Not enough people are investing their time and perhaps a little money in their self-care. These days people seem to be able to find time for all kinds of things, like endlessly scrolling through social media feeds or binge-watching the latest Netflix show, but seldom find time in their day for some self-care.
Though you may think you don’t have the time in your schedule for some self-care, with just a few steps in the right direction, and a different outlook on some everyday tasks, anyone can find the time to do so. Here are some things that we think you should focus on if you decide to start taking better care for yourself, and how to find the time for it.
Take Care of Your Skin
Skincare is self-care, it’s as simple as that. If you want to start feeling better in yourself and about yourself, then you should start with skincare.
Every day we wash our skin, or at least we should do, and often more than once a day. Whether part of your morning regime or your bedtime routine, make sure you do some skincare once a day. A simple three-step program is easy enough for anyone to follow; cleanse, tone and moisturize. This easy skincare routine will help take care of your skin, and leave you feeling cleaner and fresher, and younger-looking.
Let Food Be Thy Medicine
What we eat is incredibly important. If you are feeling lethargic and low on energy, or suffer from indigestion problems, then maybe you should start paying closer attention to what you eat. You don’t have to want to lose weight or make a health gain to use food for self-care, however.
Just by making healthier food choices more often, and eating fresh foods when possible can make a huge difference to your sense of wellbeing. Try adding a regular ‘fruit break’ to your day. Just like many people may have a regular coffee at a regular time every day, do the same and eat some fruit regularly at least once a day. You can experience a whole range of fruits, and this is a simple way to find some time for some self-care with some food.
Invest in Rest
If you are one of those lucky people that manage to get eight hours of sleep every night, then you are spending a third of your life in bed. If you struggle to get to sleep at night then there could be some problems you need to address to get a better night of sleep. Good sleep is the best self-care.
Clearing out and organizing your bedroom is a good idea. People are more relaxed and restful in tidy and unchaotic spaces. There are plants that can help you sleep too, with the scent of Lavender having a long history as a sleep aid, stretching back to the Middle Ages.
Many people fail to invest enough in their bed and mattress, robbing themselves of high-quality, full nights of sleep. Every year you may spend hundreds of dollars on clothes, but when was the last time you spent some money on sleep? You don’t have to spend a lot to get yourself a mattress upgrade; it is actually easy to find a cheap one that's still good quality if you search around and check some reviews.
If you invest some time and money in some self-care, you are making an investment in yourself and your own wellbeing. Food, sleep and skin are three easy ways to give yourself some self-care, without breaking the bank or stressing your schedule.