Often times our society perceives an act of self-care as an evening reward, an act made just for Sundays, or the last thing we do at the end of the day after completing our extensive to-do list. However at Peace and Pure, we believe self-care isn’t a 10-minute act at the end of a busy day or a fleeting afterthought.
We believe self-care should be a daily priority.
By definition, self-care describes a conscious act one takes in order to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional health. There are many benefits to integrating self-care in your everyday lives:
- An act of self-care may boost physical health.
- Self care can improve emotional health.
- An act of self care can provide a break from stress, and help with productivity.
- Self care offers time alone, to regenerate and tune in to ourselves.
- Self care generates soothing feelings.
Self-care doesn’t need to be an expensive or time extensive task. Completing an act of self-care can be as simple as writing 5 things you are grateful for about that day, or treating yourself to a bubble bath, or reading a chapter of a book. Below are a variety of ways we include self-care into our daily routine because self-care is productive.
Meditate in the morning. Meditation helps gain a new perspective on stressful situations and will prepare you for your day.
Practice Yoga or Stretch Before Bed, like Yoga as this helps improve your sleep quality and quality of life.
Call a Friend. Friendships boost your happiness and help reduce your stress.
Journal. Journaling has many mental health benefits including allowing you to self-reflect. Download our free self-care journal here.
Say 10 Affirmations When You Wake Up, as they help motivate you to act and achieve your goals.
Go for a Walk in Nature. Trees naturally give off something called 'phytoncides' or 'wood' essential oils, which have a beneficial effect on our nervous systems.
Run. When running endorphins and serotonin are released in your body, chemicals in your brain that improve your mood.
Try A New Exercise Class. Trying a new hobby Breaks up the routine of life and helps you grow as a person
Take A Bubble Bath. Soaking in water can reduce pain and inflammation and also calm the nervous system, reducing the levels of stress and anxiety in the body and improving your mood.
Take 10 Deep Belly Breathes, breathing Reduces stress levels in your body.
Complete Your Skincare Routine. A Mindful Skincare Routine Strengthens Your Self-Worth. Treat yourself to our Timeless Elixir Serum here.
Read a Book or Listen to a Podcast. There are several benefits to losing yourself in a book, including Stress and Tension Relief and helping With Depression.
Learning a New Skill, Increases your mental wellbeing and happiness. Knowledge fuels self-confidence.
Do a DIY Project. Crafting can help reduce anxiety, improve mood, and increase happiness, all of which can help fight depression.
Gardening. Having a green thumb helps to reduce stress and improve mood, with a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Digital Detox. Getting away from the distractions of your phone gives you freedom.
Organise your Work Space. Working from a clean and organized desk can drastically reduce stress levels. Tidy Space = Tidy Mind.
What acts of self-care are you going to include in your day to day lives? Remember, It is not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority.