When you track your habits in a journal and focus on self care you will have greater productivity, improved health, self esteem and well being. Our bodies tell us when we need to be healthy to function at the highest capacity and if we care for our body on a regular basis by getting rest, and nutrition we are much better equipped to handle stress or illness in our body. The following are a few suggestions to follow for physical habits of self care...
Water is your friend. If you leave your skin feeling clean, smelling great, smooth, silky soft, and radiantly healthy you will feel better. Use soaps and products that use all natural and pure ingredients like essential oils and plant butters, herbs, and spices that cleanse, moisturize and soothe your skin.
Get Enough Good Sleep
Sleep care is the new self-care. So, why is sleep so important? It’s a vital part of your health and wellness. You may not realize it, but the amount and quality of sleep you get each night can impact the way your immune system functions, your mood and much more! Getting consistent and high-quality sleep can improve all aspects of your health. Lack of sleep has shown to increase risk for many diseases including cancer and high blood pressure.
Chances are that you already know that water is good for you. In fact, water is often referred to as the elixir of life and this is for a good reason. Every system of the body needs water in order to survive. Water can help balance your weight, flush toxins from your body, improve your memory and your skin. While a person can survive without food for many weeks, dehydration can kill you in just a few days or possibly hours depending on the environment and temperature.
Exercise releases stress, regulates our hormones, invigorates our bones, joints and muscles. Movement and exercise are very important for health. So make sure you find the time to fit it in. Check out YouTube for different workout routines. Another option would be joining a fitness group that focuses on yoga, aerobics, running etc. A basic human need for our body is to keep it healthy by moving.
Breath Fresh Air
It’s no secret that breathing is essential for life. But breathing fresh air is also necessary for our health and well-being. Especially for adults who find themselves sitting behind a desk for eight hours a day. If you can’t remember the last time you ran through fields, walked on the beach, or rode a bike, then it’s time to reconnect with the outdoors. This should be a habit that you choose to track to help with overall health. Even just sitting on the deck and having a cool drink or taking a short walk in the neighborhood can clear your head and give you a sense of calmness.
Physical Touch Can Give Comfort, Love, and Security
Use physical touch as part of your self care practice. Touch provided or done by you for you, will leave you filled instead of empty. Physical touch is not always sex or kissing. Sometimes it’s hugging, holding hands, etc. So here are some tips...
- Schedule a massage
- Rub your feet
- Use your foot on a tennis ball for self foot massage
- Rub your neck
- Rub your temples
- Press your palms of your hands together as if you are holding your own hand
- Apply lotion to your body
This will release tension and stress and is easy to incorporate into a self care routine.
Many people say they don’t have time for self care because the demands put on them by work, family, friends, and society. If you don't care for yourself it will create stress and anxiety, which ultimately takes away from your health and happiness. Learn to balance life so that you can take some “me” time. This means finding a balance between work and play.
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