People typically associate self-care with a warm bubble bath surrounded by candles. While that might be a great way to unwind, there’s a lot more to it.
It’s about tapping into yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically. Unfortunately, many of us have put ourselves on the backburner. Now it’s time to get back to ourselves to rejuvenate and
Here are 9 self-care tips for every woman.
- Buy Yourself Something Nice
When was the last time you bought yourself a gift? It’s important to treat yourself to something nice every once in a while.
Buy yourself a quality leather backpack, a new pair of shoes, or that red dress you’ve been thinking about.
- Get a Good Night’s Rest
Nothing is worse than feeling overtired. Getting a quality night’s sleep can help your immune system, alleviate anxiety, and give you much-needed energy and clarity throughout the day.
Take care of yourself by heading to bed early. If you have a diffuser, get some lavender oil to help drift you off to sleep.
- Stay Hydrated
It’s recommended to have at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. This can also vary depending on your weight, height, where you live, and activity level.
Drinking water first thing in the morning can alleviate headaches, digestion issues, and can keep your body at a regulated temperature.
Having a self-care routine also means taking care of your mental state. We often feel burned out from overworking, keeping up with parenting, and putting food on the table.
Try to take ten minutes during your day to meditate. Simply practice living in a state of calm.
- Go Outside
Nature is one of the best medicines available. We sit at our desks for hours on end, under fluorescent lights, staring at computer screens.
Next time you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, take a walk outside and breathe the fresh air. It’s a great way to clear your head and get your body moving.
- Move Your Body
Speaking of moving your body, did you know that just 30 minutes of exercise a day can not only help with weight loss, but can also improve your heart health, give you a boost of energy, enhance your mood, and increase productivity?
Try to move your body once a day for at least thirty minutes. Have a solo dance party. Go for a bike ride or take a hike in the mountains. Swim at the beach or a local pool. Trust us, your body will thank you.
- Start a Gratitude Journal
Sometimes all it takes is looking at what is good in your life that makes all the difference. Get yourself a journal and spend a little time each night writing down what you’re grateful for.
Gratitude can help you experience more positive emotions and even improve the relationships you have in your life.
- Meal Prep on Sunday
Your physical body won’t thrive if you’re not providing it with the necessary sustenance. But living a busy life can make cooking difficult. Start by making Sundays your meal prep days to make your week easier.
Make a list of all the healthy items you want to get and head over to the grocery store. Take a few hours to cook and have your meals in the fridge. This way, you won’t have to think about eating healthy because it will all be ready ahead of time.
- Spend Quality Time with Friends
Self-care isn’t always about things you should be doing alone. Human beings need social interaction. After the pandemic, we all finally realized the importance of human connection. Set time aside this week to hang out and have quality time with friends.
Go to a trivia night or host a dinner party. Call up your best friend and have a movie night together. Do something that gives you time to unwind with the people you care about.
We work so hard during nine-to-five jobs that we often forget to take a break. Make self-care a priority this week and start working towards improving your life.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be anything lavish or elaborate. Sometimes the simpler things in life, like writing down what you’re thankful for or taking ten minutes to go for a walk outside, can make a huge difference in how you feel.