Do you ever forget to take care of yourself? You’re busy, and finding the time to take proper care of yourself can be hard. Well, you aren't alone, 78% of people surveyed admit they don't correctly practice self-care. They either can't find the time to, or they see it as an additional expense they don't need. We’re here to tell you, we’ve discovered an abundance of self-care practices that won't cost you much nor will it take up a significant portion of your schedule.
They say it takes 22 days to form a new habit. If you begin to implement and incorporate little self-care habits into your regularly scheduled life, the constant repetition will not only soothe you, but it'll make sure you’re at your optimum in no time! The following ideas are little self-care activities you can fit into a short amount of time, with little to no cost.
Self-Care Ideas for the Mind
Take a different commute to work. Mixing up your routine in tiny ways creates new neural pathways in the brain to keep it healthy.
Start a compliments file. Documenting the great things people say about you to read later will help you on challenging days.
Get out of your comfort zone! Even if it’s just complimenting a stranger or wearing a bold lip color.
Self-Care Ideas for the Soul
Go on a 'Beauty Scavenger Hunt' during your commute, find five unexpected beautiful things on your way to work.
Write out your thoughts. For 5-10 minutes, write your out anything bothering you. Then let it go as you rip up or crumb the paper.
Exercise your strengths. Think about what you’re good at and find an opportunity for it today.
Self-Care Ideas for the Body
Have a good belly laugh, even if you aren't in the mood. Put on your favorite episode of 'Bob's Burgers,' 'Martin,' 'Friends,' etc. and laugh.
Dance! Dance! Put on your favorite upbeat song, turn the volume and shake your thang.
Take three deep breaths. Breathe into your abdomen, let the air puff out your stomach and chest then exhale. Close your eyes for a soothing feeling.
With a little bit of attention to your self-care, you’ll feel more connected to yourself, your friends and the world around you. Search for the good, share your peace, and watch the positivity grow.
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“Self-care can take many forms. It can be as grand as a luxury vacation or as small as giving yourself permission to stay in the bed and binge-watch your favorite TV show. Ultimately it is about taking a moment for YOU.” - Africa Miranda, Digital Personality and Content Creator
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