Self care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary! While you’re busy taking care of others and worrying about what they need, you have to remember that YOU are important too!
Taking care of yourself can seem like something you’re just not good at, or maybe even something you don’t have time to do in your daily life. But the truth is that practising self care isn’t about spending hours relaxing in the tub; it’s about actively putting your own needs first, especially when it comes to your health and happiness.
It can be hard to practice self care when you’re busy with work and life, but in order to live your best life, it’s important to make time for yourself every day. Here are five easy ways to practice self care that can fit into even the busiest schedule, so that you can maintain your health and happiness.
Meditation is a great way to take care of your mental and emotional health. In a world where we’re always on, it’s incredibly important to be able to switch off, just for an hour or two. Meditation can help with that by reducing stress and anxiety while also helping you feel more alert and focused when you get back into work. Never meditated before? It’s actually pretty easy! Simply sit or lie still and try to focus on one thing, such as your breath, and let your thoughts slowly drift away. It can take a bit of practice to rid your mind of all thoughts while meditating, but once you get there, the bliss pays off.
2. Gratitude journaling
Gratitude journaling can help you enjoy and appreciate what you already have. It helps bring more joy, fun, and peace into your life. The practice is simple—simply write down three things you are grateful for at the end of each day. Studies show that regular gratitude journaling can increase happiness, boost energy levels, improve relationships, and reduce depression. Plus, there’s no wrong way to do it!
3. Upgrade your dental care
We can seem so focussed on other aspects of health like our skincare routine or workout regime, that often our dental hygiene takes a backseat. Put some extra focus on keeping those pearly whites sparkling by taking your dental care to the next level. Use White Glo’s self care bundle which features the Plus Teeth Whitening Kit and Pro White Toothpaste for improved oral health and an overall whiter smile. It’s easy as 1,2,3. Simply brush with the Pro White Toothpaste, use the Plus Teeth Whitening Kit for 10 minutes, and say hello to your new white smile! The best part is that it’s safe for everyday use, so you’re guaranteed to have a confident, sparkling smile year round.
4. Morning stretches
Start your day off right with some simple stretches to get your blood flowing and then focus on breathing deeply for a few moments. You don’t have to do anything special; simply sitting quietly will work wonders for your body and mind.
It’s hard to unwind when your mind is full of stress. One of the best ways to practice self care is through mindfulness. This can come in many forms; meditation, yoga, mindfulness walks or even just being present when cooking dinner or chatting with a friend. Whatever form it takes, there are many benefits of practising mindfulness; it has been shown to decrease stress and improve mood and focus. And you don’t have to commit a lot of time to do it! If you find yourself racing through your day, know that mindfulness can help bring a sense of balance back into your life. Spend just five minutes mindfully going through your routine in the morning and you’ll be less stressed out all day long.
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