Everyone needs and deserves self-care. If you may not know, self-care is “the process of taking care of oneself with behaviors that promote health.â€ So how would you as a person take time to care for yourself?
Well, what I do is:
- Take time to exercise, usually in the evenings so itâ€™s not too hot. Getting regular exercise boosts your mood and improves your health.
- Making sleep my priority is another thing I like to do. Getting enough sleep the previous night will guarantee a better day. Waking up from a good night’s rest to eating a healthy morning breakfast boosts my day. It makes me feel great knowing I had a nice healthy breakfast. Or even just a full breakfast.
- Having a nice breakfast helps me focus more in my morning classes. Me not eating enough results in me not paying attention, because Iâ€™m too focused on how hungry I am. At that point, Iâ€™m just looking forward to lunch.
- Staying hydrated throughout the day is also super important, especially during this heat wave. Drinking all that water keeps my skin glowing.
- After school, I donâ€™t typically get straight into my homework. Iâ€™ve been at school for hours and I need a break. Usually, I would get myself a snack and watch some tv or even go on my phone, but Iâ€™m starting to go outside with my dog Tiana. She keeps me up and moving.Â
- After running around with Tiana I get to cleaning. Having a nice clean area really boosts my mood. Cleaning is positivity to me. If itâ€™s not clean then I turn all grumpy and mad.
Positive Thinking is Important for Self-care
Focusing on positivity is an important thing in self-care. After cleaning, I usually go to my room and start on my homework. To be completely honest, homework really brings my mood down, but the feeling of closing my computer once Iâ€™m done really brightens my day.
Thatâ€™s when itâ€™s dinner time. Having a full nice good meal in my stomach tops the end of my day. But itâ€™s not just over yet. Now I have to do my 30 min workout.
At first working out was very hard, but once it becomes a routine youâ€™ll start to enjoy it. Regular exercise is important for self-care.
Now itâ€™s time for showering and brushing my teeth. Which has to be the most important thing in self-care. Do you really want to go to sleep or even go out feeling dirty? No.
I usually take about 15-20 min showers, maybe even longer just standing there going over my thoughts. I used to take hot showers, but I learned cold showers are much better for you. Did you know cold showers lower your stress levels?
Make Skincare Part of Your Daily Self-Care Routine
I hop out of the shower and go to my night-time skin routine. Keep up with your skin routine every day. My favorite part of my skin routine is when I apply coconut oil. Not only does it smell good, but itâ€™s also great for your skin too. Coconut oil is a great moisturizer. It hydrates your skin, protects, and smooths it. Youâ€™ll go to bed with some nice soft baby skin. And so on, and on. I repeat the same routine.
So now it’s your turn.
What do YOU do for self-care? Let me know in the comments!
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