Ready to punch the next weight-loss guru who tells you to do cardio every day right in the face? You’re not alone! Between juggling ten million tasks each day for work, home, family, and more, you’ve probably got enough on your plate as it is without having to add any more “have to’s” to your overflowing list.
Still, there’s something to be said about self-care. A little TLC for you can go a long way, after all! Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just make self-care an easy part of your day without having to make time to squeeze it into your jam-packed schedule? We’re here with a few tips for working a little “you time” into your busy day in a way that makes it a healthy habit, not another thing to check off the to-do list.
Develop a Morning Routine
One of the toughest things about adding self-care to your day is finding a time to fit it in. For example, trying to squeeze in a morning “you” time in the afternoons can become problematic when late meetings, commitments to your family, or deadlines get in the way.
By dedicating the first hour of the day to YOU, it’s easy to start the day with a refreshing workout, a mindfulness exercise like meditation, or even just a relaxing cup of coffee and a little peace and quiet. OKC skin care experts ClareBella recommend that you use this relaxing time to begin your day with moisturizing as well – make every morning your own at-home spa experience. Your day will go much better – try it and see!
Create a Healthy Habit
Who can remember to drink 64 ounces of water every day when literally everything else is happening at once? Try connecting water-drinking to an activity you have to do, like visiting the restroom. Every time you get up from your desk for a bathroom break, remember to go refill your water bottle. Soon it will become second-nature!
Make it About YOU
Self-care isn’t just about keeping fit and staying healthy, though those are great goals. Be sure to make time to do one thing you love each day.
Even something as simple as listening to an uplifting song, taking a quick five-minute yoga break, or ordering yourself a lunch delivery instead of settling for leftovers can be a complete game-changer for your overall mood. You give and give all day long- make it a point to be on the receiving end at least once a day!
Taking good care of yourself is not only the key to a healthy, happy life- it’s also a mood-boosting way to pay it forward to everyone you care about. When you’re in good shape- mentally and physically- you can be even more amazing than you already are, causing everyone around you to feel amazing too!