Self-Care Tips That You Can Do From The Comfort of Your Home And Carry Into Your Busy Day

In this busy time of the modern age, sometimes people can forget to take care of themselves. They spend so much time worrying about the people around them, that they forget to look internally and find what it is they need to fix.

Oftentimes, all a person needs is a few moments of calm before heading back into the storm of one’s life. This article aims to shed light on the best ways to implement self-care routines, from the comfort of your home.

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Do Some Morning Yoga

Do Some Morning Yoga

One of the best things that you can do when it comes to taking care of yourself is through yoga.

Now, it does not have to be a strict yoga schedule but much rather just the act of settling down onto a mat or a towel and going through a few stretches – spending even just five minutes on this can make a huge difference to your day.

These moments give your body the time it needs to properly wake up from its sleep, tell your body that the day has started and ultimately bring gentle movement into the day. 

When you spend hours lying in a horizontal position from sleeping, it can sometimes take a while for your body to adjust to being vertical.

However, many ignore this and immediately rush into their days, giving their bodies a sense of whiplash.

Therefore, taking the time to find yourself in a medium position, between horizontal and vertical through stretches, is one of the healthiest ways to start your day. 

Calm Yourself With Affirmations and Body Scents

A great way to ease yourself into the day, after practicing a few minutes of yoga, is to set some time aside to give yourself positive affirmations and use aromatherapy to guide this process.

This is the ultimate form of self-care. The day ahead is much more than just a day, it is filled with meaningful and draining encounters, which is why you must encourage the beautiful moments and protect yourself from the ones that could drain you.

Practicing positive affirmations in the mirror in which you tell yourself that you are doing well, is a great start to the day. Putting some almond oil with soothing lavender essence to calm your senses is another great step.

Wearing jewelry that has a significant meaning to your life and can aid you in protecting yourself from the aforementioned draining moments, such as an evil eye bracelet are great ways to ensure that you move through your day fully equipped for anything.

Dress for Success

Another great self-care tool that you can easily do within a few minutes is create an outfit that you would be proud to go outside in.

If you are the type of person who is often stressed for time or is slightly indecisive, you can always prepare this outfit the night before. It’s one of the best ways to ensure that you feel good throughout the day, as you will feel pride in your appearance.

There is an old saying in Italian, which translated goes something along the lines of ‘the worse you feel, the better you must dress’.

Although the aim is never to hide how you truly feel, sometimes, simply putting on a luxurious piece of material or fishing out your favorite pair of pants, could be a step in the direction of self-care.

Take Time to Journal

Take Time to Journal

This option may not be useful for everyone, as many people do not like to write down their thoughts as the act of writing can feel slow and exhausting.

However, the aim of journalling is not to necessarily write down your thoughts, you can also save them on a voice memo or simply speak them to the voice.

The goal of journalling is to go through the emotions that you felt that day and outline all the areas in which you did a good job.

There is little point in outlining the three places in the day where you embarrassed yourself or felt less than others, the aim is much rather to outline where you did well and celebrate yourself for those moments. It is not always easy to see things from this positive perspective but it is crucial for proper self-care.

Listen To Your Body and Mind

Finally, the most important act within self-care is to do exactly what you want to do. The above-mentioned rituals are ideas that have proven helpful to others, however, you must learn to listen to your own body and do the things that need to be done.

If this means zoning out while watching Modern Family for the tenth time, then that’s exactly what needs to be done.

If it means putting on some old 80s classical music while doing an ‘everything shower’ and then lathering yourself up in oils and creams, then that’s the ticket.

Or even doing a short dance video at home to your favorite upbeat Rihanna songs. Self-care has no rules and knows no bounds.

Self-care is made up of all the little things that you forget to do for yourself throughout time, it’s a time to check in with how you’re feeling and make sure that you’re being extra kind and gentle to yourself in those moments. It looks different for everyone but it feels great for all.