Self-care means a variety of things to different people. While the definition isn’t fixed or concrete, the art of practicing self-care aims to achieve the same things. To introduce balance, de-stress, experience calmness, or reserve a few moments of silence to yourself daily. Whether your form of self-care is to shop, organize your room, or take a relaxing bath, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite tips and tricks that aim to get you on the right track.
1: Try Something New
Stuck in the same old routine? Want something different? Try something new. There’s nothing better than being adventurous and occasionally switching up your style. Now hear us out, you don’t have to do anything wild, you can start by trying a new recipe, experimenting with a new hairstyle, or picking up a new hobby.
2: Reciting Affirmations
Perhaps one of the easiest forms of self-care is to recite affirmations. You’ve seen an increase in affirmations all over social media and that’s for a good reason. In an effort to practice positive thinking, and empowerment overall, implementing affirmations daily is sure to give you the boost you’ve been needing. Start with, “This week will be monumental,” “I am talented and worthy,” and “I believe in myself and my capabilities.” The possibilities are endless.
According to various sources and devoted yogis worldwide, yoga may decrease stress, promote a better quality of sleep, improve balance and flexibility, amongst other amazing benefits. More than ever, there are thousands of videos online that promote the practice and show how to begin with a few simple steps. All you need is some breathable clothing, a yoga mat, and a willingness to begin a new journey. Get ready to start today!
Journaling is an amazing exercise that we will not hesitate to recommend. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also keeps your thoughts organized, relieves stress, and allows you to reflect. Dedicating a few minutes a day will inspire you, and hold you accountable to your goals, thoughts and dreams. Grab a notebook today and get to writing!
5: Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises aim to soothe your spirit and introduce calmness into your life. Not only will it reduce stress, but it also controls anger responses, promotes relaxation, and may increase your energy. Today, there are several different techniques and apps that help individuals look for stillness and peace of mind. We suggest searching for breathing exercises on your favorite streaming services or locating “Breathwrk” on iOs and Android devices. Happy breathing!
6: Hang Out With A Few Friends
Need an energy booster? Call up some friends and make some plans. The last year and some had many of us inside, spending a lot of time with ourselves, but it’s time to go out and socialize (safely, of course). Go into your closet, look for your favorite outfit and paint the town red. You will not regret it!
Remember, little movement is better than no movement. Try all or some of these self-care tips at your own pace. Do you have any tips and suggestions that you swear by? Let us know in the comments.