Take good care of YOU today.
Do you spend a good portion of your day looking out for others? Sometimes it can be easy to forget to take care of the most important person in your life: YOU!
We’re here to help you take care of life’s little things. So you can focus on your own well-being. Looking for tools to improve your communication style or self- esteem? How about managing stress?
Did you know that 83 percent of people report that stress has a strong or very strong impact on their health?¹ It’s more important than ever to focus on your well-being.
Stress can also affect your attitude, relationships and even your job. Next time you’re feeling stressed out, try doing things a little different. Make self-care a priority. Over time, this will help you to feel refreshed and renewed. In fact, it may help you complete the things you must do in less time and with less stress. Consider scheduling time for:
• Exercise. It not only keeps you healthy, it will give you energy. Can’t find the time? Try getting up 30 minutes earlier and going for a walk or doing gentle stretches.
• Healthy meals. Have you been skipping lunch? Take some time instead to enjoy a light, healthy lunch. Adding protein can provide you with the energy and nutrients needed to get you through the day. Drink plenty of water to help with hydration – this can decrease the feeling of tiredness.
• Indulging yourself. Treat yourself to a massage or facial, take a relaxing bath, or spend a few hours reading a book that has been on your “must read” list.
• Relaxation. Consider meditation, visual imagery or gentle yoga postures for 20 minutes each day. Each of these helps you to feel more grounded as well as takes the edge off stressful feelings.
¹American Psychological Association “Stress in America 2011 Study”