Simple Ways To Treat Yourself With Care

Self care is a vital part of living your best life.  Finding time for self care, however, can pose quite a challenge.  Depending on the various roles you fulfill in life, you may be a very busy person.  

Living a very busy lifestyle means that paying attention to your own well-being is even more important.  You can’t sustain your lifestyle for very long if you take no time to nourish yourself physically and emotionally.  

Take some time now to exercise your imagination, and read through some simple ways to treat yourself with care.  

Avoid your cell phone 

Don’t be scared.  This is only a suggestion that you put your phone down for an hour before and after sleeping.  Give your mind time to focus on the present moment, and relieve your eyes of the constant scanning/reading.  

Invest in a garden or indoor plants

Gardening is a great way to blow off some steam while creating and nurturing life.  It’s a beautiful way to treat yourself. If you’re not the best at keeping up with your plants, try having a few air plants.  Air plants don’t need soil to thrive, making the upkeep much simpler.  

Spend extra time bathing 

Bathing is an absolute part of regular self care, but taking a little longer in the tub is a treat.  Run a hot bath. Add some bubbles, and enjoy. Even if you have kids, you can do this after they are asleep.  

Eat healthy foods 

Put love into your meals, and eat food that are truly nourishing to your body.  It may sound boring, but you’ll be surprised at how much better you will feel. A healthy diet is essential to living the best life you can live.  

Make sure you afford yourself time to sleep

Sleep is also essential to living a good life.  Your body needs time to recuperate from the events of each day, and your mind needs time to replenish its energy.  

Design your schedule to allow for at least ten hours a day of sleep.  You likely won’t sleep that long, but it will give you time to wind down and wake up.  

Spend time cuddling with your pets

If you don’t have a pet, you could really find the benefits of being a pet owner to be quite enjoyable.  If you do have a pet (or pets), then you understand just how therapeutic their cuddles and love can be for the soul.  

Learn how to properly meditate

Meditation is a great way to give your mind a refresher.  Minimize the use of your senses for at least ten minutes a day, and give your body time to exist. 

Zoe Kickhefer
zoe@everydaylifes.com

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