When you're busy juggling work, family and social commitments, finding time to invest in self-care can be challenging. When your days are spent managing a hectic life there can be little or no time left to catch your breath let alone take time to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. If you are struggling to find time left for self-care, try these four tips to incorporate good self-care habits into your daily routine.
1. Establish a morning routine
Starting the day right is a good way to ensure your mental and physical health is maintained. This might include waking up 30 minutes earlier than the rest of your household and making a healthy breakfast while you plan your day, establishing an early morning exercise routine or even for a 5 to 10 minute stretching or meditation; figure out what works for you and implement it daily. Over time this will become a habit, helping you to take some time for self-care every day.
2. Schedule time off
Going through the motions in a cycle of continuous activity, moving from one activity to the next can be physically and mentally draining . Ensure that you don’t get lost in the chaos by scheduling time off every few months. It might be something as simple as an afternoon away from your normal routine, treating yourself to some much needed TLC of pampering at a day spa alone or with your bestie or something more extravagant like a weekend away. Whatever you choose, taking a break will allow you to relax and rejuvenate.
3. Get enough sleep
The importance of sleep should not be underrated and it can be all too easy to prioritise other commitments over getting your full expert recommended 8 hour daily night rest. Getting good quality sleep allows your body to heal and re-energise, helping you to perform in all areas of your life. It can also be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle without proper sleep as it will affect our moods so that we are prone to mood swings, we also tend to make bad diet choices and avoid exercising when we are sleep deprived. Sleep is critical for physical and mental health, which is why it should be made a priority regardless of how busy you are.
4. Set realistic goals
There’s no point committing to something that is unachievable or will put so much pressure on you that you feel like a failure. Manage your mental health by setting SMART goals, Smart, Manageable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound. Spend some time considering your aspirations and make goals that are challenging, but possible for you to reach. You also need to set realistic goals when it comes to your self-care commitments. Add things to your routine that will work long term with your lifestyle.
With limited hours in the day, it can be nearly impossible to make time for self-care., but you simply can't pour from a cup that is empty. These tips should help you incorporate self-care into your schedule so that you can live life to the fullest.
By| womenwhoslay @womenwhoslay