Self care is becoming ever more important in the fast world that we are living in, everyone is always so busy with home life and work commitments that life passes us by so fast. Stepping back and taking time to take have a breath is something that should not be a rarity but a necessity in our lives. In order to live a sustainable meaningful life, you have to take time to nourish your mind, body and soul.
Practising self care is something you need to choose to do, setting the intentions each week to look after yourself and making yourself a priority. Regularly part taking in activities that relax you and show yourself some love means that you can breathe and enjoy the small things it life that make you smile. There is sometimes some guilt around treating yourself and that should not be the case. In order for you to be successful and productivity you need to feel well rested and refreshed, that is one you are at your most motivated.
Self care does not have to be a grand gesture and can be a small inexpensive activity and so being too busy is no longer an excuse for neglecting yourself. Self care and taking the time to rest has been proven to boost your mental health, your self esteem and self worth, by improving these areas in your life can then positively impact your physical health. Your health is the most important and these small gestures can help you live a healthy lifestyle.
I am sharing 25 self care activities that even the busiest people can practise to improve their lives:
Spend time with family – Being able to have fun and make memories with loved ones is a great way to relax.
Spend time with friends – Making memories and laugh with friends can help you smile.
Take a long bath or shower – This allows your body and mind to physically relax.
Get your nails done – This can help you feel confident.
Cut out negative people from your life – Avoiding toxic habits can boost your mental health
Take a walk – Enjoying nature and gentle exercise can release endorphins and make you feel happy.
Have a nap – Giving your body in a rest can allow you feel awake and refreshed.
Say no when you really don’t want to do something – This is putting yourself first.
Have a lazy day
Journal your thoughts and feelings – Writing can help with your mental health
Exercise – This releases endorphins and makes you feel good.
Practise meditation – This helps to relax and clear your mind.
Get creative with a colouring book or scrapbooking
Reorganise your space
Declutter a space in your home – Having a tidy space means a tidy mind.
Make yourself a healthy meal – Giving your body nutritious food will make you feel good and keep your body healthy.
Watch your favourite movies
Sing or dance
Put on a face mask
Drink water or a warm drink – Drinking water has so many benefits and helps with brain function.
Listen to some music
Practise yoga – This activity can be a form of gentle exercise as well as relaxing your body and mind.
These are just 25 simple activities with most not costing you anything but are so valuable in many other ways, you should never wait until you have reached the dreaded burn out before you start taking care of yourself. Practising self care regularly can help you balance your lifestyle.