Top 10 Self-Care Tips

If you are feeling drained but not sure what to do with yourself, then read on for our top 10 self-care tips. When we continue to put these tips into our everyday lives then our mental health will continue to improve and self-care for our minds will become routine.

We hear the term “self-care” used all of the time, but do we really ever stop to think about what it actually means for us? Self-care means that you’re maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself by doing things that make you feel good. The self-care relationship creates positive feelings and can increase your confidence and self-esteem. If we don’t engage in a self-care routine, it can lead to a variety of issues including increased stress, anxiety, depression, and even heart disease. Now more than ever, our self-care is of the utmost importance.

You may be thinking that you don’t have time for self-care, so let me give you some perspective.  I recently heard an interview with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, in which he pointed out that most people brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time; no one would say, “I’m just going to stop brushing my teeth during the week and I will spend an hour brushing my teeth on Sundays.” You have to brush your teeth everyday to have good dental health.

To have good emotional health, you also have to keep up with your self-care everyday. Instead of planning to hold off on your self-care until you can spend a day at the spa, do an hour long yoga class, or go on vacation, start today with just a few minutes.

Your self-care can be done throughout the day in a variety of ways that will take you less than five minutes each time. 

Here are our Top 10 Self-Care Tips:

  1. Close your eyes and take deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
  2. While standing, fold your upper body forward in a “forward fold” position and enjoy the stretch.
  3. Drink 10 swallows of water.
  4. Walk around the block.
  5. Turn up some music and go all out dancing to a song.
  6. Think of a “win” from your day (something you accomplished or something that went well).
  7. Meditate.
  8. Send an email or text to someone you care about to let them know you are thinking of them.
  9. Step outside and breathe.
  10. Look around the room you’re in. Take in the full 360 view.

Self-care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. No matter how busy or stressed we are, taking time for ourselves each day is vital to both our physical and mental health. When we invest in self-care, we create an atmosphere of positivity and love not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us as well. When we love ourselves, love will always be in abundance around us.

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