The secret to success is taking care of yourself. What does it mean to «take care of yourself»?
“Self-care is not selfish,” focusing on what makes us feel full and gives us meaning is part of easing feelings of stress, anxiety, and giving us a stronger foundation. This new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic poses unique challenges for all of us. And amid these changes, self-care is more important than ever when it comes to our emotional health and well-being. Self-care can include many practices that you enjoy and also contribute in some way to your physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental health. With our glider you will learn to control your habits, take care of yourself and take time for yourself.
Need some inspiration to take care of yourself?
We’ve compiled a list of self-care tips designed to inspire you to stay healthy and well at all times.
1. Make sleep a priority — your mood and immune system are counting on it.
When it comes to looking after your health and wellbeing, sleep is almost always part of the answer. Getting enough quality sleep keeps your immune system in better shape to fight off infections, such as those caused by the new coronavirus. With our sleep tracker spread, you may notice that 9 hours of sleep is not enough for you, while others may find it too much. Using trackers from «Shamot i Fayans» you can find out if there are negative patterns that lead to more fatigue or limit your sleep.
2. Avoid mindless snacking; Eat intuitively instead
In the realities of remote work, do you now spend your days in sight or at arm’s length from the snack box? Instead of imposing strict rules on forbidden foods, try intuitive eating. It’s not so much a diet as it is a way of eating that is all about giving your body what it needs. This is a practice where you listen to your body and pay attention to what you need in the moment. And our sweet tracker will help you achieve clean nutrition.
3. Practice positive self-talk
«An important aspect of self-care is the part of you that includes how you look at yourself and, importantly, the language you use when you talk to yourself.» Appreciate the small tasks you complete throughout the day, and don’t forget to tell yourself «good job»—whether it’s a work task, setting aside time for exercise, or staying patient as you discipline your child. Celebrate your daily successes with positive self-talk. It may seem strange at first, but your brain will absorb this self-care, and research shows that it can help you channel your thoughts and feelings in a happier direction.
four. Make one of your pens «magic»
Pick a pen at random and call it your «magic» pen that you only use to write positive things. This method can help some people change their mindset in a positive way. Try your new magic pen by first writing your favorite affirmation in the mental health section.
5. Spend a few minutes diaphragmatic breathing.
Calm and measured breathing can have an immediate effect on your mental and physical well-being, whether the tension is caused by the relentless news cycle or your ubiquitous housemates. Do the breathing practice regularly to start or end your day on a positive note, or try it when you need a little more zen.