We hear about self-care all the time but often it’s from companies trying to get us to purchase more stuff in an attempt to relax and disconnect. But let’s get real…will a $20 bath bomb really make you feel better?
Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming and it can actually provide a ton of benefits to your mind, body, and health. Here are some of the quickest and easiest ways to practice self-care right at home without breaking the bank!
Meditation is an amazing practice because it allows you to have a little “me time” while still doing something constructive for your mind and body. Meditation doesn’t need to be some scary intricate thing, it can be as simple as setting a 10-minute timer and finding a comfy spot to focus on your breath. If you get distracted, don’t worry, just work to focus your mind back to your breathing and those 10 minutes will be over before you know it, leaving you with a calm and peaceful feeling.
The best part about meditation is that anyone can do it! It’s not only self-care but emotional, psychological and personal care to be able to check-in with your mind and body completely undistracted by the outside world. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress, manage anxiety, and promote self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Best of all, it can help with sleep so that you’re giving your skin some rest every night to keep looking your best!
Create A Gratitude List
Even on our worst days, we are all so fortunate in so many ways. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we can forget all the amazing blessings we have in our lives and focus instead on the problems in front of us. By starting or ending every day with a gratitude list, it will help lift your spirits and put your life into perspective.
You can start your daily gratitude lists in a journal and since it’s not a full journal entry and more of point-form notes, it can be done in only a few minutes every single day. You can put important things like family, friends, or even your health, but you can also put in fun things like your new favorite shoes or how you finally fit back into your old skinny jeans! Putting it down on paper is sure to help you realize just how lucky you really are.
Clean Your Space
Where we live and the environments we spend our time in has a direct relation to how we feel every day. When our homes, offices, or personal spaces are disorganized and dirty, it can leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. One of the most simple forms of self-care is to take a day to clean our and organize the spaces you spend the majority of your time in.
When you’re surrounded by cleanliness and organization, it can be a really restorative feeling and have you motivated and energized. The act of cleaning also has some psychological benefits because it gives you a sense of accomplishment and control. So take a tip from Marie Kondo and sort through your clutter to clean and organize the items that bring you the most joy!