You know how important it is to look after your own health and wellbeing – we’re talking about mental and emotional health as well as keeping fit physically. But many of us are simply too busy with work, family, and everything else to fit self-care into our daily routines.
We’re here to remind you that wellness and self-care are too important to sacrifice. So, to help you out, we’ve got some easy-to-follow tips to help you fit wellness into your ultra-busy schedule.
Schedule small self-care periods every day
You don’t have to find two hours in your schedule to look after yourself. It could be just 5 minutes of meditation after you first wake up in the morning or 15 minutes of yoga after the kids go to sleep.
Wake up earlier
If your mornings are usually hectic, set your alarm a little earlier to wake up before everyone else and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet. You can dedicate this time to whatever you don’t usually have time for. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll get used to the earlier alarm if you make yourself stick to it.
A good night’s sleep can do wonders for you. If you often stay up late watching TV, messaging with a friend, or out partying, then you’ll feel the sleep debt the next day. Try to set a bedtime routine and stick to it every night, helping you get to sleep earlier and improve your quality of sleep.
Depend on others
No man is an island, so don’t be ashamed to ask others for help or a break. If you need an hour to yourself for a full body massage or spa appointment, then ask a friend or family member if they can babysit for you. There’s bound to be someone who can help you, and you’ll feel so much better and more relaxed from it.
Give yourself a break
Days off are so important for our mental health and wellbeing. If you tend to work yourself ragged, then remind yourself to take breaks more often and give yourself a day off at least once a week. Working too much is detrimental to your productivity as well as your health. It’s important to listen to your body – there will often be signs that you need a break and a proper rest.
If you want to fit a weekly or monthly massage into your schedule, then contact Moonstone Massage to find out about our range of massage services in Winston Salem, Pfafftown, Lewisville, and Clemmons. Or go online and book an appointment with us today.