If you’re not feeling your best, it might be time to pause and reflect on whether you might be neglecting your self-care. I’m sharing six steps to take right now if you’re feeling worn out.
6 ways to take care of yourself
The first step to feeling great on a daily basis is staying active. A lot of people think that keeping active is about putting your body through intense training or going jogging at 6 a.m., but it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to get up early and you don’t have to work out for hours; it’s simply about getting some movement in daily. Consider taking a walk every day if you’re not up to something more intense. It helps to have some kind of motivator, so try making it your goal to walk to the nearest store or park each day.
Get a checkup
Stop ignoring random pains or strains. It’s good to get yourself checked once in a while, even if you haven’t had any scares or concerns to cause that. Make those appointments you’ve been putting off.
Talk to someone
We’ve all got things going on in our lives, and we all have our own ways of dealing with them. As effective as you might think your way of dealing with these problems is, you should consider seeing a professional to talk it out with you. The things we experience in life shape us as a person, and not all of those experiences will have a positive effect. Without having someone to talk to, memories and emotions tied to these experiences may linger and leave you feeling negative without you even realizing it.
Make time for sleep
Living a busy and stressful life can often leave you feeling tired or restless, and despite how exhausted you are, getting enough sleep is just too difficult. Your physical and mental health depend on sleep, and going too long without a good night’s sleep is going to affect you in a bad way. You’ll find yourself getting more stressed easily and heading quickly for a burnout.
Make time for yourself
Everyone has responsibilities, and those responsibilities can pile up. Getting stuck in this cycle can be difficult to get out of, but having time for yourself is a necessity in life. You need that time to indulge in the things you like doing and take care of yourself. Without it, you’re going to be feeling a bit burnt out if you’re stuck in that cycle for too long.
Spend time in nature
Going for a hike or walk might not sound like something that’s going to fix all of your problems, but it’s more refreshing than you would imagine. It’s about letting go of your concerns and immersing yourself in nature. Take the time to go down to your local park and just take it all in while you walk around. You could make a day out of it by going hiking or taking a picnic for you. A day out in nature will help you put things into perspective and realize what’s really important in your life.
How do you take care of yourself?
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
She is passionate about creating helpful and meaningful things.