Many people want to take better care of themselves, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Even if the solution, on the face of it, might be quite simple. People tend to want to find a better balance between their work and life and taking some time out to refocus on things is a great way to do that. Our mental and physical wellbeing is so important and we need to devote time to it. Here are 10 simple self-care activities you can enjoy.
1) Put your phone away
We are more connected than ever, which comes with its advantages. But being contently connected can also be a drain on us.
One of the best and most effective self-care activities is to simply switch your phone off and put it in a drawer. Leave it there. Forget about it. Disconnect from being a slave to your social media. We spend so much of our time scrolling through stuff we don’t even remember. Think about what you could do with that time instead.
2) Take a bath
How often do you take the time to have a bath? Washing those worries away can be a therapeutic thing to do. So take the time. Run a bath tonight, fill it with bubble bath or bath salts and light a few candles. Draw the curtains, play some music and truly relax.
3) Reconnect with nature
Next on our list of simple self-care activities is reconnecting with nature. Nature is healing. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and immersing yourself in nature is incredible therapy. So get away from it all. Go and take a walk in the great outdoors. Hug a tree!
4) Join a class
Make a few new friends and start learning something you’ve always wanted to. It could be anything from yoga to a different language. Making the time to work on yourself is something we rarely do.
5) Go for a run
Release some endorphins and work on your physical health by going for a run. The wind in your hair, your heart beating through your chest and the feeling once you’ve completed a mile or two is brilliant. You don’t have to be the next Olympic athlete to enjoy the benefits of exercise.
6) Read a book
Losing yourself in a book does wonders for your imagination. Furthermore, many of us have wish lists of novels which are as tall as a house. When are you actually going to read them? Immerse yourself in wonderful writing, beautiful characters and plot twists you never saw coming. If you find making time to read difficult, then check out this guide.
7) Try praying
Our self-care activities list continues with praying. Have you tried praying? Some people have a faith, others don’t. Pray for your loved ones, for your situation, into different life events and issues. Regardless of your thoughts you might find comfort, relaxation and answers if you try praying.
8) Cook a nutritious meal
Some people look at cooking as a hassle, or a chore, whilst others find it therapeutic. Bringing ingredients together to create something delicious. What’s even better is that once you have cooked it, you can enjoy eating it!
Stretching is good for you. We should all be doing it. It helps with keeping muscles healthy, strong and flexible. Strengthen helps maintain motion in our joints. With more of us sat in the same position at a desk than ever below, our bodies need to stretch. Spend some mindful time stretching as part of your self-care activities.
10) Have an early night
When was the last time you had an early night? So many of us burn the candle at both ends and our bodies know it. We feel it in our minds too. How do you fancy waking up refreshed for once? An early night is a wonderful way to use your time.
In conclusion, these are just ten simple self-care activities which can be put into place today. There are lots of other things you can do to boost your overall wellbeing. Finally, focus on your self care and you’ll be glad you did.