We’ve collectively been through the wringer this year, haven’t we? Hopefully, through all of this, you’ve found the time to get to know yourself a little better – your likes and dislikes, your best routines for self-care, and how to be comfortable spending time at home. Studies show that a lot of us showed a ton of “self-care” to our homes this past year. Just look at the price of lumber – people are renovating, remodeling, and making their homes suit their personalities and lifestyles better.
When it comes to ourselves, sometimes we put off doing the hard work of taking care of our hearts and bodies the way we should be. Let’s take a look at some things we can incorporate into our routines to become the healthiest and happiest version of ourselves we can be.
If you wear makeup, you know you’re supposed to remove it every evening before bed, but how many of us commit to this? We know we should be applying SPF every time we go outdoors, or even when we’re staying in, but do we? Even further, when was the last time you went to the dermatologist? All of these skin care routine measures are preventative to ensure that you take the self-care of your skin that will keep you looking radiant and aging beautifully.
Another area to show attention to is breakouts and blemishes. Aside from washing your face both morning and evening to remove any makeup and residue from the day, it’s also worth it to search for acne treatment online. Nowadays, you don’t even have to leave your home to get connected with a doctor to help diagnose any skin issues you may have and get medication prescribed to you to help with said issues. So, if you want the convenience (and who doesn’t) find an online provider and start glowing up.
You are what you eat, we all know this. The healthier we eat, the healthier we look and feel. Consuming natural, healthy foods is the easiest and most profound way we can practice self-love on a daily basis. Consider trying new lifestyles like Whole30, plant-based veganism, or keto. Finding a healthy, mindful way of eating that works with your day-to-day lifestyle goes a long way in showing your body that you honor it and want to care for it.
Have you ever heard of eating the rainbow? If you have children or stubborn people in your household, teaching them to eat the rainbow is a fun way to make sure we’re getting all the different food types our bodies crave and need to function at optimal levels. Strive to make healthy choices every day for every meal and snack time.
Move It On Over
The thing about physical exercise is we all know how important it is for us, but we don’t always follow through on moving our bodies as much as we know we ought to be. So, if you truly want to show yourself some love, start light to a moderate exercise routine. If you’re the type of person that needs motivation and encouragement, consider enlisting a friend or relative to start with you and you can motivate and hold each other accountable.
Thankfully nowadays, with social media being what it is, there are so many Youtube or TikTok users just waiting to show you how to work out (in countless ways) for free. You can also download fitness apps (many of which are free) to help keep you on track. They’re tailored to start at whatever level of exercise you feel comfortable with and grow your workouts with your experience. So, definitely take advantage of what’s out there in terms of helping you become the healthiest physical version of yourself you can be. There’s no time like the present!
Of course, there are many other things you can and should be doing to show yourself some self-love and affection. Make sure you are drinking enough water, getting enough rest. It’s also vital that you have human interaction with loved ones (friends and family). Even meeting new people as we start venturing back out into the world and our new normal. Human interaction is crucial to feeling connected to the world. Take time to take care of yourself.