You can do everything in the world to live a healthier lifestyle. You can use herbal teas for a natural detox, you can eat foods that boost your skin, and you can adjust your life to ensure that you’re doing daily detox rituals to improve your overall wellbeing.
These are all great ways to live a healthier and happier lifestyle, but if you’re not taking time out for “me time” and centering and balancing yourself then you’re missing a big part of self-care. Self-care can take many forms. It’s important to set aside relaxing time just for you, without worrying about anyone else.
I enjoy meditating regularly as a means to relax before and after work. It's also a good way to practice thankfulness.
As part of my mission to help you live well, I am sharing some tips to help you practice self-care no matter how busy you think you are.
How to Practice Self Care
The first step is to know where your limits are. Setting personal boundaries with family and coworkers is the first step towards setting limits and learning where your stress level starts to increase. It’s important to know your limits of what you can physically and mentally handle so that you can take a break for self care before you get to your breaking point.
Schedule Self Care
Since you’re probably like me and use your phone to stay on track during your busy week then I recommend setting a date and time for your self-care. I’ve noticed that busy people are more likely to practice self-care regularly if schedule it and make it a ritual in their regular routine. Make sure you make time each week or day for self-care to reduce stress.
I use a meditation app to track the days I meditate and for how long each day. This is really helpful to see my progress each month!
Get Enough Sleep
Making sure that you get enough sleep every night is part of practicing self-care. Set yourself up with a bed time and wake up time that’s consistent every day. This is one of the easiest self-care options and should be mastered for balanced mental health.
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Healthy and happy is all about finding that balance between caring for others and caring for yourself. If you opt to make self-care an important part of your daily routine, you’ll soon find that you feel happier, less stressed and ready to take on anything.
If you are looking to get back to optimal health and wellness, schedule an initial consultation with me at Twin Cities Integrative Medicine.