We know how busy you are, and we also know you’ve been putting off scheduling that photofacial you’ve been dreaming about since last summer. Don’t worry—we aren’t spying on you! We know these things because we are just like you. Even though we all know that self-care is good for us, we have a hard time breaking out of our normal routine.
To help you take that crucial first step toward self-care, here are a few motivating tips to consider:
Self-care doesn’t have to cost you a dime.
Yes, you may still need that photofacial, but self-care can be as simple as taking a short walk after lunch, or petting your dog for 10 minutes in the morning. Slowing down and taking a few moments out of your day to be present and in the moment can do wonders for your mood, lowering stress while boosting those feel-good hormones, endorphins.
Kindness is a form of self-care.
Research indicates that being kind to others is literally good for your health. When you are kind, you stimulate a part of your brain responsible for boosting your immunity. Random acts of kindness are also clinically shown to improve mood, energy, and confidence while minimizing stressful emotions.
Self-care isn’t selfish!
Taking time for yourself will help you give more to others. The more energy you have and the happier you are, the more easily you’ll be able to help those around you. Self-care also increases productivity. Taking time for yourself restores your energy and lowers stress, helping you to focus and tackle projects like a champion.