Self Care Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine
Keeping the space we call home clean and well maintained is a priority we can all agree on. We know the importance of replacing the filter on the furnace and changing the batteries in the smoke detectors. Lists of household chores are made and completed daily. But when was the last time you turned the focus inward and made yourself a priority? Here’s some simple steps to begin your self care journey:
Practice putting self reflection in your daily routine. Are you relaxed or is your heart racing? Have you had enough sleep? Being aware of your emotions can help boost resilience and lower anxiety.
Sleep, Eat and Exercise
Studies have proven again and again that getting quality sleep, regular exercise, and eating a healthy diet is crucial for good mental health and well-being. But when life gets busy, these factors can be affected. Be vigilant and maintain good habits.
Research shows that many people feel significantly less stressed after using meditation apps even after just two weeks. Download one today and see if it works for you. Popular favourites include Calm, Headspace, Buddhify and Silent Timer.
TIP: Throw open the windows (or just a crack if it’s cold) and breathe deeply – even if it’s only for a few minutes a day! Studies show it’s good for your digestive system, helps improve blood pressure, strengthens your immune system, boosts energy, sharpens the mind and makes you happy.
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