If anything, 2020 has shown us that self-care is more important than ever. Simple acts such as eating right, sleeping right, and taking time out to just be, can make a difference in your well-being. Although self-care may seem simple, it is something that is often neglected in our busy lives. We are often too caught up in our lives to take it easy and slow down a little. Here are 7 simple ways to practice self-care that can help set yourself up in the long-run.
Prioritise Your Sleep
Sleep deprivation in Singapore is an actual thing — most of us are sleep-deprived, and this can have negative implications for our health. One of the dangers of working from home is that line between our working hours and private lives is blurred. So, set up a schedule. Put the work away and take some time out to relax before bed. Try to minimise the use of your gadgets before bed — the blue light emitted by our cellphones can affect our sleep and sleep quality. Aim for 7–9 hours of sleep each night.
What we fuel our bodies with can impact how we feel for the rest of the day. Filling ourselves up with healthy, nutritious food will not only give you the energy you need to get you through the day, but also keep your mind bright and alert. Be careful when opting for processed foods — these often make you sluggish and will diminish alertness.
You may hate exercise, but hear us out. Exercise is beneficial to not only your physical health, but your mental health as well. Regular exercise is beneficial to your cognitive health and helps with increased memory and concentration. Plus, it also releases tons of endorphins which make you feel great! Don’t force yourself into doing something you dislike; find a routine that works for you. It can be as simple as a short morning walk, HIIT, or fun activities like yoga or zumba!
Have Dedicated “Me” Time
Dedicate a portion of your day to doing something you truly enjoy. It’ll have give you respite from the stressors of daily life, and you’d be less likely to burn out.
Remember Your Accomplishments
It’s easy to feel like you are never enough in a world where nothing ever seems to be enough. Remind yourself of your victories and achievements from time to time. It’s okay to fail, but it’s also important to see that you’ve accomplished things, too. That’s something to be proud of!
Take a Technology Detox
Sure, social media is fun and all, but it also paints an unrealistic picture of life. We are only given the best moments of each person’s life. Sometimes, we just need to unplug and live in the moment. It makes a world of difference when we are just thankful for whatever it is around us.
Take time out for a beauty appointment. You’d be amazed at what a simply beauty appointment can do. You’re a queen, and you deserve to look and feel your best. Be it a facial, massage, or manicure, you should pamper yourself every once in awhile — you deserve it. With a thousand salons to choose from, Vaniday is here to help you book the perfect self-care day.
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