Try These 5 Self-Care Tips the Week
Repeat after me: I deserve self-care. It is good for you and you should incorporate little acts of self-care into your everyday routine.
Self-care is even more important when you live in a country like Nigeria that’s buzzing with so much activity. It’s easy to go for days without taking time out to care for yourself. We’ve come up with 10 easy ways that you can factor in self-care into your daily rituals.
It’s important to note that you should be proactive with including these self-care rituals into your everyday activities. Follow our listed guide below and incorporate it into your busy days.
- Cut out one thing from your weekly calendar
Take out one activity from your weekly schedule and don’t feel guilty about it. This helps free up your space and creates some time for you to get some rest or have some good old’ me-time. Take mundane activities or tasks out that help free up your time. It’s also ok to take a rain-cheque on that event you just don’t want to attend.
- Take a day off social media
Social media has been proven to increase anxiety. Social media stirs up your mental activity to focus on unimportant things like people’s lives and honestly, news that you really don’t need. Have a designated day allocated as your Social Media Detox Day. This tip in-particular has a world of benefits. Thank us later when you incorporate this into your weekly schedule.
- Write 10 things you love about yourself
It’s a good mental exercise to keep a journal. Even better is to write things you love about yourself down on paper. Don’t just think it, pen it down. It reaffirms all your good qualities and serves to remind you of how good you are. This exercise also comes in handy when you are feeling low – pen down why you are awesome!
- Invest in aromatherapy
If you didn’t know already, aromatherapy is a cost-effective mode of therapy. Done through the use of fragrances, it could help relieve anxiety and stress. Having an aromatherapy candle or diffuser in your room is guaranteed to help you relax, after a long stressful day.
- Be Still for 10mins
Being still for a couple of minutes helps you focused and centred. It could be sitting still for 10mins or any form of meditation you choose, but it is important to incorporate this into your daily habits. If you don’t, you stand the chance of burning out.
Incorporate these five steps into your week to get some much needed self-care that will help reenergize you both mentally and physically.