Self-care is often put on the back burner during times such as these. Your mind is preoccupied with setting up before you start work at home or the office, taking care of the kids full-time, cooking, organising and virtual socialising. And on top of this, you still need to remember to relax, put your best self forward and remain present and calm! Taking a few minutes out of the day for your own needs is essential.
Here are our top tips to ensuring you keep on top of your stress levels during this time.
1. Take the time to make a nourishing meal or snack. Often, we neglect healthy eating patterns during times of stress, whether this be not eating or picking at processed foods that ultimately make you feel sluggish. Making the time to nourish your body is vital.
2. Take a bath and prepare a natural face mask. Baths reduce tension and stress and the alone time might be a perfect opportunity to clear your mind and practice meditation especially if you include a couple of drops of essential lavender oil.
Tip: Maximise on your bath time by spoiling yourself with this natural face mask recipe: ½ avocado mashed, 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey, 1 tablespoon oats (optional) and 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay (optional). Mix all ingredients and leave on face for 15 mins.
3. Give yourself permission to not have expectations of yourself, surroundings or outcomes. Saying no to that virtual party to slow down and make time for yourself is the ultimate form of self-care. Get a full night’s sleep and wake up refreshed instead.
4. Walk! A walk can be a great way to have some productive time to yourself or with family from days of self-isolation. Feel refreshed and energised, with the added benefit of the exercise as a stress reliever.
5. Have the ‘Let it Go’ mindset. Holding onto past emotions won’t help the future. Learning to let it go isn’t easy, but it is rewarding. Ask yourself whether this all matter months from now, and, if the answer is no, let it go.
Disclaimer: The above article is merely a guide and is in no way a recommendation or a treatment protocol for any health conditions or diseases. You should always consult with a qualified health care provider before changing your supplement, training or nutritional strategy. Supplementation should not be attempted by pregnant or breastfeeding women, anyone on prescription medication or children under the age of 15 unless advised by your qualified health care provider. The above article has been taken from www.nuzest.com.au
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