In our modern world, taking time for self-care is an important step to keep our mental health in check. And sometimes, following tried-and-true techniques is all it takes to help us cope with the ridiculous amount of daily stress that seems to smack us in the head the moment we think we have it made, and to regain our inner peace and serenity. Ahhh! So, ScrubzBody Skin Care Products invites you to explore some easy to do and you know you should do them methods that you can implement in your daily life to benefit your mental and emotional well-being, which is totally worthy of being saved:
Get Enough Sleep
The benefits of a good night’s sleep are manifold, both for your mind and your body. Seriously, babies have it right! The American Reporter notes that the hormones released during sleep keep high blood pressure and heart disease at bay. Sleeping helps regulate your metabolism and immune system, and you’ll feel more energized and alert, ready to take on the day, after a restful night. Plus, it helps the Bye Bye Bagz have extra time to “marinate” on your eyes and face.
If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, try some relaxation techniques before bedtime such as taking a bath with Bubbleaux, if you really want to make it special, stretching, reading a book, meditating, or praying. Even doing something you find enjoyable, such as a favorite hobby, can help elevate your mood as you unwind for the night. However, avoid caffeine, alcohol, and heavy meals too close to bedtime, as they can interfere with your sleep.
Make Room for Relaxation
Organize and clean your home, or at least one room, in order to have a space free of visual clutter. Trust me, it feels so good when you finish! Maybe a corner of your house where you can rest your eyes and your body for a while and enjoy some quiet time, or a place where you can meditate, read a book, practice yoga, or even take a nap. Aromatherapy also has healing benefits, so use essential oils, with total respect and care, around your house. Scents like lavender, lemongrass, and chamomile help reduce stress and anxiety. If you need a boost of energy try peppermint and lemon oils. And if you need help concentrating, consider sage, rosemary, and basil. Please never put essential oils directly on your skin.
A big part of promoting relaxation is comfortable clothing, which can also help you feel confident about how you appear. The more you like your appearance, the better you’ll feel about yourself. Find comfy clothes that leave you feeling fantastic but don’t sacrifice style. For example, some new loungewear can make you look and feel great whether you’re relaxing or trying to keep up with the kids at home. So, even if that hot delivery guy rings the bell, you’ll still feel good about opening the door.
Learn to Say ‘No’
Even if you love to be of service and to please the people around you, PsychCentral points out that always saying yes to others’ requests can end up taking its toll on you. When you don’t have enough time for yourself, you may start feeling angry and resentful, achieving the opposite of what you wanted. If a person asks you for a favor or service, don’t feel like you have to justify yourself if you politely decline to help. Don’t forget that “No” is a complete sentence.
You’re not being rude, you’re just simply being protective of your time and energy, and you only have a finite amount of both. Plus, chances are the person won’t be mad at you for refusing, even if you don’t give them a valid reason for turning them down. Maybe they will playfully make a face and beg, but inside, they will be respectful that you are sticking to your boundaries.
So be mindful of what you agree to do for others, and don’t let it interfere with your own plans.
Increase Physical Activity
You may not feel like you have the time to dedicate to your physical well-being, but your body and mind are connected. Practicing meditation and yoga are great ways to address both. You can also make small choices within your daily activities that will increase your physical movement. Try walking to an appointment instead of driving, or park farther away so you can get some steps in. You can also walk on your lunch break, and take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get up from your chair every hour to stretch and walk a few paces around the room. Having some physical movement throughout the day is optimal.
Use Light as Therapy
During the winter months, when the days are shorter and the temperatures cooler, the lack of sunshine may leave you feeling less than sunny. Some people even suffer from a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). So if the ambient gloominess is making you feel tired or even demoralized, and if you can’t bring in enough natural light into your home or office by opening curtains or moving your desk closer to a window, consider investing in a lamp that simulates the effects of the sun.
Smart sun lamps are sophisticated enough to mimic the natural progression of the sun, depending on the time of the day and your geographical area. Using one of those lamps almost feels like bringing the outside in while you’re confined indoors. Maybe even get a palm tree and a pink flamingo!
If your energy levels are running low, if you’ve caught the winter blues, or if you feel overwhelmed at work or at home, implement natural strategies in your life that will help you regain control of your well-being.
Taking time for self-care always helps us reset our bodies and minds.
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Guest post by Sadie Cohen