Tired, exhausted and ready to give up on life? Turn some attention to yourself and practice these self care tips.
In today’s world, everyone is dealing with a busy life- be it their work, personal life- family and/or relationships or any other aspect of life and it’s quite natural that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.
For once, Pause. Breathe.
Ask yourself, did you take care of yourself today? I hope you did. Because self-care is something as necessary as breathing. Its something you cannot do without, even though it seems to be otherwise.
Neglecting yourself for long would not bring you any good. Neither will it help the people in your family who are dependent on you. Your peers at work and your friends would certainly want the best version of you. Your employer wants you to be more active, productive as well so that you are able to function at your best.
What is the need for self-care?
Some might think that caring for oneself is a selfish act, focusing on oneself alone and being inconsiderate towards others. However, that is not the case at all.
Honestly, self-care is not fluffy – it’s something we should take seriously. – Kris Carr
It is quite essential that you maintain a healthy relationship with yourself and not be in a constant state of conflict with oneself. It is important that you have enough confidence in yourself because it directly impacts your productivity and overall performance in the workplace and also how you manage your personal life.
It is crucial that you live up to the challenges that life has to offer you and emerge a winner. Do not let self-doubt creep in, believe in yourself.
You might be thinking, all these are easier said than done.
However, following a few simple and easily doable methods of self-care can greatly enhance your overall physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Here are 15 self -care practices for maintaining a completely healthy body, mind, and soul:
1. Give yourself some ‘me time’.
As you grow up, you realize how important it is to have your own space. Having your privacy and alone time is essential- be it at home or in the workplace.
You must enjoy this time all by yourself and do absolutely anything you feel like. You can do more work if you wish to, you can listen to music, write poetry- set yourself free and let your ideas run amoke.
2. Maintain a compliment file.
Take a colored chart paper and write down meaningful compliments that you frequently get from people around you. stick it to a place where it’s visible. Read that every time you feel your insecurities kicking in.
Trust me, as you read, you will smile to yourself.
3. Maintain a personal journal.
Maintaining a personal diary is essential in order to sum up the collection of the events that have transpired throughout the course of the entire day, your thoughts at the end of it all, what you learned from them and how to change your actions and modify your behavior or reactions in order to obtain better results.