Do you ever forget to take care of yourself?
Finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard, but it’s so important to make sure you are taking care of your body, mind and soul every day to avoid exhaustion and that dreaded mental fog.
If you don’t want to make big changes in your life, why not try implementing some of these small self-care activities that don’t take up much of your time but could take a huge weight off your shoulders.
> Scratch off that lurker on your to-do list, we all have one and it’s been on your list for weeks.
> Take another route to work. Mixing up your routine in small ways creates new neural pathways in the brain to keep it healthy.
> Be selfish. Do one thing today just because it makes you happy.
> Do a mini-declutter. Recycle three things from your wardrobe that you don’t love or regularly wear.
> Unplug for an hour. Switch everything to airplane mode and free yourself from the constant pings of social media and email.
> Get down and boogie. Put on your favourite upbeat music and have a dance party.
> Get fifteen minutes of sun, especially if you’re in a cold climate.
> Take a quick nap. Ten to twenty minutes can reduce your sleep debt and leave you ready for action.
> Check in with your emotions. Sit quietly and just name without judgement what you’re feeling.
> Have a self-date. Spend an hour alone doing something that nourishes you (reading, your hobby, visiting a museum or gallery, etc.)
> Take a home spa. Have a long bath or shower, sit around in your bathrobe, and read magazines.
> Write out your thoughts. Go for fifteen minutes on anything bothering you. Then let it go as you burn or bin the paper.