Self-Care 101: How to Take Much Better Care of Yourself- Starting from Today

Self-Care 101: How to Take Much Better Care of Yourself- Starting from Today

It really is so important that you take good care of your body, soul and mind every single day. You need to make sure that you don’t just do it when you get sick either. Self-care starts with reducing stress, exercising regularly and taking a time out when you need it the most. If you are able to do this then you will soon find that you can have more energy every day and that you are far more resilient to whatever life throws your way.

Make Sleep a Priority

Believe it or not, sleep can have a huge impact on how you feel emotionally. If you don’t get enough sleep, then this can cause you major health issues. Stress can easily wreak havoc on your sleep, so the first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are not eating and drinking just before sleep. You especially need to stay away from anything that contains caffeine or sugar. This will keep you awake far more than you realise, so make sure that you keep this in mind. Reducing stress is also super important. If your stress is work-related then you might want to talk with your employer to see if they can reduce your workload or even to see if it is possible to settle a disagreement with your co-worker.

Self-Care 101: How to Take Much Better Care of Yourself- Starting from Today

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Take Care of Your Gut

Your gut can have a huge impact on your health overall. The types of food that you eat will have an impact on the bacteria that you have in your stomach and if you are not careful, then this can result in a huge range of different outcomes.  An unhappy gut really does mean an unhappy person, so make sure that you are doing everything you can to maintain your gut health and also eat as healthy as you can. If you are able to do this then you will certainly feel better and healthier overall. If you are having trouble with the menopause, then a healthy diet can help you a lot here. Try looking into products with black cohosh supplements if you can.

Exercise as Part of Your Self-Care Routine

Exercise is good for you, but did you know HOW good it is for you?  Exercise can help you physically and mentally, not to mention that it can also boost your energy too. It can reduce stress, anxiety and it keeps your weight in check too. It can be difficult for you to go to the gym every single day, so if you want to get around this then you need to try and incorporate different exercises where you can. This can include yoga, tennis, walking and more. All in all, having a routine that works for you is important. It doesn’t matter how you exercise, as long as you do.

Say No to Others

Learning to say no can be difficult to say the least. You might feel obligated to say yes whenever someone asks for something but if you are stressed or burnt out, then this can take its toll. This may take quite a bit of practice, but try saying no once in a while. You’ll feel way better for it.

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Author: Terri

My name is Terri and I live in an urban area in central Georgia, USA. I'm a mom to three kids, a dog, 2 cats, 2 parakeets, 2 lovebirds, and other small aquatic pets. My hobbies include photography, reading, binge-watching movies, crocheting, D.I.Y. projects of every kind, gardening, hiking, glamping, and camping. I love to travel and go sightseeing. My coffee pot is my lifeline.

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