Self-care isn’t about tricking yourself. Rather, it’s an honest routine that many of us aren’t accustomed to. We’re not used to making time to look after ourselves. This is why a self-care schedule is paramount to your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
For a self-care routine to be effective, it needs to suit you.
So, what are the most important elements of a self-care schedule? Let’s take a look.
Make Sure You’re Getting Quality Sleep
If you’re always on the go, this could seem like a totally foreign concept. Many of us walk around completely drained because there is just so much happening. As humans, we’re obsessed with being busy.
You don’t need to give anything up to slow down, but by making sure you get more sleep, and quality sleep at that, you’ll be in a far better position to handle all those balls you’re always juggling. You’ll also be less likely to fall ill, and you will be mentally sharper.
Getting enough sleep can make an extremely positive impact on your health and your lifestyle. If you can’t afford to add extra hours to your routine, it’s worth practicing a few sleep hygiene elements. Start by setting a sleep and wake up time. In other words, go to bed and get up at the same time every day. Once you get into the hang of it, you’ll find you fall asleep faster and you will sleep better.
Another thing to try is to shut down your electronics an hour before bedtime. Lights from electronics decrease how much melatonin your body produces – an essential hormone for sleep regulation. Instead, read a book, have a cup of herbal tea, and try to unwind.
Regular massage therapy sessions can also help to improve your sleep quality. Our Simply Swedish Massage, for instance, will help you to unwind, relieve stress, and relax your body, as you welcome yourself home to pure bliss and relaxation.
If aches and pains are stopping you from enjoying a good night’s sleep, a CBD relief massage will soothe your entire body, while focusing on sore joints, back, and feet, providing relief from head to toe.
Embark on Wellness Rituals
Exercise is a fundamental thing you should add to your self-care schedule if you want to clear your mind, look after your body, and improve your health. But don’t drive yourself to do something you don’t enjoy or push yourself to the point of burn out – that’s the opposite of self-care.
Getting a tough workout in does mean pushing your body beyond its comfort zone, but if you find you’re dreading your sessions, or you experience symptoms like poor digestion, extreme fatigue, anxiety, and prolonged aches as a result of overtraining, you might want to choose another activity.
On the other hand, if you’re leading a sedentary lifestyle, you could be feeling more drained than you should.
Even twenty minutes of light activity – be it yoga, a brisk walk on the beach, or a swim, is all you need to keep your body well. Whatever feels good to you, is what you should be doing.
Treat Yourself to the Good Things
Add regular spa treatments to your self-care schedule to make sure you’re on top of stress, anxiety, and pain. In fact, a Myrtle Beach spa membership provides the perfect excuse to regularly take time out just for you, while enjoying excellent savings of a variety of treatments and facilities.
These are just three ideas to add to your self-care schedule. The most important thing is to design a schedule that helps you welcome yourself home to tranquility and wellness.
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