Do you practice self-care? Do you also take the time to relax, unwind and recharge? Why not combine all of them, forming regular habits, and make the most of their holistic benefits?
Self-care: ‘The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.’ – Lexico Dictionaries
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In this blog post, I’ll share with you my top 15 ways for self-care and relaxation:
Meditating is a great way to unwind and recharge. It does a lot in bringing serenity to the mind and induces relaxation. I followed 8 sessions of mindfulness meditation and practice daily, enjoying the benefits!
2. Breathing exercises
Deep breathing is very helpful in relieving stress, increases oxygen intake and has many other blessings. I love practicing ‘pranayama’ techniques, which are yoga breathing exercises. It’s an energizing experience!
Drink lots of water daily and maintain a healthy and nutritious diet. Exercise regularly, avoiding excessive caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine consumption. Indulgence often brings undesired results!
Keeping a journal helps you to note down your feelings, emotions, and intentions. You can better understand what you’re thinking and thus take calculated actions. This supports you to relieve tension and relax.
Blogging is another way to release your emotions, share your thoughts and receive feedback. The blogosphere is a great place to be in! It’s my habit to blog weekly and consistently.
Read books that you enjoy. Are you a fan of thrillers, romance, or other types of fiction? Do you instead prefer growing your knowledge through educational or self-improvement books? Reading about things that you’re passionate about, is undoubtedly enjoyable!
Talking to a friend you trust is conducive to good emotional health. You can clear your doubts and gain support as well. Be sure to talk to a sincere person, who has your best interest at heart.
8. Family time
Spending quality time is crucial daily. Meeting close ones to share about the day is a great way to strengthen bonds. It’s also a sheer pleasure!
Hobbies are fun and you get to relax at the same time! Choose your hobbies carefully before investing your time and money. That way you’re more likely to stick to them.
Singing is a wonderful way to express yourself. You could consider taking it professionally if you’re talented. However, even bathroom singing will stimulate your happiness hormones!
Listen to or play music. You’re likely to choose a genre that you enjoy most. However, soothing tunes are often best to calm down.
Nature walks help you to take a break from the material world! Seeing nature will relieve tension and walking is a light exercise in itself. Make sure to breathe in fresh (not polluted) air.
Self-massage is a quick and easy way to release tension. Relax your feet after a hard day at work. You won’t regret it!
Proper sleep is vital for high-performance levels. If you don’t rest enough, you’re likely to wake up tired, in a bad mood and will have trouble concentrating during the day. Ensure that you have enough sleep every day.
15. Screen time
Excessive use of mobile phones often leads to health, productivity and relationshipissues (among others) in a negative way. While the usefulness of devices cannot be underestimated, a digital detox is essential regularly.
Many self-care habits can harness relaxation for you. Find your favourites and practice regularly. The simple joys of life are often free!
To sum up, you can practice self-care and relax at the same time. Find your best activities, incorporate them into your routine and practice daily/regularly! Do you have any tips to share? Please do so. Thank you!!
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