Creating more time for self care has become a priority for me as of late. For me, self care is something that may not be the most glamorous (or even something that I don’t always want to do), however, it something that is necessary. That said, all of these have an overall positive impact on my days and my holistic health.
Working Out: I have gotten into the habit of working out daily to the point where I have to do something every day. Working out has become something that is just a part of my everyday routine, but I do sometimes have a hard time getting the motivation to actually do so.
Going for a Walk at Least 3x to 4x A Week: For the past few nights after dinner, I have been taking Lucy for a mile or so walk. This is great because it really has helped me get my steps in, getting some time in with Lucy and have time away from my phone. I also have been trying to get more walks in overall, whether that may be taking a walk on the beach on a Friday night or walking around with my boyfriend’s mom. Walking has been so helpful for me to unwind.
Meditation: I am a big fan of the Peloton app not only because of the spin classes, but also because of the meditation classes. I am a huge fan of meditation, especially before bedtime. It helps me unwind and avoid monkey mind so I can actually have a restful sleep.
Drinking Water: How many of us can say that they are drinking enough water? Yeah, I am not one of them. I have a few water bottles that have the times on it so I can remind myself that I need to drink water not only for my physical health, but for my mental health as well. And, when I do actually complete the challenges, I feel amazing.
Taking My Lunch Break: Taking breaks is something that I am working on more and more. It’s hard, but I found when I do take my lunch break or a break in general, I approach things much more refreshed.