4 Best Self Care Tips to boost your life

4 Best Self Care Tips to boost your life

First of all, let’s be clear on the common misconception of the word Self-Care: Self-care is not the same as being selfish or self-indulgent. Self-care simply means taking care of yourself so you can be whole and functional.

It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day.

It’s not always easy to practice self-care. Most of us are crazy busy, dealing with stressful jobs, spending time with other people but ourselves. ME-time is usually last on the agenda. Here’s are a few tips on how you can take care of yourself before taking care of others.

1. Sleep Well

Yes, get some sleep. Sleep can have a huge effect on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Ever had days where you got up feeling extra cranky because of insufficient quality sleep?

Before sleeping, try considering putting away your phones and make sure your bedroom is the best possible place for you to get some deep sleep.

2. Eat right for self-care

Basic of living, eating well, and eating right. You may tend to order fast food or even skip eating just because you are too occupied with work. Sounds familiar? The food we eat has the potential to either keep us healthy or contribute to weight gain or even diseases such as diabetes. Try considering planning out your meals before heading to work. Be it a healthier option diet or home cook food.

3. Say no to others, and say yes to your self-care

Learning to say no is really hard, we understand. Many of us feel obliged to say yes when someone asks for our time or energy even when we already have too much on our plates. Saying yes too often, can lead to burnout, anxiety, and irritability. It may take a little practice, but once you learn to politely say no, you’ll start to feel that you are in control, and you’ll have more time for your self-care.

4. Schedule a self-care time

It can be hard for us all to find that extra time. But it’s extremely important to plan a regular self-care time. Giving yourself some time alone can help you find the best ways to keep yourself moving forward and keep you grounded.

Whether it’s a face mask time, taking a hot bath, getting rid of unwanted hair, singing in the shower, or enjoy a good movie with family and friends, taking self-care time is important.

Look for small ways you can incorporate it into everyday life. Whether it's waking up 15 minutes earlier to sit with a cup of coffee before a long day, or listening to your favorite songs while showering.

The more you work on practicing self-care, you will learn that you are able to thrive better in life.