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Self Care – Simple Ways to be Kind to Yourself

Simple Ways to be Kind to Yourself Eat Well, Meditation, Self-Care, Sleep, Sleep Better By ShayeMilford 0 Comments #selfcare, eatwell, hydration, meditation, sleep

How often do you hear people talk about the many different ways you can practice self care?

Are you being kind enough to yourself?

It can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out what works and doesn’t work for you! Plus there’s tonnes of checklists spanning up to 50 different ways for self care. The options are vast. We decided to cut through the noise and select five simple ways to practice self care.

Meditate

It sounds annoying to always hear people harp on about meditation and how good it is…but seriously, it really is. Sit with yourself. Learn to let go of chaotic thoughts. Refocusing the mind and practising meditation really helps to clear your thoughts, focus and calm the mind. Who doesn’t want greater mental clarity after the tumultuous year of 2020? Start practising today, even if only for 5 minutes. Click here for meditation apps you can download

Go outside

A sure-fire way to turn any sour mood sweet. Stepping outside into fresh, open air really does wonders for your mind, body and soul. Not only does it bring more oxygen to your brain, it also means that you’re moving around. Sitting stagnant at a desk or lying in bed all day prevents blood flow and leaves muscles/joints tight. So, get up, open the front door and go outside!

Make sleep a priority

This is a no-brainer, but it can be hard for some to do. Sleep is when your body regenerates, heals itself and creates energy for you to use the next day. If you’re not getting enough sleep or prioritising other things over sleep, stop. There are so many negative side effects on your health that poor sleep creates, so make it a top priority.

Eat well

What goes into your stomach impacts your cognitive function and overall wellbeing. If you have a poor diet full of caffeine, sugar and excessive fats, your entire body, including your mind, is going to suffer. Make sure, even if only on weekdays, you stick to a healthy and balanced diet. To learn more about how important your diet is, click here.

Stay Hydrated

Super simple. Drink a glass of water in the morning and ensure you’re maintaining hydration throughout the day. It’s recommended that you drink around 8 glasses of water each day to avoid dehydration. Boost your metabolism, flush out unwanted toxins, increase energy levels and keep skin glowing!

We hope some of these steps feel achievable for you. Take your self care journey one step at a time and use these microsteps to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. At the end of the day, your health is indeed your wealth so start prioritising YOU!

Written by Shaye Milford

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