We often neglect ourselves and take care of everybody’s concerns, except ours.
When will you make you a priority?
Work, friends, family, and our kids often demand a great deal of our time. But, we each deserve some TLC at the end of the day. Going at full speed and not slowing down can have grievous consequences in the long run.
People who work long hours, eat very little, exercise even less and sleep barely the minimum hours are on a short road to some lifestyle disease that can permanently take you out of the game.
So, pay attention to your body and treat you, as often as you can.
Self-care Tips For a Healthy Lifestyle
If you don’t treat yourself well, who will?
Making you a priority is important. Taking even 15 minutes, every day, to relax and unwind goes a long way to shed the stress of the day.
So here are a few tips on self-care:
Live Your Dreams
Don’t just exist and drift through life.
Do new things. Make a bucket list of things that you have always wanted to do. Then, do them.
Regrets are certain to come in our old age if there are things left undone. Life is about experience, so experience the things that you have always wanted.
Remember, if you perceive money to be an obstacle, find a creative way to seek fulfillment of your dreams.
There is always another way in the pursuit of happiness.
Love on People
Love is the great healer.
It is the bringer of joy, hope, peace and true happiness.
Never live your life just passing people by. Extend yourself and embrace others around you.
No man is an island and no man can stand alone, forever.
We all need someone to connect with and to share our lives meaningfully.
After all, we are social beings, with social desires and aim to have those desires fulfilled. So, share your life with someone.
It does not only have to be in a romantic relationship. Make friends. Form bonds with people who share your values and enjoy the things that you do.
Keep people close and value their contributions to your life.
Laugh More Often
There is no one who can withstand the effects of laughter.
Did you know that if someone smiles genuinely at you, it is hard not to smile back in return? Seeing someone laugh, can make others around them, laugh as well.
Laughter is a powerful weapon.
This is why many women love a man that makes them laugh because it disarms them and puts them at ease. Who wants to be sad unhappy or considered a Grinch?
At the end of a sad day, put on a funny movie and laugh.
Find a Jim Carrey flick or Eddie Murphy oldie but goodie, even Ellen will have you cracking up.
Why do you think networks showcase comedies by six, seven or eight at night?
There is a method to their madness.
Do Daily Exercise
We have all heard it before. Exercise is good for you. Well, it is true. So, you can stand to hear it one more time.
Go out and exercise.
Get those endorphins pumping!
Endorphins will make you feel good and those stress hormones will flow out of your bloodstream.
This is a natural chemical that is released in your body, created in the brain. It makes you happy.
So a 7 to 15-minute workout every day can help to get this flowing. Plus, you will get the benefits of less stress, being able to fight the flu or cold and so many other life-sustaining benefits are derived as well.
Go on a Vacation
Millions of people do not take their vacation days every year.
That means there are millions of people who are likely to, not only develop lifestyle diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, but you got millions of miserable, stressed out people.
They carry around the psychological burden of their job for 365 days a year. They never take the 10 given to them to just enjoy themselves and do nothing.
But don’t live like that.
Take your vacation. Book a flight. Travel the world.
Get great deals that cost just a few hundred dollars.
Imagine lying on the beach, sipping piña coladas and basking in the noonday sun with nothing to do. You lie back, just listening to gentle waves lapping on the shoreline of some Jamaican beach or another island paradise.
Awesome isn’t it?
Then get to it. Don’t push back those vacation days, take them.
Love Yourself First
Make sure that you are getting enough rest, taking vacations and living life in a way that makes you happy in your body, mind and soul.
It is no way to live a life unhappy.
Cherish the moments that you have with your family, so that you make happy memories, which you can reflect on in years to come.
Laugh till your face hurts.
Enjoy life and those around you. You will find that you feel less stressed and deter the occurrence of lifestyle diseases.
Self-care is important, so take care of yourself today.