Friday 10 December 2021

Six ways to take better care of yourself

This is a collaborative post

When we get busy, our self-care is often the first thing that gets pushed aside in favour of our other responsibilities. This is especially true once we have kids – raising them really is a full-time job!

However, looking after yourself should still be a priority. We know that life is hard, and it might have been a while since you indulged in some much needed ‘me time.’

Fear not, we have six self-care solutions to put the spring back in your step!

Get More Sleep

When we’re kids, there’s nothing worse than being told that it’s time for bed. But when we’re adults, the thought of finally getting some shut eye is a blissful fantasy.

Sleep should always be a priority, regardless of your age, and a healthy sleep schedule has been proven to boost your wellbeing – in fact, studies have shown that sleep deprivation can cause serious health problems

Getting enough sleep isn’t always easy, so try to avoid caffeine in the evenings!


A great way to stay healthy and reduce your stress is to introduce a low intensity, relaxed work out to your daily routine. We all know that exercise is good for your physical health, but it can also have a positive impact on your mental health too! 

Even walking counts! So, get out and about for a walk around you neighbourhood – you might discover great places you’ve never noticed before. 

Feet running up stairs
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Educate Yourself

Improving your education is an excellent way to work on your skillset and expand your knowledge, helping to make you a more fulfilled and well-rounded person.

Of course, returning to university doesn’t suit every lifestyle, especially once we have children. However, distance learning courses like those offered by Anglia Ruskin University, allow you to study on a schedule that suits your needs.  

Smile More

Smiling has incredible benefits, both for you and for those you encounter every day. As smiling is infectious, smiling at someone encourages them to return the gesture! 

Flashing those pearly-whites releases endorphins and can even reduce stress. And, if I don’t feel particularly smiley, you ask? Research indicates that even faking a smile generate the same effect. 

Eat Well

Eating healthy is one modern life’s biggest challenges. With so many takeaway services just a few taps of an app away, it’s just easier to order in. 

But to improve your health and wellbeing, you need a balanced and nutritious diet. 

If you usually make a meal out of meal planning, then try a service like Mindful Chef – that way you can fill your fridge with everything you need to see you through the week!

Healthy food on a plate
Photo credit Sara Dubler via Unsplash

Declutter Your Home

A cluttered home can leave you feeling out of sorts – research has indicated that a cluttered home can increase levels of stress and anxiety in individuals.

Carve out some time to properly declutter of your house and get rid of anything that you don’t use. 

A tidy home will lead to a happier you!

How do you practice self-care? Tell us about your techniques in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. It is important that we look after ourselves and sometimes I need to read things like this to remind me to take better care for myself. x


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