From morning till evening, most of us are loaded with endless chores and problems: work, life, children, pets, etc. In all this turmoil, the most difficult to find time for it to take care of ourselves, and this should be paid at least a couple of hours a day, in extreme cases – half an hour.
There are some simple but enjoyable and rewarding ways to take care of yourself so you don’t burn out at work, get depressed at home, or lash out at strangers on the street.
Each of us makes thousands of breaths and breaths a day, mostly without even realizing it. But if we think about breathing and work on it, doing special exercises, we can get rid of anxiety and stress, improve sleep, brain function, and mood.
Exercise does not have to be heavy and tiring for beneficial for both physical and mental health. You will feel more energized and more active if you start to walk at least regularly. You can also practice dancing, jogging, swimming, team games and any other sport that you enjoy.
Many busy people overshadow communication with friends and family. And in vain. Good communication is a great way to recharge your moral batteries, so you shouldn’t neglect it.
Some likes to be in the company, well, and some need solitude to recharge. If you are one of those people, try to find time to be alone with yourself every day: think, dream, or sit in silence and relax. It will help you reboot and collect your thoughts and spend the rest of the day productive without stress.
Eating right is another great way to take care of yourself and your body. Some foods and drinks can increase anxiety and worsen mood, for example, sweets, energy drinks, convenience foods, etc. Others, on the contrary, improve well-being and relieve stress. These include fatty fish, spinach, nuts, bananas, turkey, natural yogurt, kefir, etc.
Lack of sleep exacerbates a lot: a person becomes more irritable, quick-tempered, nervous, inattentive, moody, and prone to mistakes. So sacrificing sleep is not a good idea and certainly not the best way to care for yourself. Try to keep your sleep rate: usually, it is about 6-8 hours for an adult.
Sometimes you can afford to distract yourself from problems and worries with the help of your favorite entertainment: TV shows, books, video games, TV shows, videos with cats, etc. The main thing is not to get too carried away with this so that taking care of yourself does not become procrastination.
Any creative process, such as painting, cooking, clay modeling, or music, can be rewarding and stress-relieving. Of course, if you like it all. If creative pursuits are not at all yours, then you should not force yourself to draw still lifes or sculpt clay horses.