In a busy and chaotic world, focusing on self-care is more important than ever. Practicing self-care is an important part of living a healthy and sustainable life. But listen, we totally get it. We know you don’t have several hours during the week. That’s why we put together 9 realistic ways to practice self-care.
1. Try Flotation Therapy
Do you ever wish you could just escape for an hour? Instead of trying to take a nap (because you know your family is going to wake you up), try flotation therapy.
Flotation therapy is also called sensory deprivation because it relieves our senses and allows for deep relaxation. The tank water is set to the same temperature as your body (around 94 degrees). This provides a seamless experience — where you can’t tell where your body ends and the water begins. Your brain no longer has to worry about adjusting to different temperatures, sounds, or lights. Learn more about the science behind flotation therapy.
2. Find That Small Joy
We all have different interests. Maybe it’s going to the library, running errands while blasting your music, taking a walk, or watching Netflix. Whatever it is, do something that brings you joy. Even if it’s something small, it will revive your mental and emotional energy.
3. Eat Some Kale
Don’t get us wrong — everyone needs a good chocolate donut every once in a while — but nourishing your body with whole foods is a form of self-care. The food we eat has the potential to keep us healthy, keep our minds working, and fuel our bodies throughout the day. Next time, enjoy some kale with that donut. Kidding! But remember to practice self-care by nourishing your body.
4. Schedule a Facial
Stress can take a toll on our skin but getting a facial can be the perfect reset. Through deep cleansing, detoxification, and moisturization, you’ll experience healthy, glowing skin again! Nothing like being comfortable in your own skin.
5. Move Your Body
Being active provides many health benefits, physically and mentally. Moving your body doesn’t necessarily mean spending hours a day in the gym (because why). Work in your garden. Take an outdoor walk with some friends. Go shopping! Do something you enjoy and aim to move your body for at least 30 minutes a day.
6. Take a Nap (Seriously)
There are two types of people in the world: those who go to bed at 8 P.M. and those who replace sleep with coffee. If you’re the latter, try to take a nap or go to bed early one night. Even if you can’t fall asleep, winding down will help you rest. Plus, coffee will always be waiting for you when you wake up.
It might seem silly, but taking deep breaths reduces stress and helps you reset. Take some time out of your day to actively focus on your breathing. Yoga is a great way to practice your breathing!
8. Enjoy a Massage
Never underestimate a good massage. Easing muscle tension, tight knots, and aches release endorphins, causing you to feel euphoric and energized. From aromatherapy to foot scrubs, we offer several massage packages to choose from.
9. Practice Positive Affirmations
Studies have shown that we can maintain our sense of self-integrity by affirming what we believe. Some powerful ways to reinforce positive affirmations can be repeating positive phrases to yourself in front of a mirror or writing them down in a journal. Repeating positive affirmations is a great way to practice self-care mentally.
Are You Practicing Self-Care?
Remember that practicing self-care is not about self-indulgence, but about taking positive actions to help manage everyday stressors. Need help unwinding? We would love to help! Book one of our services today and let yourself relax.