EXECUTIVE CONTRIBUTOR | NICOLE HARVICK | SELF-CARE
Having a self-care plan is the best way to make the small changes you need for fitness and health. A daily routine can make such a positive impact on both your physical and mental health. A consistent routine can decrease your stress levels, increase your energy levels, and help you find joy in your life.
Examining your feelings around self-care is an important step of the process.
Do you feel it is selfish to take time for yourself? Do you feel guilty about me time?
Understanding keeping yourself healthy and happy is very important to your mental health. By taking care of you first, you are better able to take care of others.
Tips to get started.
1. Take things one step at a time. You can add or take away as you progress. 2. Create daily routine that you resonate with.
3. Keep it simple. Don’t feel pressured to make it hard on yourself.
4. Don’t be afraid to do it alone. It can be quite empowering.
5. Don’t give up.
Here are some ideas to help you create your ideal routine.
While everyone’s routine is different, this is about finding and sticking with what works for you.
1 Get a good night’s sleep. This the best way to start the day. 2 Schedule your morning routine into your calendar.
3 Drink 16 oz of cold water upon waking
4 Sit in silence or meditation for 5 minutes.
5 Write down 3 things you are grateful for
6 Do a 20 min workout or stretch. 7 Have a healthy breakfast.
Have a healthy dinner.
2 Do your dishes before you go to bed. 3 Tidy up and areas that need it.
4 Have your coffee or tea set on a timer for you in the morning. 5 Lay out your workout clothes.
6 Schedule some quiet time to reflect on your day. 7 Check your calendar for the following day.
By utilizing these suggestions, you may be not only be improving your life but finding a life full of more joy and more ease.
Happy Scheduling !
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