We all experience almost the same struggles in life. We endure emotional pain from relationship problems and family conflicts. We sometimes deal with mental exhaustion due to financial worries, traumatic issues, and many distressing life events. But despite all those battles, we share the same motivation: the goal of getting better. That is why we often practice self-care. With that, allow me to share my therapist-approved self-care regime.
Getting Enough Or More Sleep
It is entirely important to get enough sleep. Thus, my self-care regime requires me to stick with my sleeping schedule. Enough sleep allows me to become healthier as I get sick less often. Sleep supports healthy brain function too. It makes me think more clearly, helps me do better at work, and lowers my risk of chronic illnesses. Sleep for me is essential because I get to keep my weight under control.
Drinking Water In The Morning
It has been a top priority for me to drink water every morning. It helps hydrate the body and support better digestion. Drinking water each day is proven to provide the skin with a remarkable glow. It helps muscle repair, eases constipation, and supports joint health. Water is also significantly essential in nutrient absorption, which is beneficial for boosting the immune system and flushing toxins out of the body.
Exercising For 30 Minutes A Day
Exercising should be part of everybody’s self-care regime. Not only it strengthens the body’s overall physique, but it also improves cognitive function. A 30-minute light workout or activity is enough to fuel the brain and boost it to help with critical thinking and fast learning. It can also secure emotional balance, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and even get rid of negative thoughts.
Practicing Meditation And Mindfulness
Aside from physical exercise, you must also include meditation in your daily self-care regime. It is essential to spare at least 10 to 15 minutes of mindfulness and breathing exercises because the process allows new perspectives, especially in stressful situations. It aims to reduce tangled negative emotions. Meditation or mindfulness techniques support self-awareness, patience, and tolerance. It increases the ability to focus on the present moment, which ensures productive and creative results.
Working On The Best Skincare
My self-care regime would not be complete without my skincare. It improves skin hydration, provides better skin condition, and slows down aging. But skincare does not only make you look good; it also makes you feel good. It boosts confidence and supports the development of self-awareness. It makes people appreciate themselves and focus more on becoming better persons. Once one establishes the most comfortable skincare process, the habit becomes easier to maintain.
Showering Every Day
A daily shower is a must. Health is important, and every day we encounter different types of allergens, bacteria, and viruses that could harm our overall well-being. Showering helps rinse off that unwanted stuff. It is beneficial in providing enhanced immune function as it removes those bad bacteria. A daily shower helps increase blood flow, ease muscle pain, reduce swelling, and less fatigue.
Eating A Well-Balanced Diet
It is a no-brainer that eating a healthy diet should become part of anyone’s self-care routine. Proteins, fruits, and vegetables should always be part of everyday meals. Nutritious foods help boost the immune system, support better liver and digestive functions and prevent certain inflammation and other medical conditions. It also provides the body with specific energy for growth, repair, and development.
Talking To People
Being surrounded by loved ones is one of the best things about self-care. Not only does spending time talking with people help with communication skills, but it also promotes better mental awareness. It increases happiness, strengthens the sense of belonging, and reduces feelings of isolation. Talking to people allows the buildup of connection and trust. It supports proper brain function through listening, conversing, and internalizing concepts and ideas.
Journaling The Progress
Self-care requires a goal. With that, one should track progress and development; one way to do that is by journaling. Using a mental health journal is an important aspect of self-evaluation as its stream of consciousness. Writing thoughts and ideas allows the flow of creativity and inspiration. It can relieve stress and anxiety and improve writing and communication skills. Journaling strengthens memory, boosts emotional intelligence, enhances critical skills, and improves mental health.
Self-care is not easy and requires tons of effort. Practicing gratitude all the time is essential as it promotes positive psychological enhancement that can help deal with life’s misfortunes. Gratitude practice supports mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. It ensures added happiness and optimism despite a series of challenges. It is essential to keep the focus on valuable things and become more grateful, contented, and appreciative of the good and bad.
Some of you might already have your self-care regime. Some of it may include one from my list. Regardless, we should always listen to our therapist and stick to the ways that help us physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally improve.