Demanding jobs, numerous errands, and a hectic lifestyle usually forces us to sacrifice our healthy habits, turning our lives into a real mess. Overlooking the importance of regular exercising, healthy diet, hobbies and other vital aspects of self-care took its toll on me, and before I knew it, I was incredibly stressed out, anxious, and I developed some unhealthy habits that almost jeopardised my health to the extreme. Luckily, I soon realised how important self-care is, and this is how I got back on track.
Skipping breakfast for my morning intake of caffeine had terrible consequences for my health. It was easier for me to spend a minute or two making coffee than to spend three additional minutes mixing up a bowl of veggies or making an omelette. This has left me with an upset stomach, so I have to think twice before I eat anything that can be too difficult to digest. Therefore, the first step in self-care should definitely be a balanced and regular diet filled with veggies, fruit, proteins and fibres. Having all three meals a day will keep you going and protect your immune system from infections.
Improve your beauty routine
Sometimes we are so occupied with jobs, motherhood, or house errands that we completely forget to take care of our skin. Instead of regularly exfoliating, moisturising and nourishing my skin, I’ve spent weeks without any proper beauty routine, which eventually caused problems with acne, and flaky and dull skin with no glow. This made me feel less like myself, so I decided it’s time for some serious action. Protecting the skin with ultra UV protective daily moisturisers with SPF factor, cruelty-free serums and creams has become my number one priority. Thanks to nourishing Ultraceuticals products, I got my radiant and elastic skin back, and I haven’t had to fight dryness, redness, or any other skin problem ever since.
The less time I had for working out, the more stressed out I felt. Considering that during a strenuous workout, our bodies produce hormones that affect our mood, not being active made me less happy and more nervous. That’s why I cleared my schedule and decided to make room for exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. If time permits, I try to extend it to an hour in the gym, but I do my best to run, stretch, or do yoga for at least half an hour every day.
Make time for yourself
Self-care is vital for our well-being, which is why meditation has become a crucial part of my lifestyle. Spending two hours a week connecting to my inner self is just as helpful as spending a day in a spa. Disconnecting from the outer world and finding inner peace is all I need to feel refreshed. Yoga is also a good idea, as well as reading books or spending time doing your favourite hobby. Painting, knitting, decorating, or doing anything that relaxes you and allows you to spend some time alone is one of the best ways to take care of yourself.
Quit the bad habits
When you start leading a chaotic lifestyle, stress is inevitable, which will, in most cases, make you develop bad habits. Smoking was one of the worst vices that jeopardised my health, leaving me with bad breath and yellow smelly fingers. Not to mention the yellow teeth and the constant need to wash my clothes. Therefore, quitting smoking was the best decision I have made, even though it was the most difficult to accomplish. So, try to quit your bad habits in order to live a better life.
The lifestyle we lead greatly affects the way we feel, so it’s vital that we take care of ourselves if we want to maintain both physical and mental health. Therefore, eat well, make time for yourself, quit bad habits, and exercise regularly so the quality of your life can improve.