Whether you’re a self-care diva or new to the game, there’s always room to include new ways to take care of yourself and make your life less stressful. Read on for our top suggestions.
Resist comparing yourself to others
One of the toxic traits we can’t seem to shake is comparing ourselves to others. Most people struggling with stress and anxiety end up getting lost judging themselves. You need to accept yourself and love who you are to lead a happy and fulfilling life. You are you, not them.
It’s okay to say no
Don’t always give a quick “yes” right away. It’s okay to take some time to think about what will work for you and your needs. Then, you can start getting comfortable with saying “no” every once in a while. It can be very therapeutic to know that you’re putting yourself and your wellbeing before anything else.
Coffee in moderation
If you consume too much caffeine, you could be making your anxiety and stress worse. Caffeine can trigger the production of cortisol, which is the hormone related to stress. Instead of drinking so many cups of coffee throughout the day, maybe get your caffeine from green tea in the afternoon.
To have a healthy mind, you should also pay attention to what you put in your body. Consuming too many greasy or unhealthy foods won’t do you any good in the long run. The food you consume not only helps fuel your body, but also your mind!
Make a weekly habit of organizing and decluttering your space as much as you can. Organizing can be a great way to get rid of the week’s stress and worry. It’s almost meditative to get rid of unwanted things, organize your space, and keep your mind relaxed.
Keep a journal
Making a long list of whatever is on your mind. Writing down the things that make you happy is a good start, and then you can follow with your goals or aspirations. Once you write down all your thoughts, things can get less foggy. Avoid to-do lists, those are probably already written in the notes on your phone. Use this journal to remind you of all the good things life has to offer.
Self-care can manifest in a lot of simple things, like getting a haircut, a mani/pedi, or creating a daily nighttime and daytime beauty routine for yourself. The more confident you feel with your body, the easier it will be to feel confident in your mind.