Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. (National Institute of Mental Health).
Do you have a self-care plan–one in which taking care of your inner and outer selves are equal parts of the equation?
A study that examined the effect of daily routines on mental health found those with regular daily self-care routines had lower levels of stress when facing problems with their health or negative life events. By creating routines, we organize our days in such a way that taking care of tasks and ourselves becomes a pattern that makes it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them (mentalhealthamerica.net).
Establishing a fail-proof self-care plan, filled with your favorite feel-good activities, will not only help you create (and prioritize) a self-care routine, it will help you manage life’s difficult moments.
Prioritize your health and well-being with these simple self-care practices to achieve balance in all aspects of your life–physical, mental, emotional and spiritual:
- Get regular exercise. Research shows even a moderate amount of physical activity can ward off anxiety and depression, boost brain health, improve sleep and lead to an overall improved quality of life.
- Maintain a healthy diet. The quality of the food you eat can impact your overall physical and mental health. Eating nutritious foods can go a long way toward achieving a healthy lifestyle.
- Make Sleep a priority and practice good sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene refers to healthy sleep habits. Good sleep hygiene is important because our physical and emotional health not only depends on how rested we are, it is vital to our overall quality of life.
- Engage in relaxing activities. Try Theraphi to experience deep relaxation within minutes. Or enjoy deep muscle relaxation with Compression Boots and Infrared Sauna.