We are sometimes blinded by everything that’s going around us and often put ourselves on hold. While this is true for many people around the world right now who are currently working in the frontlines and taking care of others, it's easy to put yourself on the back burner. Don’t forget - it’s okay to prioritise your own needs too!
You may think that self-care means going on a shopping spree or spending loads of money, but we want to squash that notion right here, right now. Relaxing with a good book and music is as much self-care as an expensive massage.
What’s the best way to check-in with yourself? Here are a couple of pointers you could include when you next have some me-time.
Work it out!
Staying active and not slouching on the sofa is a great way to boost your overall mood and also keep you healthy. Exercise releases those feel-good endorphins, sharpens focus, and helps you sleep! Even if it’s just for 10-15 minutes, get your body moving and feel that difference.
Learn Something New
The sky is the limit when it comes to learning a new skill, especially when you have access to YouTube or the internet in general. It is a great way to not only keep your mind sharp but also enrich your life.
Pulling all-nighters or the endless cycle of letting Netflix play the next episode, will only ruin your relationship with sleep. You’ve probably heard it time and time again, but a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health and overall brain function.
It’s Not Selfish, It’s Self-love
Self-care isn’t being selfish. Putting yourself first and making sure your own needs aren't always considered last is the first step. If you want to take extra time preparing a meal or 5 minutes more in the shower? Do it. If it makes you happy and it feels good, just go for it.
We find that sticking to a morning and night skincare routine really helps ease the anxiety a bit and takes us away from everything that's happening around us.
By caring for ourselves, we’re in fact, caring for others around us - just let that sink in…