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Here are 20 self care ideas for living a balanced life.
1. Spend 15 Minutes Clearing Clutter
According to studies, cluttered environments can make you feel stressed and like you have low self-control. Therefore, get rid of the overflow from your closet, the pile of shoes by the door, or the stack of mail to improve your wellbeing.
Spend one minute of your day on being aware of your thoughts and feelings, one minute on being aware of your body as a whole, and one minute on your breathing.
3. An Invigorating Blast at The End of Your Shower
Shower with warm water, but end it with a cold blast for half a minute. This will improve your circulation and boost your energy. Plus, it’s great for the skin.
4. Run or Walk for a Few Minutes
Do a short physical activity every day, even if that’s running or walking for a few minutes.
5. Drink Plenty of Water
Your body needs plenty of water to maintain proper functioning and prevent dehydration which can cause low blood pressure, confusion, dizziness, and constipation. Therefore, be sure to refill your water bottle every hour, so that you know you’re getting enough fluids.
6. Make One Change in Your Diet Every Week
Have an additional portion of vegetables each meal, drink a cup of tea first thing in the morning, or drink an extra glass of water every day.
7. Follow the Rule of 20
Your eyes are exposed to blue light every day by staring at your phone, screen, or TV, which can lead to different eye problems. So, take a break from your screen every 20 minutes by looking at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
8. Take a Quick Nap
Sometimes, 10 to 20 minutes of napping is all you need to get an energy boost and stave off sleepiness.
9. Give Your Body a Treat
Pick an outfit that makes you feel beautiful and confident even when there are no special occasions.
10. Me Time
Sometimes you have to put your needs on the back burner, especially if you’re a mom. But, try to take a break from everything and spend at least a few minutes drinking your favorite cup of coffee or tea. This will help you unwind and give you strength and energy.
11. Have a Good Laugh Every Day
If your colleagues, partner, or friends don’t have a good sense of humor you can count on, read some jokes on the Internet or watch a funny video on YouTube to have a good laugh every day. Laughter is an amazing form of stress-relief.
12. Spend More Time in Nature
Try to spend more time in nature. This simple habit can help you feel less stressed and more relaxed.
13. Turn Your Home into a Spa
Turn your shower into a sauna. Spray the shower or bathtub with lavender or another de-stressing relaxing oil, exfoliate with your own at-home body scrub, take a long bath, and sit in your bathrobe for as long as you want, reading a book.
14. Pamper Your Skin
Pamper yourself with a good DIY face mask.
15. Have a Date with Yourself
Spend some time with yourself by doing the things you enjoy, whether that’s watching your favorite sitcom, reading, visiting a gallery, eating at your favorite restaurant, or going to the cinema or theater.
16. Plan a Getaway
Escape from reality by researching for the perfect place to visit, even if you can’t really go there at the moment. This will help you relax and maybe inspire you to take a few days off.
17. Be More Selfish
Make sure you do at least one thing every day that makes you happy, no matter what people think.
18. Take a Course in Something New
Did you always want to learn cooking? Or perhaps dancing? Or photography? It’s never too late to take a course in the activity that has always interested you. Not only that this will make you happy, but it will also help you meet new friends.
19. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
We know it’s comfortable and familiar there, but getting out of your comfort zone from time to time can bring you many new possibilities and people in your life.
20. Book a Restorative Massage
Reduce stress, speed up recovery, and ease pain by booking a restorative massage. Do this at least once a month. Your body and mind deserve it.