Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care This Holiday Season

pexels-photo-696179The word self-care gets thrown around a lot these days, but are you taking action and intentionally caring for yourself? Simple things can help alleviate the daily stresses in our lives that can ultimately take a mental, emotional, and physical toll. This isn’t a selfish act either, it is simply understanding our threshold for different elements of our lives and what we need to refuel and find balance within it.

A few basic things we do that are beyond beauty practices:

  • Break time: Take a 15-minute break when we start feeling overwhelmed with a task at hand.
  • Meditate: the practice of mindful meditation can help clear the mind to restore our mental and emotional state.
  • Stay active: Exercise at our own pace – gym, trails, or laundry. This can helps with our mood and energy levels.
  • Connect: be present and nurture the relationships with loved ones.
  • Laugh often: Who doesn’t love a good chuckle?
  • Be honest. With yourself. Take time to reflect on what is working and what doesn’t.

Remember, there is no wrong or right way to go about self-care. It ultimately depends on what works for YOU. Everyone finds their rhythm and balance differently. With a little patience and practice, you’ll be a whiz all year around!

What are some things YOU like to do for self-care? We’d love to hear from you.

*Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.