Do you give yourself a little TLC daily?
Self-care refers to where we focus on taking action that improves our emotional, physical & mental well-being.
A little self-care can go a long way toward helping us lead happier, healthier lives. Always putting other needs before your own, spreading yourself too thin and not getting enough rest and sleep are the opposite to self-care and will ultimately lead to stress & potentially burnout.
Here are 10 simple self-care rituals to incorporate into your everyday routine-
1.Switch to Natural Beauty Products for Optimal Health
Making mindful choices about what goes in your body- choosing natural, unprocessed foods and avoiding chemical laden skincare. To find out more about making the switch to natural products and what chemicals tom avoid download our free guide on “21 Common Toxins in everyday personal care products you should avoid”.
2. Catch your Breath
Consciously breathing can open up a world of magic. Focusing on your breath brings you into the “here & now” Being present calms the mind, can reduce worry & stress & help you think clearer and be less reactive to difficult people or situations. Deep breathing can also assist in lower blood pressure.
3. Chill Out
Mediation reduces stress & anxiety, helps you focus & has been shown to lower blood pressure & improve your sleep. Meditation & deep breathing tend to go “hand in hand”.
4. Power Down
Are you getting enough sleep? Sleep is important for our general wellbeing. It allows us to replenish our energy levels, recover better from exercise and helps us to be ready to take on the next Dayi Lack of sleep can even result in poor mental health, slower metabolism & poor food choices.
5. At home beauty pampering
Soak in a bath, give your self a luxurious body scrub or have a long shower with your favourite body wash. Perfect way to lift your mood whilst leaving skin refreshed & glowing. Try our rawbeauty “waratah & Wattle Seed Sugar Scrub”, Lemon Myrtle & Elderflower Body Wash.
6. Be on the lookout for opportunities to laugh
We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. That because laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Laughter also reduces stress hormones and increases our body’s ability to fight disease. So, watch a funny TV series or search out some new hilarious jokes.
7. Eat a healthy, nutritious diet
Incorporate self-care into your daily routine by choosing carefully what’s on with your plate. Be mindful and present to what you are eating rather than grabbing processed take-away food on the run. Reach for wholesome, unprocessed foods & healthy fruits & vegetables.
8. Get moving
Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It improves strength and flexibility of the body. Exercise has been shown to improve our weight & body image which can boost self-confidence and most importantly it increases our energy levels & overall health & wellbeing. Self-care is not pushing yourself to the max though- be Intune with your body, and ensure you warm up and down & stay hydrated.
9. Do something you love daily
What your favourite pastime? Do more of it It could be as simple as going to the movies, reading a book or playing with your dog, but tailor it to your desire and needs rather than that of a loved one or friends.
10. Be Supported
Surround yourself with friends & loved ones that support you, make you happy and lift you up.