Updated: Sep 8, 2022
When was the last time you had some time for yourself? If it has been a while, what is stopping you? The irony is most people believe they don't have the time to care for themselves. I want to share quick and easy tips for self-care that don't take too much time while making you feel better.
Tip #1 - Deep Breathing
Deep breathing can help alleviate stress, anxiety and improve focus. The best technique is the "relaxing breath" technique. Here is how you do ths excerxise, inhale in through your nose (4 seconds) hold your breath (7 seconds) and exhale through your mouth ( 8 seconds). Repeat up to 4 times.
Tip #2 - Write Down 5 Things that Make You Smile
When you think of things that make you smile, it causes you to smile. Smiling can help boost your mood, recover from stress and reduce your heart rate. Smiling is good for you, so do it more often. Keep this list handy for whenever you need a reason to smile.
“I make it a point to practice self-care. I make an appointment with myself.” —Manisha Singal, MD, internal medicine physician
Tip #3 - Listen to Relaxing Music
Listening to relaxing music has many benefits. it can reduce stress, improve brain function and help you get a good night's sleep. Don't know where to find relaxing music? There are many apps available or you can search relaxing music on YouTube.
Tip #4 - Read Inspirational Quotes
Inspirational quotes gives you new ideas and a strong sense of enthusiasm. They motivate you to focus on your intention and stir up positive feelings.
Tip #5 - Go to Bed 30 Minutes Early
Healthy sleep habits are a part of self-care. Getting enough sleep can boost your immune system, elevate your mood and energy levels.
As you can see, self-care can be easily added to your daily routine without requiring a lot of time or planning. Start your self-care journey today with these easy 5 tips and repeat as needed. Remember self-care is not selfish