If you haven’t been told this lately, you matter. To the people around you, you matter, and you matter to yourself, even on days where you simply don’t feel like you do. Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be a complete shake-up of everything you do; it can be small additions that help you feel good. A top to toe check-in with yourself links up wellness, health, and self-care.
So many of us are failing ourselves with our self-care. We say that we don’t have enough time to fit in eight glasses of water, a 30-minute walk every day, have a full-time job, make sure everyone is fed nutritious food, the house is clean, meditating, listening to music, fitting in a hobby, and more.
And that’s the truth; we don’t have time to do all of these things every day. You must take some time to plan your self-care, health, and wellness.
Taking care of your mind, body, and soul is something we have to do. Because just maybe we only have one of each, and we have to do the best we can right now.
What classes are self-care?
Self-care is about doing things that make you feel good. It helps you to recharge and feel in control. For some people, this is doing their freelance accounting on a Friday night without fail. For others, this is a bath, and a 5.30 am cup of coffee in the garden. It is personal, although there are some things that we know make most people feel great.
What classes as wellness?
Wellness is an active process. It means that we become aware of our surroundings and body and choose healthy options. There are seven areas of wellness.
Wellness is the act of taking care of all of these and making good choices so that you can thrive.
What is health?
Health is very similar to wellness, and it is the state of mental, social, and physical well-being. But this does not mean it is the absence of being ill.
How to give yourself a health, wellness, and self-care check-in
It’s time to ask yourself some questions. And depending on the answer to these questions will give you a guided path to making sure that you feel better. That’s not to say you don’t already feel great, but there is no limit to how great you might feel.
Here are some questions for you to think about.
Are you getting enough sleep? Do you feel tired more often than you might like?
Now consider what the reasons you feel tired are. Are you doing too much? Are you spending too long on TikTok every night? What can you change here to have a more healthy approach to sleep and rest?
Nutrition can be a difficult topic, as most of us know we need to eat better. Being more mindful about how you eat is just as important and what you are eating. Are you paying attention to when you are full? Are you snacking through boredom? If you want to manage your eating better, try keeping a food journal.
So often, we will push back appointments, but regular visits to your doctor can be beneficial. It can help to notice any changes in health and catch potential illnesses early. Just as important as your oral health, regular dental visits shouldn’t be skipped either. When was the last time you had an eye test? If the answer is too long ago, then book an appointment with Eye Optical today.
Your stress levels have a huge impact on your mental health. Do you feel stressed? How have you been trying to destress lately? If you can’t remove any of the items making you stressed – how can you manage them better?
Finding personal projects, learning new skills, and being an authentic version of yourself is so important. Exploring how you exist and expanding your world views and skill set is one of the ways you can strengthen your sense of self and find purpose.
Breaks from what is going on around you, work, family, technology, or even driving. You must give yourself time to step back and unplug for a while. Taking breaks will stop you from becoming overstimulated and burning out.
Taking care of yourself inside and out is essential, so start working on it today – promise yourself that you’ll tackle at least one thing a month.