Ways to Take Care of your Physical, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Self-Care
Practicing self-care by maintaining your physical, emotional, social and spiritual health makes you more able to cope during hard times and enjoy good ones. Check out all the self-care ideas of ways to work into your routine.
Daily Exercise daily.
Exercise produces stress-relieving hormones and improves your overall wellbeing.
By updating your eating habits to include more unprocessed foods like whole grains, vegetables and fresh fruit is key to a healthy body. This type of diet can help lower your risk for chronic diseases and help with your mood and energy levels.
Good night’s sleep.
Adults generally need between seven and nine hours of sleep. Avoiding using smartphones, computers, and TV before bed can help you have a more restful sleep.
Alcohol often does not ease stress, it can actually be worse for a person’s mental health.
Use relaxation techniques.
Things like deep breathing, meditation and muscle relaxation exercises are quick and easy ways to reduce stress.
When in conflict situations, using problem solving strategies can help you resolve conflicts and give you the space you need to think clearly about how to respond.
Make time for friends and family.
By carving out time for friends and family you can avoid feeling disconnected to others. Engaging in social time like book clubs or group gym classes can also have a positive effect on your mental health. Your social connectedness can help prevent you from becoming depressed.
How are you taking care of YOU today?