Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care
We live in a fast-paced world, and sometimes, it can be hard to switch off. Being in a constant state of hustle and bustle often leads to neglecting your simple needs. Since September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, we invite you to practice self-care and self-compassion. We’ve rounded up a few easy (but essential) ways that you can reduce stress, improve productivity, and feel happy.
Eat healthily and mindfully.
Too often we eat our meals while multitasking. As a result, we deny ourselves the pure experience of a nourishing meal. Allow yourself to indulge in a meal without any distractions. To practice eating healthier, drink plenty of water, and fill up on vegetables, whole grains, and fruit.
Catch your zzzs.
When you’re busy, sleep is often the first thing you’ll sacrifice. However, without enough sleep, you may have a hard time taking care of yourself. It’s recommended that everyone gets seven to eight hours of sleep every night. Listen to your body and allow it to reboot.
What they say about exercise and endorphins is true – getting active increases feelings of happiness. Find a form of physical activity that works for you, whether it’s hitting the gym, taking up yoga, joining a dance class, or biking in the park.
Get away from gadgets.
In 2018, we are more connected than ever before. Dedicate some time each day to step away from the digital world and allow yourself to focus on the beauty of the moment.
Spend time in nature.
Being in nature is a great way to de-stress and promote relaxation. Step outside for a few minutes each day to enjoy the world. Even if you just sit in your yard or talk a walk through the park, the fresh air and natural beauty will help to improve your mental health.
The team at Jack Stone Insurance Agency hope that you use these self care awareness month tips to perfect yourself. For all of your insurance policies in Antioch, Brentwood, and beyond, contact us today.