It's a broad topic for sure. So many things come to mind when we think "self-care," and then we get overwhelmed into doing nothing. Sound familiar?
Well as we close out our focus on this incredibly important topic this month, we leave you with a simple collection our top 5 tips to make an immediate change for the better:
- Do whatever it takes to improve your sleep.
It's been proven that taking time to "wind down" allows your mind to enter into your best recovery sleep pattern.
- Pay attention to your gut.
It's not just about digestion, it's about absorption of nutrients and fat storage. This affects everything from extra weight to depression to hormone activity.
- Go outside.
Like right now. Studies show that you can affect all kinds of systems in your body by taking a 10-minute walk in the fresh air, and this can in turn create breaks in stress patterns and re-energize your day.
- Schedule the "me" time.
Thinking you'll find spare time to take care of you is just not going to happen, because there's no such thing as spare time. Make an appointment with yourself, block it off for all to see, and stick to it.
- Get out of your head.
You are your worst critic. Find someone who is willing to share truth with you when you can't hear it, and invite them to regularly speak into your life. We need each other!
Self-Care will always be a top topic for us at Neogenics. So stay tuned for more articles on how to apply best practices and affect your self-care habits for the better!