With everything going on in the world right now a lot of people are finding themselves sitting at home. Most people will take this time to get done all of the things their busy lives have kept them from completing. While this is a good idea, it’s important that you still take some time for you. As most medical professionals will tell you, self care and mental wellbeing is important for physical well being as well. So here are some tips for improved self care. Because it’s ok to not be running around all the time, even if our society is not structured for it.
Meditation is a great way to relax your body and clear your mind of worries. With everything that’s going on it’s hard to just sit and not have a racing mind. Taking 10 to 15 minutes a day to just sit and relax is great for self care and doesn’t take a lot of time. Some of the benefits of meditation are reducing stress, controlling anxiety, and promoting emotional health. So you can quiet your mind and those worries. Meditation also enhances self-awareness and lengthens attention spans. So you can focus longer and get things done. Using a CBD oil tincture can help with this as well. Take a few drops under your tongue 10 minutes before you sit down to meditate and it can help you relax faster.
2. Eat Healthy
It’s easy to sit and eat junk food when you’re hanging out at home all day. A lot of people engage in boredom eating, where they aren’t really hungry, but there isn’t anything else to do. I’m the first person to advocate for chocolate and junk food, but these need to be eaten in moderation. Indulging in too much junk food slows down your body, makes you feel sluggish, and that lack of energy perpetuates sitting on the couch doing nothing. While this may feel good for a few days, eventually some people may find themselves feeling depressed. So making sure you keep your body on a normal and healthy eating schedule is a very easy way for self care.
3. Get organized
Sometimes when we are feeling overwhelmed the easiest thing is just to stop and take a second to organize your thoughts. It could help to make a list of things you want or need to get done. Then do them one at time. When you have a mental clarity it’s easier to focus on the task at hand. You can also ask yourself what you need. With a cluttered mind it will be hard to answer that question. Once you have clearly identified what needs to be done and started on your list, you will feel much better. Plus it will alleviate the guilt that may come later when you decide to take a break, or stop for the day.
4. Make sure you’re sleeping enough
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults from eighteen to sixty-four require seven to nine hours of sleep a night. In our normal busy lives it’s easy to lose track of how important sleep is and not allow ourselves enough. As the saying goes “there’s just not enough hours in the day.” But getting enough sleep is vital to your mental and physical health.
The struggle now is that there are too many hours in the day because most of us are home with not a lot to do. So it’s easy to flip this to another extreme where we start sleeping too much. This too can start to cause feelings of depression.
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5. Give your skin some love
There are many ways to give your skin some love. That can help activate your body’s self soothing system. Your self-soothing system is linked to your parasympathetic nervous system. Also known as “rest, digest, and heal.” Not activating this causes heightened awareness, which can cause you to always be on edge. This is your body’s natural way to bring you back to calm after periods of stress. But if you’re naturally anxious or stressed out, it’s not easy to tap into. This can lead to stress related physical symptoms. Taking the time to throw on a face mask, moisturize your skin, or take a bath activates this system. This will help balance your body, and lessen that “fight or flight” response and boost your immune system.
With all the craziness that is constantly happening in life, whether it is on a normal day or a period like now makes it hard to take care of yourself. Using these 5 tips for self care can help you lower stress, relax, and boost immunity. No matter what is going on it’s important to give yourself some TLC.