Self care is important at any age, but we begin to realize exactly how important it is as we get older. Self-care is such an all-encompassing term that it can be difficult to pin down the details because self-care means different things to different people. But there are a few tips you can follow to create your own personalized self-care routine.
When you think about self-care, what comes to mind? For many women, it's manicures, pedicures, and warm baths. These are all great examples of self-care, but they aren't all-encompassing. For some women, self-care can mean talking a barefoot walk along the beach or meditating. These tips are meant to help you figure out what self-care means for you and how to achieve it naturally.
Find Natural Products
Products may seem like the anthesis of natural, but that’s not always the case. We actually need products to help us maintain a healthy glow from the inside out. So it’s important to use products, but it’s also important that those products are natural.
This may include things like moisturizers, facial cleansers, and hair products.
Get Better Rest
One of the best ways to take care of yourself is to get more sleep. Most of us aren’t getting enough sleep, and this is a major issue. Sleep is a time when the body recharges. It’s the only time when we’re not placing any physical or mental demands on it, so it can focus on regenerating cells and eliminating toxins. But if you aren’t sleeping around eight hours every night, your body might not be able to recharge.
When your mind is focused in the present moment, you are being mindful. But unfortunately, our minds so often drift between dwelling in the past and worrying about the future. It’s rare that we spend any significant amount of time in the present. And this is a shame because the present moment is the only one we really have. You can use meditation to learn how to spend more time and focus in the present moment.
If you think about how much pain we inflict on ourselves when we think about the past and future, it’s easy to see how this is a self-care method. In most cases, unhappy moments are fleeting. It’s only the mind that keeps their power going.
Exercise can be a controversial topic when we’re talking about self-care because in the moment it feels like the exact opposite. But you probably don’t need a reminder of the health benefits of exercise, and you know you usually feel amazing after a good workout. The positive post-workout vibes are thanks to the endorphin release you get when working out. And that endorphin release is a great way to combat feelings of anxiety or depression and get you feeling great in the short term.
Find Your Passion
Self-care is about so much more than bubble baths and silence. Actually, one of the best ways to take care of yourself is by finding your passion and spending time doing it. Don’t worry about whether you think you’re talented. This isn’t about talent. It’s about doing something that challenges your creativity and nourishes your soul. If you love to sing, take singing lessons. If your passion is sketching, there’s an art class waiting for you. Just remember that this isn’t about measuring yourself against anyone else’s ruler. It’s about caring for yourself, so keep the pressure off.
So, what about you? What’s your favorite natural way to take care of yourself?
About The Author:
Trevor McDonald is a freelance content writer who has a passion for writing. He's written a variety of education, travel, health, and lifestyle articles for many different companies. In his free time, you can find him running with his dog, playing his guitar or outside enjoying about any type of fitness activity imaginable.