It is pretty much a given that you have, at one time or another, heard of the term “self-care.” However, more often than not, many do not really know what the whole concept entails. Simply put, self-care is taking of care of one’s mind, body, and spirit.
What is the most essential piece of information to take away from reading this is that self-care is a very personal endeavor, and it will appear different for each individual. Also, what needs to be remembered is that self-care doesn’t have to be expensive, or even cost anything extra at all. Take, for instance, the following suggestions.
Relax With A Bubble Bath
Like the old saying says, “Calgon, take me away,” so does a bubble bath. Relaxing in the effervescently warm water will not only help to relax your body, but it relaxes your mind as well. Take it a step further by lighting some candles and putting on some relaxing music.
Enjoy A Walk Outdoors
Not only does taking a walk outdoors provide you with fresh, clean air, but it also provides you with a much-needed change of scenery. If only for 15 minutes, this change of scenery can go a long way to reducing mental fatigue. Take a walk somewhere new, take in the fresh air, stimulate your mind, and enjoy the added benefit of taking in some much-needed Vitamin D.
Try Some Yoga
Keep in mind, you don’t have to go to some fancy retreat or even a yoga class. You can simply go to Youtube, search for yoga, and choose from the multitude of videos that are offered. As a side benefit, you can perform this stress reliever in the privacy and comfort of your own house, on your own schedule. Just make sure that the video you choose is one that suits your needs and desires.
Take A Timeout From Electronics
We live in a world pretty much driven by computers, phone, and TV. Even if you can’t take a few hours away, then indulge in a few minutes. Turn off that cellphone, turn off that computer. Step away from social media and just unplug. You will find that your stress levels will not only decrease, but you will no longer have that rushed pressured feeling anymore.