There is a phenomenal solution to help you relieve stress and tone down that immense dog-tired feeling you get at the end of the day. It’s called self-care.
Does your to-do list include a self-care routine? Well, it is not uncommon for modern women to get all caught up in the craze of juggling a career, a secret dream, personal life, and a family or even an intimate relationship. All these can be quite overwhelming, consuming your time and energy. Fortunately, even though you’re head over heels busy, there is a phenomenal solution to help you relieve stress and tone down that immense dog-tired feeling you get at the end of the day. It’s called self-care.
“It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”
- Mandy Hale
Just like an empty lantern gives no light, self-care is the fuel our body needs to perform at its best. Below are some simple routines you can adopt to care for yourself:
Taking time to meditate can have a glorious impact on your emotional and mental well-being. It gives you a sense of calmness, self-awareness, inner peace, and balance. In addition, you not only experience these during your meditation sessions but carry them throughout your day. This is why morning meditation is highly recommended for self-care.
However, shower meditation could blend easily into your routine if your schedule is jammed in the morning. As you take a shower, imagine that you’re washing off all stress and pent-up negative energy. Feel the water on your skin and enjoy it as you gently massage your temples and scalp.
Always take breakfast
No matter how busy you are, you should never skip your morning meal. This is the most important meal of the day and especially important for self-care. Experts have it that skipping breakfast is likely to increase your chance of overeating for the rest of the day, which may contribute to obesity. Furthermore, studies confirm that skipping the morning meal is linked to high probabilities of hypertension, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels, which increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Trying new recipes could boost your appetite and help you discover new things you enjoy.
Have a stop-work ritual
Everything has to come to an end sometimes. Adopting a stop-work ritual helps create free time and test your discipline. Yes, discipline. The same way you commence the rush hours in the morning is the same way you need to end them. Especially if you work remotely because guess what! All the unfinished tasks boggling your mind will still be there in the morning.
If you’re a workaholic, practice clearing your desk or locking your office door once routinely to honor the end of a day’s shift when you practice self-care.
Harness your creativity
Doing things just for fun can help you relax and connect with your personal life. As they say, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. Get in touch with your hobbies or try new things you’ve never ventured into before. For instance, you could sign up for a dance class, do yoga, paint, draw, take pictures, whatever makes you feel alive. After all, life is too short not to enjoy the nice moments.