also necessary that you set aside specific blocks of time for these activities and make them non-negotiable (unless, of course, there’s an emergency).
This means setting aside some time each day or week where you know there will be no distractions. And then actually keeping this commitment! It can be tempting to let other things take precedence over taking care of yourself. Especially when there are other obligations like work or family demands that need tending too. But remember: everything gets done eventually if we’re patient enough with ourselves. And willing enough not only commit but stick with our goals long enough until they become habits
Get enough sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It’s vital to your health, physical and mental well-being, productivity, and mood. Getting enough sleep not only helps you feel better but also improves your memory, concentration, and ability to think clearly. Sleep deprivation is linked with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. All serious conditions that can be fatal if left untreated or unchecked.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night there are plenty of things you can do before resorting to medication such as taking a warm bath before bedtime or listening to soothing music while in bed (if this doesn’t help then speak with a doctor!). Make sure there are no lights on in the room so that it’s completely dark when going through REM sleep stages. This will help encourage deep restorative sleep instead of shallow restorative sleep which won’t give us those ‘dream-like’ feelings we may expect from dreaming whilst asleep!
Meditation is one of the most popular self-care habits, and for good reason. Meditating can help you de-stress, improve your mood, and even boost creativity.
It’s also something that anyone can do. You don’t need any special equipment or supplies! All you need is a quiet place where no one will disturb you (and maybe some incense).
You can meditate while standing up or sitting down. Either way works just fine! If possible though I would recommend finding a comfortable posture where your spine is straight and aligned with gravity (like sitting upright on a chair). This helps keep the energy flowing through both sides of your body evenly so it doesn’t become one-sided when doing this type of activity. Which could lead to problems later on down the road if left untreated long enough. Until eventually becoming chronic conditions. Such as arthritis from being hunched over all day long due lackadaisical effort put into caring about self wellness during childhood years before adulthood set in fully yet still needing attention paid towards mental health management too because ignoring symptoms won’t make them go away forever…
Eat your greens
Eating your greens is a great way to get nutrients and vitamins, and it’s also low in calories. Greens are full of vitamins and minerals that will help keep you healthy. Try to eat at least one cup of green vegetables daily!
See a therapist.
- See a therapist.
Therapists are trained to help you with your mental health, relationship, career, and finances. They can also help you with your physical health by prescribing medication or giving advice on how to eat better or exercise more. If you have no money and cannot afford therapy then try talking to someone who knows what they’re doing instead of asking random people online for free advice which may lead them down the wrong path.*
Self care is important for wellness, and you should try new things to make it a habit.
It’s important for wellness, and you should try new things to make it a habit. You don’t have to do everything at once. Just take it one step at a time. You will see results if you stick with it!
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the self-care options out there, here are five simple ways to get started:
I hope you find these tips helpful. Self-care is so important, and it’s not always easy to remember to do it. The best way to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself is by making it a habit!