Self-care can boost your mental health, prioritize your emotional well-being, and benefit you physically. To help you stay on track, let’s discuss a few self-care things you can do this season!
Brush Up on Some Energy
Push the coffee aside and grab a natural energy fix in the shower. You can keep the water warm while you scrub-a-dub-dub and get squeaky clean, but before you exit, switch the temperature to cold for about 30 seconds. You’ll get a burst of energy and endorphins. Talk about a great way to start the day!
Write a Gratitude List
Reflecting on what you’re grateful for is a quick and easy self-care task. Look at your surroundings and think about people and places. Focus on your actions and abilities. Start by writing down 3-5 things each day. As the list grows, you may notice an improvement in your mood.
Visit a Farmers Market
Picking fresh produce is enjoyable, and in-season fruits and veggies are great for planning healthy meals. Head out on a weekend morning, embrace the fresh air, and stock up on your favorites. It’s self-care for the mind, body, and soul.
If you haven’t already jumped on the meditation bandwagon, it’s about time. There are tons of videos online that you can reference as a guide, but the gist is to focus on your breathing and let the rest slip away. Don’t let stressors and everyday tasks distract you. If they pop into your headspace, acknowledge and push them aside while you relax and unwind.
Schedule Worry Time
It’s easy to worry about things throughout the day: bills, appointments, chores, conversations, and that annoying to-do list that never disappears. Instead of allowing stress to follow you everywhere you go, schedule your worry time. Pick a specific time each day to map out what’s stressing you. Make a plan to minimize the tension little by little. Pro tip: Don’t book your worry time first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening.