Self-care is difficult and unpleasant, but it is necessary. It's okay if you fail at it. Here are some suggestions for self-care while you're having a hard time.
"Try stretching or going for a stroll as a first step in self-care. Long durations of sitting are unhealthy, so alternate them."
Include a 20-minute stroll or full-body stretch every day. Pay attention to your environment, body, and breath. Put the phone aside.
"Get adequate rest, drink enough of water, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. While it's easy, many people have trouble with it."
Make every effort to ensure that you are providing for yourself with the necessities (water, food, and rest).
"Having excessive expectations by attempting to achieve everything at once results in failure and defeat in our attempts to make lifestyle changes."
Reasonable goals include going to the gym three times per week rather than every day and limiting alcohol consumption to once per week while under stress.
"A great way to connect with yourself, increase productivity, and spread happiness is via journaling. To feel better, write down your ideas and feelings."
Create objectives, affirmations, and a to-do list as you reflect on your day and write down your emotions. Take some time for yourself.
Cut back on screen time to cut down on phone use. Set a 30-minute timer, put down your phone, walk outside, or read a book. Refuse to pick up the phone!
Self-care is everything that makes you feel good on the inside and out, such as taking a shower, picking up a new activity, shopping, applying cosmetics, or participating in a sport. Do what makes you happy!
"To create a solid foundation, begin with self-care techniques. It won't seem like a burden any longer; it'll feel like something that comes easily."