So, here are five self-care habits for you to implement into your daily routine.
1. Separate work and personal spaces
Especially if you are currently working from home, always try to make sure you have a separate area designated for work.
This eliminates distractions for when you are at your workspace, and for when you are not working, it will be easier to disassociate from work completely.
2. Have a pre-work ritual
Having a pre-work checklist can help get you into the mindset to start working.
So, make the last few minutes before your workday count – it could be anything from making a cup of tea, to choosing a playlist, to planning out your schedule for the day.
This will signal to you that it is time to start work and will motivate you to begin.
3. Go outside
If you can, try to spend a bit of time every day outside. Fresh air helps with concentration, and nature has been proven to relieve stress.
Allocating a time in the day to decompress is important, and going outside for a simple stroll can work wonders for your mental and physical health.
Why not read Sid’s latest blog post where he explores his fulfilling journey through cold water swimming, and inspire yourself to get connected with nature.
4. Keep screen time to a minimum before bed
Spending the last hour or so before bed without screens can help you relax and wind down before a good night’s sleep.
This hour can be spent meditating, reading, or simply getting ready for the next day.
5. Write down your positives
At the end of each day, write down at least five positive things.
It could be anything – maybe you have accomplished something during the day or saw something that made you smile.
Also, you could simply write down a few things that you are grateful for – it is a good way to keep yourself grounded.
We sometimes forget to give our minds and bodies the care they need, so implementing self-care into your daily routine can help maintain your physical and mental wellbeing.