Our lives might be headed towards normalcy, but chances are it’s still full of the hustle and bustle. Whether you work from home or commute, it’s far too easy to get lost in our to-do’s, so self-care might not exactly be a priority. But now, more than ever, it’s important to practice self-care to avoid burnout and maintain health. Here are some tips to help balance a hectic life and bring some clarity to your days:
Schedule Me-time and Stick To It!
Wanting to practice self-care is an important first step — but it’s far from the only one! On Sunday, take a look at your schedule for the upcoming week. Take note of any free time each day, even if it’s just ten minutes. This is the perfect amount of time to recharge and collect yourself so that you can tackle the rest of your day and week with renewed focus, vigor, and maybe even inspiration! Make this a promise to yourself to focus on you — you’re worth it.
Get Good Sleep
Sleep is important and unavoidable. So why not use it as an opportunity to practice some self-care? Most adults require 7-9 hours of sleep a night to keep the body functioning at its highest levels. Not getting enough sleep means you’re missing out on the significant role sleep plays in biological functions like hormone balance and cell rejuvenation.
Exercise Every Day
Humans are not meant to be sedentary creatures. We’re meant to walk, run, jump, play, and generally move and groove! Find some time to work your muscles and get your heart rate going. The workout can benefit your mood, give you more energy, help manage everyday stress, and most importantly, it can be super fun! Plus, regular exercise can help weight management, overall fitness, and health in the long term.
Of course, life can get busy, and you don’t always have the time to hit the gym every day. Don’t worry about that, though. The objective is to get moving, so if you can’t make it to the gym, consider doing some yoga, hitting the courts, running, or even just taking a walk around the neighborhood or on a treadmill. Just fitting in a little exercise in your life can do wonders.
Manage Your Stress
One of the best ways to deal with everyday stress is to deal with your stressors directly. If you don’t want to do something or it causes you to miss out on things you want to do, then you should say no. Learning how to say no will lessen your load to one that’s more manageable.
The news getting you down? Consider cutting back. If you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed, a small break from tech, screens, and other stimuli might be just what you need – you might even come up with a solution or breakthrough!
The important thing is to give yourself a moment in stressful situations so that you don’t wear yourself down.
Consider Taking Supplements
A healthy diet rich in colorful nutrients is the best way to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs to handle the stress and to keep your immune system going. But, of course, that’s not always an option for many of us, so we turn to supplements to help make sure our nutrition needs are met. Supplements can help take the guesswork out of taking care of yourself.
For typical stress, ZenWellTM contains KSM-66, the highest-concentration ashwagandha root available in the market, which is an ancient root that helps with adrenal health and stress management, as well as their proprietary L-theanine blend, AlphaWave®. Combined, you have a potent one-two punch to help your sleep quality, energy, and overall health. It’s like self-care in pill form!
Waking up to Wellness
These are just a few basic tips to help you on your path to a conscious journey in self-care. Ultimately, your lifestyle and personal needs are what determines what works best for you. What stresses you out might be a non-issue for someone else, so feel free to customize a path! Make it work for you! The important thing is that you’re thinking about how you’re going to revolutionize your wellbeing. And you’ve made an important first step towards that journey.