Are you often so busy that you tend to neglect yourself? Need some self-care tips that you can easily incorporate into your hectic lifestyle?...Look no further!
I am sure you already know what you need to do for your wellbeing, but lack the time to be able to do so on a regular basis.
And when it comes to self-care, consistency is key!
I have provided 21 simple self-care tips to help you to include a regular self-care routine into your busy schedule. These tips are divided into 5 categories:
Read on to find easy ways to stay fit
and healthy so you can look good, feel great and enjoy life to the full!...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eating a healthy diet has many benefits: the risk of developing chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers is reduced. It boosts your immune system, making you less likely to become ill. Healthy eating can also help you to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and may even help you to live longer.
Preparing healthy meals doesn´t have to be a chore, it just needs some planning ahead. Here are some healthy eating self-care tips that you may consider helpful.
We all know that physical activity is good for us: It helps us to control our weight, makes us better able to combat illness, improves sleep, boosts energy, and even improves our mood.
Take into account the following self-care tips relating to physical exercise.
Guidelines for Physical Exercise:
According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2018), significant health benefits can be achieved by carrying out 150 - 300 minutes a week of moderate intensity physical activity or 75-150 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity (Source: CDC).
These physical activity guidelines also recommend carrying out muscle strengthening activities working on the major muscle groups (back, chest, abdomen, legs, hips, shoulders and arms) at least 2 days a week.
How much exercise do you do each week?
Are you getting enough exercise?
Read on for more self-care tips on exercise...
If you need to do more physical exercise, I can offer the following self-care tips:
Subscribe to a Gym or Fitness Center
very practical way of getting regular exercise is to join a gym or
fitness center. Many offer a variety of exercise classes catering for
different needs. Look at the classes on offer, more likely than not
there will be something that appeals to you.
The mere fact that you have to pay in advance is a good incentive to exercise on a regular basis.
Consider Your Natural Tendencies
Take into account your personal circumstances, natural tendencies and the time you have available when organizing your time for exercising:
Leave the Car at Home
Pushed for Time?
In order to benefit from exercise, it must be carried out on a regular basis. It is no point exercising every day for a week and doing nothing else for the rest of the month. Organize your schedule taking into account the time you need for physical exercise.
Aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise 5 days per week. Some of you may prefer doing more vigorous physical activity around 3 times per week. Whatever you decide, consistency is the key!
If you are new to exercise or would
like to lose weight, get proper advice from a trained professional before
starting to ensure that you can reach your objectives safely.
Sleep is essential for our health and well-being. Insufficient or poor quality sleep can adversely affect our performance, productivity, how we feel, our quality of life and safety.
We all know what it's like after a poor night’s sleep: we are tired, irritable, find it difficult to concentrate, we are less productive, lack motivation and may feel more negatively about things. Sound familiar?
The State of America Vacation 2018 Survey(1) carried out on over 4000 American workers indicated that over half of the workers surveyed had unused paid time off at the end of the year. In many cases the reasons for this were related to the work culture in their organization and fears of the following:
There is now increasing awareness amongst employers and employees of the benefits of going on vacation. Make the most of it!
The benefits of taking vacations(2) have been demonstrated in many research studies:
As humans, we are social beings and generally need to interact and build social connections with others. What may not seem so obvious is the fact that we also need to spent time alone.
Research has shown that there are many positive benefits of spending time alone:
We all need Me Time to do the things
that appeal to us without worrying about commitments or anyone else.
Consider the following Me Time tips:
How we spent our Me Time is very personal. Some of us may use it to meditate, practice yoga, relax on the couch with an ice-cream and a good movie. Others may prefer to enjoy a long bath, massage, manicure, pampering session or a shopping spree!
Whatever takes your fancy, make sure you set aside a few minutes a day for some Me Time and DON'T feel guilty about it!
Try these tips on how to organize your life to make more time for YOU!
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