Self-care can often feel overwhelming; we get too busy with life and push it to the side. We think self-care has to be something big like going for a run or creating a strict and elaborate night time routine.
But the seemingly smallest acts can be amazing for your mental and physical well-being. I am going to share with you 5 simple acts of self-care you can easily incorporate into your everyday life.
1. Drink Water
I know you probably get told this all the time, and that’s because it’s important! It’s healthy for your body and your mind.
I am guilty of forgetting to drink water; if you’re like me I recommend setting a reminder in your phone to drink water. Mine is set to remind me every 2 hours between 8am and 8pm.
Carry a water bottle with you everywhere so you always have access to it. Add ice, add flavorings, anything that will encourage you to drink it.
2. Eat Something Healthy
With the fast pace of life, it’s so easy to grab a granola bar, frozen meal, or eat out without thinking about it. But take a step back and make sure you’re eating well, even if it’s just one thing a day.
Have a bowl of berries at breakfast, have carrots and ranch or hummus as a snack, or add a side of peas to dinner. Make an effort to add something fresh and healthy to your day.
I’m not telling you to go out and run a marathon, just stretch. Every morning after you get out of bed, take a minute to stretch. This will keep you physically healthy and get your body and mind ready for the day.
You can find plenty of easy stretches on Pinterest and do them every day.
4. Go Outside
Even if it’s only 5 minutes, get outside and absorb some sunlight. Admire the flowers, breathe in fresh air, and really feel the nature around you.
This will help you slow down and really take in life, and see how beautiful it is.
Take a little bit of time out of your day to read. This can be a novel, poetry, self-care/self-help books, a biography, non-fiction books, anything you enjoy reading.
Take time to yourself to relax and also open and enrich your mind.
Please take time every single to take care of yourself. No act of self-care is too small, every little thing works towards your physical and mental health.
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