With the fall season and back-to-school season approaching while many of us are also heading back to the office as COVID-19 guidelines change and vaccination rates increase, we know how easy it is to keep up our favorite self-care habits! We hope you’ve had the opportunity to relax and recharge a bit this summer, but we all know how hectic life can get as our routines change with the seasons and life goes back to its faster pace.
When our daily routines change, it’s even more important to remember to take good care of ourselves. That’s why we have compiled a few of our favorite tips for keeping up with self-care through periods of change.
Set your priorities
These days, with people making plans in person more often and getting “back to normal,” it’s even easier to find yourself with more commitments than you’d like. Especially if you struggle to say “no” when you sometimes should. You’re not alone! Any time you realize you simply have too much going on, we recommend taking a moment to pause and consider which commitments could be canceled or rescheduled for a less-hectic time, and which plans are most important to you. Until we make a point to stop and think about it, we can easily feel like everything is “essential.” That’s why we want to remind you that your wellness is essential, too!
Exercise/get moving several times per week
We all know we should exercise more, but that’s because it really does help with so many things! Beyond helping you become or stay physically healthy, exercising can also reduce stress, making it that much more important to plan even just a bit of time for it every week.
You may think of weights or push-ups when you hear “exercise,” but that’s not what exercise has to be — unless you want it to! The most effective kind of exercise is the kind that is safe for your body and is something you enjoy, because that means you’re more likely to make the time to do it regularly. Exercising can be a relaxing stroll outside three times a week, a 10 or 15-minute yoga or pilates routine, dancing to some of your favorite songs in the living room…any kind of movement you enjoy doing and find to be stress-reducing.
Distance yourself from social media
We love staying connected with friends and family through social media, but it’s always too easy to keep scrolling through our news feeds much longer than we meant to. Making a habit of only checking into social media for a short period of time each day, perhaps 30 minutes or less, can help you avoid unnecessary stress, especially if you already spend your whole work day staring at a computer screen. When you deliberately close your social media apps or even put your phone away from you for at least a few hours each day, you can relax and let yourself focus on the present in a way you can’t when you’re always checking your phone. We know how hard it can be, but the reward is worth making this a daily habit!
Treat yourself to aesthetic or vein treatments at Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa!
In case it wasn’t clear at this point, we take self-care very seriously! It’s why we offer a variety of aesthetic and vein treatments and ensure that our passionate, dedicated staff are highly skilled in providing the best possible experience and results. A few of our favorite treatment options for feeling refreshed, renewed and radiant include:
● Chemical peels for deep skin renewal
● Laser skin rejuvenation with Halo™ or BBL™ photofacials
● Botox® or dermal fillers for a more youthful, revitalized look with ease
● Laser hair removal for hair-free, carefree confidence
● Sclerotherapy to enjoy clearer, younger-looking skin without spider veins