Quite often our days become to-do lists that don’t seem to end. A lot of times nature gives us signals to pause and care for ourselves but today’s lifestyle makes it very difficult to do so. To keep ourselves ahead of others we put too many things in our lists and ignore our mental and physical health.
This results in a lot of stress, lack of self-awareness, and not knowing where we are headed in this journey called life.
So what’s the solution you might ask? Well, that’s why we are here, to find solutions to this seemingly small but quite huge problem.
Yes, Self-Care is the solution to quit rat race yet perform at your best and feel great at the same time.
Self-Care is the path to follow for that extraordinary individual who doesn’t want to sacrifice his happiness and peace of mind, yet becomes a superb achiever.
And here in this post, I am going to share with you some simple but effective ways to care for yourself and start walking on the path of greatness.
The Divine Connection with your Senses
Feeling stressed and disconnected is quite common in today’s lifestyle due to the factors discussed above. But if you just try to pause and spend a few minutes with yourself regularly, you will start to develop a great connection with your soul and feel much better.
The Good Old Friends
Today’s busy lifestyle has made it very difficult for people to connect the way they used to. But if you just try to incorporate some time for your friends in your schedule, surely it will be worth the effort. Sometimes a good friend is all we need to get the best out of us.
Sleep is the Best Medicine
Even if I say that sleep is the most important thing for a human being, it would be an understatement. If you are having a sound and undisturbed sleep, you can handle a lot of situations in a very calm manner. So make sure you get around 7-8 hours of sleep regularly.
The Power of a Power-Nap
Doesn’t matter how much stuff you have to get done at the office, make sure to close your eyes for a while and do nothing post-lunch. It will recharge you like anything and your remaining half at your workplace will be much more pleasant and productive.
The Underestimated Gratitude
Practicing gratitude can seem useless in the beginning but trust me once you get in the habit of doing it regularly, you will experience a great happiness boost in your life. The things or people you worried over in the past won’t bother you at all and you will a brand new and awesome life.
Journaling is the Way Forward
Planning your day or week gives you great clarity of mind about your priorities and the stuff you need to get done. Once you start following this traditional pen and paper approach, you will rid yourself of wandering here and there without any purpose or ambition.
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Don’t be a Couch Potato
Whenever you feel like that you are burning out from work or are a bit stressed, going out in nature for a quick walk or watching children play outside can make a huge difference in your mood.
Walking for long distances and in nature gives your body the much needed fresh oxygen and energizes it like anything.
Ever tried Gardening?
Heading to your yard and picking weeds is a great way to not only care for your garden but also yourself. It’s a great mood booster, improves the quality of your sleep, and helps fight cognitive decline.
Home Sweet Home
Have you ever noticed your stress levels going up when you see a very untidy home? Yes, they do go up. Messy, untidy homes make one feel very disorganized. But if you take time to declutter your home or at least your room, you will notice a great improvement in the state of your mind.
Even if you have a great title and a salary package, it’s extremely important to set your time limitations in office work. Your body and mind need time to recover after a hectic day of work and detaching yourself from phone and laptop is one great way of doing that.
Unplug from Everything
Yes, you read it right. Sometimes shutting everything down and doing nothing is what your mind and body need to fully recharge itself. Just roll your to-do list and throw it in the garbage bin once in a while and enjoy your journey. And your week offs can be quite useful in making this happen.
So which of these ways appeal to you the most and how are you using it to your advantage to care for the most special being in this whole universe.
Have a lovely year ahead!