In these times when life seems to go faster and faster, it is common to feel that the hours in the day are not enough to fulfill all our obligations. Running to work, running to take care of the house, running to meet the needs of your children (if you have them), running, running, running... But have you ever stopped to think about how important it is for you to feel good and take time for yourself?
Remember that you will not be able to be well with others, nor "get to everything", if from time to time you do not take time to take care of yourself and "recharge your batteries". It will be enough with small things you do for yourself, to feel better and to support the stress of daily life with much better energy.
Therefore, we want to share with you some ideas that can help you in your physical and emotional self-care:
1. Recognize those "little big things" in everyday life.
Every day simple things happen that are good and that we don't always take the time to appreciate in such a hurry. You received a call or a message from a friend you haven't heard from in a long time, someone gave you the right of way when you entered a store, the bus driver waited for you, the person who served you at the restaurant gave you a sincere smile... You may think these are very simple things, but you will see that they hide the beautiful side of life. Remember that a grain of sand may seem insignificant, but many make a beach! Value those little things and you will see that they fill your life with joy.
2. Let yourself be loved
If you think that only you should show your love to others, you are wrong. You don't always have to be the one to do things or solve problems. If you pay attention you will surely find that sometimes you don't let others help you and lighten your load. Let them show you their love and concern for you, just let yourself be loved, pampered and cared for without feeling guilty or thinking that you should repay them in kind. Just enjoy and feel good.
3. Treat yourself
Take a break from your routine once in a while and treat yourself. Do something you really enjoy. Treat yourself to that special cake you love or take that walk in the countryside without anything disturbing you, listen to your favorite singer at full volume, relax with a good massage or whatever. The important thing is that every so often you do something just for you, just to enjoy it, not out of duty or obligation, but for the pleasure of feeling good. Nothing recharges your batteries as much as that.
4. Take care of your body
Your body is your best ally, don't forget it. You need it to be well cared for if you want it to keep responding as usual, so pamper it because it is yours and it is the only one you have. Take care of your skin, once a week at least exfoliate it thoroughly to renew it with the shower gel with grape seeds and Anakena jojoba wax, moisturize it every day after bathing with the body butter Anakenause the multiactive face cream and for our hands cream with bee honey from Rapa Nui to keep them nourished and healthy. Those little moments a day that you dedicate to take care of your body are moments only yours, make the most of them, no matter how small they are and feel how your body thanks you.
5. Look at yourself with love
Do not compare yourself with anyone, value and love yourself, because the only way to love others is to love yourself. Look at yourself with love and your eyes will be filled with a light that others will notice, what could be better to cultivate good relationships with other people?
6. Surround yourself with music
Music relaxes, transmits good vibes and will make you feel happier. Sing, dance, play an instrument or simply spend as much time as you can listening to your favorite music. You will see that with music any difficult or stressful moment will be more bearable and you will feel better after giving yourself those moments.
7. Stop and do nothing
For many people this is almost the hardest thing to do. We are used to being permanently busy, to go from one thing to another without respite and that is precisely why it is so important to learn to stop. Turn off the TV, the phone, the computer and disconnect from work, studies and obligations to spend a moment alone with yourself. It doesn't have to be a long time, but you will see that it can be a wonderful experience to enjoy your company.
8. Give thanks
Gratitude is a great way to take care of yourself and feel good, because if you take a moment to review everything you can be thankful for, you will realize that the list is big and that even though things are not always as you expect, there are many more good things in your life than you thought. Of course, being aware of this will make you feel wonderful!
Take care of yourself, take care of yourself and love yourself. You will see that dedicating time to yourself is an excellent strategy to face your days with more energy and power!
Article written by Milagros Portacarrero, lawyer, writer, entrepreneur,
lover of life, travel, nature and the environment.
creator of the blog Rooster Legs.