Over this past year, people have realized the importance of stillness and prioritizing one’s own wellness above the hustle and bustle of life. Despite this, many people find it hard to make time for themselves. Next time, you find yourself at the bottom of your to do list, implement these steps to ensure you are practicing self care without remorse.
Taking care of you can start in the bedroom, with getting enough sleep. Studies show that adults need an average of seven hours of sleep per night. If you find it hard to fall asleep at night, try to reduce or eliminate screen time an hour before bed. For nights when your schedule does not allow you to hit seven hours, make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet to give your body the energy it needs instead of reaching for caffeinated beverages.
Maintaining a nutrient rich diet is a healthy and natural way to care for your body. Incorporating fresh smoothies into your meal plan is a tasty way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Try taking supplements like the Scotch Porter Superfood Supplement to ensure you are getting the necessary nutrients to feel your best. Health experts commonly recommend drinking 64 ounces of water daily. Making fruit-infused water, with a few slices of lemon or your favorite fruit, can make water easier to drink. Apps, like Hydro Coach and Aqualert, send reminders to drink water and have a progress tracker.
Watching a new movie is a great way to relax and recharge. On April 30th Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, starring Michael B. Jordan, releases worldwide on Amazon Prime Video. In this movie, elite Navy SEAL John Kelly, played by Michael B. Jordan, goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.
Do something that makes you smile daily, whether it is the latest TikTok challenge or going on a nature walk. Spending at least fifteen minutes completing activities that make you happy is an excellent way to prioritize yourself. Taking time to feed your soul, recharge and reset is the best way to ensure you can continue to take care of others by taking care of yourself first without remorse.