With our busy and stressful lives, many of us forget to have a little me-time to relax and just be with ourselves. We get so overwhelmed by everything around us and deadlines and so much more that we just lose track of ourselves. Self-care is an essential part of our routine because it not only gives us a chance to relax but also boosts our immunity levels and increases happiness. Everyone has a different idea of self-care which suits them best, and many of us don’t even know where to start. So we’re here to give you some simple self-care tips that will encompass your mind and body so you can just feel your stress melt away.
Self-Care Tip #1 DIY Face Mask
Not all of us can afford to go out and get facials or we just do not have the time. So making easy face masks with natural ingredients gives us a healthy boost and also gives us a chance to just cool down and have a nice drink. Some simple face masks you can make at home in less than 5 minutes are –
- Gram Flour (Besan) and Yogurt – Mix the two ingredients until it forms a paste and applies on your face. Wait for it to harden and wash it off as a scrub. This face mask helps with acne and pimples and also brightens up your skin, leaving you refreshed.
- Honey and Green Tea – Mix honey and green tea leaves or you can use the green tea packs. After mixing the two ingredients, apply on your face, and leave it on for 20-25 minutes and wash it off. Honey helps with softening your skin, and green tea helps remove scars.
- Honey, Yogurt, and Turmeric – Mix all the ingredients until they form a paste-like texture and apply for 15-20 minutes. This helps with uneven skin texture and brightens up your face, leaving a beautiful glow.
Self-Care Tip #2 Catch up on movies and TV shows
With work 24/7, it is only fair we get some time to binge-watch our favorite movies and TV shows. So spend some time watching the movies you have missed or the latest episodes from your favorite TV show. If you are looking for some movie suggestions or TV show suggestions, ask your friends or family for their options. Watching something can help distract you from your stress and give you a feeling of a distinct reality. It also allows you to unwind after a long day with your favorite characters and feel light. If you wish to know more about different movies and TV shows, you can always see the entertainment section of salty sardonic.
Self-Care Tip #3 Exercise/Yoga or Meditation
As much as we all enjoy doing nothing and binge-watching, we all need to do a bit of exercise or meditation to keep us in shape and stable mental health. We need not work out for hours, just 20 minutes a day will be just fine. Going out for a walk or just working out at home with music can do wonders and give us an adrenaline rush. If normal workouts aren’t your style, you can always try simple yoga or meditation which can be easier for you but benefits us the same. Try experimenting with different things to find out which suits you best and keep practicing it. You should remember that self-care is not a one-day thing, it needs to be practiced regularly and fitted into your routine for best results.
Self-Care Tip #4 Be Creative
We all have a creative side, it could be in art or music or dance or even cooking. Everyone has a different style, but it requires practice. If a muscle isn’t used, it has less energy and eventually starts shrinking. The same goes with your creativity, if you do not keep using it and developing it, it will start shrinking. Leave out time in your day to do something creative to enjoy yourself and also develop your skills. If you are unsure about what to do, try different things, no matter how weird, experiment, and discover your niche.
Self-Care Tip #5 Get Proper Sleep
The most important factor, sleep! We compromise on our sleep for a few extra minutes of watching movies or TV shows or maybe working extra late to finish up some last-minute work. We do not get proper sleep and we feel drowsy and weak throughout the day. We need to relax and sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration.
We often ignore self-care just because we do not have the time for it, but the trick is to find some that you genuinely enjoy and that fit with your life and values. Once you add emotional self-care to your life, you’re likely to become fiercely protective of that time and wonder how you ever managed without it!