Easy Ways to Start Taking Better Care of Yourself


It’s a known fact that most people don't take proper care of themselves. This can be due to an intense work schedule, or it could even be due to a demanding home life. If you don't start to turn things around soon then this could have a long-lasting impact on your mental health, so it’s important to make time for yourself now and again.


Maintain a Sense of Humour
Humour is a fantastic stress-buster. Watch a TV sitcom or just relax to your favourite comedian. Things like this can really help you to unwind and it is also guaranteed to boost your mood. So instead of washing up the dishes as soon as you get home from work, try and relax and make some time for yourself. You will feel way better afterwards, and it will also help you to de-stress.

Analyse your Life
There could be some aspects of your life which are bringing you down. This could include a stressful job, a bad relationship or even an addiction. It is important to know that you have the power to change all of this. If you are struggling with addiction for example then you could look into a Suboxone clinic. If you are worried that your relationship is failing, then there are plenty of people out there who you can talk to. Little changes can have a huge impact on your life and they can also make it much easier to start taking care of yourself.

Spend Time with Friends and Family
It’s also very important that you spend time with your friends and family. They will be able to help you with any issues you are experiencing and they can also improve your mood. If you constantly feel as though you are preoccupied with money or even things that are going on in your personal life, then meeting up with friends can help you to think about more positive things. Sure, it can be hard to get everyone to meet up at the same time and this is especially the case if you have a busy schedule. If this is true then try and set one day aside every week and make a routine out of it. When you do this, everyone knows to keep their schedule clear and it also helps you to keep up with your social circle.

Delve into Healthy Activities
It’s so important that you develop a healthy activity. You could try working out or you could even find something that you are truly passionate about. This can include cooking, sculpting or arts and crafts. When you delve into things like this, you can really develop your skills and this can boost your confidence. If you just don’t feel as though you are good at anything then it is important to know that this is not the case at all. In fact, there are plenty of things that you can do and when you find the right activity for you, you will soon see that you are far more talented than you ever knew.

This is a contributed post.
Photo: Elle Denmark

5 comments

Pilar said...

This list is so helpful Rowena! Life can be stressful at times and a person can neglect self care. I've gotten better with this over the years. I'm still a work in progress, but self care is so important for overall health and well being! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Ivana Split said...

Self care is so important and these are great tips. Making healthy activities a part of our life and choosing a healthy lifestyle, these things are essential if we want to keep our health in the long run.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

PerlaGiselle said...

So important, especially around the holidays when we seem to be pulled in different directions! Have a happy new year! ♥

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Laughter is really good medicine :)