Most of us are constantly rushing around with no time to stop and think, let alone take time to care for ourselves. However, in all of this rushing around we are forgetting about the one person who is missing out on feeling their best i.e. You!
You see if you don’t take care of you now, eventually something’s got to give and the majority of the time this could be our overall health, which will eventually affect productivity, whether we like it or not.
The good news is that we don’t have to wait to do something about this. You can start now by taking some simple steps to avoid this.
Here are some tips to help you on your way:
Taking some time out regularly is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It doesn’t have to be for long, even five minutes a day can make all the difference. This will help you gather your thoughts and learn to tune in to your inner guidance and will help you think more clearly.
Meditation benefits your mind and your overall health. Being still and focusing on your breath, as you slowly inhale and exhale creates calmness, and this brings clarity to your thoughts and feelings. This practice trains your mind to become more focused and alert, which is necessary in our everyday lives.
Writing down our thoughts on paper or in a journal can help you see things more clearly and logically. By taking your thoughts out of your head and on to paper, you are freeing up space in your mind. This helps to prevent overthinking, which often leads to stress and anxiety.
Keeping fit is marvellous for your health and wellbeing. It makes you feel good and takes your mind off any worries of the day. It also lifts your spirits and places you in control, which feels empowering.
Eating and drinking healthily is part of taking care of you. Aim to get a good variety of fresh fruit and vegetables included in your balanced diet, as we all need fuel to keep us going throughout our day. Staying hydrated is also vital to keep our body functioning effectively, so try to drink plenty of water, this will keep you hydrated and is great for energising too.
Being financially fit is part of taking care of you. When your finances are in order, it eases your mind. So, track your money regularly, this way you can keep on top of the amount you are spending and how much you are receiving. Mastering your money can bring you a new-found confidence and optimism.
Ensuring you look your best goes hand-in-hand with how good you feel and is part of self-care. So, get your hair done as often as you want to and have regular beauty treatments. Wear outfits you feel amazing in. Self-care is about taking care of yourself both internally and externally.
Doing things you love is good for your mind, body and soul, It makes you feel alive and is a great reminder of how wonderful life is.
Once you incorporate these tips into your everyday life, they’ll soon become second nature to you.
So, start making self-care a part of your everyday life; because taking care of you today, makes for a brighter version of you tomorrow.
By Pamela Sommers
Pamela Sommers is the award-winning & bestselling author of ‘Life Lessons from a 40 something…’ and ‘Building Castles In The Sky’. She is also the Founder of SommerSparkle, an award-winning online boutique providing jewellery & accessories for special occasions
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