If visions of people chanting “Ommm” put you to sleep, don’t worry, there are many different ways to practice self-care.
The point of self-care is to do something you enjoy.
Make time for yourself to keep your sanity and feel your best.
Look Up From Your Phone And Get Outside
Ok, maybe not right this second, but taking a tech break in favor of the great outdoors can be great for mental health. Head to the beach with a book or go for an easy hike.
Engaging in outdoor activities can be relaxing and much more rewarding than getting a few extra likes on your Instagram post.
Get Off Your Butt And Stretch Those Legs
You may have heard that sitting is the new smoking. It’s not easy to get moving when your job requires you to sit in front of a computer all day.
Set your alarm each hour to take a quick walking break. Take the stairs or a longer route to the restroom or on your way to grab an afternoon coffee.
It can be easy to lose track and forget so try using an app to remind you and count your steps. Make it a game to see if you can take more steps each day.
Maybe it’s time to finally use that fitness tracker you got for Christmas.
Cut Back On The Late Night Social Media Surfing
Ok, maybe that’s not what you want to hear but you might appreciate the results. Having a time to shut off electronics at night will help your mind quiet down so you can get to sleep faster.
Try doing something else in that last hour before bed like reading a book or some gentle yoga.
Play Hookie.. It’s Called A Mental Health Day
If you have a few sick days banked up maybe it’s time to use one. Use that time to run errands during the day when things are less busy.
If you’re feeling more adventurous then plan a self-care day filled with activities you enjoy. If you’re feeling run down then put your phone on silent and just relax. Your boss doesn’t need to know!
Try Something New, It Doesn’t Have To Be Skydiving
If you want to go skydiving then give it a try! But trying something new can be as simple as trying a new food or taking a painting class.
Try making a list of things you’ve always wanted to try and make a point to check one off every month or two.
Get A Spa Experience Without Spending All Your Cash
If you have the money for a spa day then go for it! But if you want the relaxation without the price tag then turn your own bathroom into your spa.
Light some candles, grab some essential oils and paint on a funky face mask. No need to worry about how much to tip your esthetician!
Get Creative, Even If You’re Not An Artist
Even if your idea of drawing is just a few stick figures, art can be therapeutic. Try an adult coloring book or a paint and sip class.
Don’t focus on creating a masterpiece, just enjoy the experience.