My recent post regarding quick self-care practices seemed to go over well with all of you lovely readers, and because I didn’t share all of the ideas the web page from webmd.com, I figured I may as well do another post on the same topic, a sort of a continuation of my initial post, if you will.
Self-care is incredibly important to begin with, but even more so now with the COVID-19 pandemic we find ourselves in. Please take a look at these tips and make use of them.
“Practicing compassion for others tends to make you feel better, too. Choose someone: a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a stranger. In your mind, send them wishes to be happy and healthy and live with ease. This quick exercise can make you more satisfied with your own life.
“Lace up your shoes. A stroll around the neighborhood can lift your mood and bust stress. Stuck in a rut? Research shows your next big idea could be just a walk away. It can boost creative thinking.
“Play a few of your favorite songs to relax and lighten your mood. Research shows music has all kinds of benefits — it can reduce anxiety and pain. If you feel moved to get up and dance, even better.
“What small task has been lurking in the back of your mind for too long? Change that burned-out light bulb, return that email, make that appointment. The satisfaction of getting something small done could stop stress and give you the momentum to tackle more.
“Call a friend to catch up, email a family member to check in, or text a colleague to meet you for coffee. Making contact with other people builds social connections and gives you more support. Studies support this: Better relationships are one of the best ways to become happier,” the web page explains.
Now go and pamper yourselves.