5 Self Care Activities That Don't Require Hours of Free Time
October 16, 2018
Sweat it out
Cardio, yoga, pilates, dance, lifting; you don't have to spend hours doing it but exercise, any form, is a great self care action. It isn't just about feeling like you put in work but sometimes a walk can really just regulate your cortisol and balance out all your hormones.
Especially now, electronics are taking over our lives. Cell phones control us. Really, think about it though. We wake up, check our DM's, emails and texts and forget that we even woke up, we are alive, breathing. Sometimes, we miss the weather outside, the scenery and just so much more because our heads are buried in our phones. You know I'm right. For a designated amount of time, try to just let all social media go, phone on silent or off and do something without it for a moment. Get ready in the morning with just music, but not glued to your hone. #unplug.
Stop rushing and take your time
As a resident of NYC for 12 years, I don't have any clue how to walk slow. It became imperative that I rush. I don't know how it even happened but when I woke up before my alarm, when I felt on time, I was still rushing. Take a day, for most it's a weekend, and slow down. Your mental state will benefit when you realize you have ample time to get to your destination.
No, it's not cliché, as a matter of fact, journaling is one of the most popular hobbies amongst millionaires. Poetry, lyrics, emotions, affirmations, notes about love or pain; its proven that writing things out is an emotional outlet and fullgilling regardless of the type of emotions being released.
Just do it
If you don’t have a free 5 to 10 minutes in a day that you can devote to yourself, something has to change. Quick perspective look, Dwayne Johnson is making top ranking, multi-million dollar movies, simultaneous hit tv shows, fitness apparel gear, raising a family and still acting and lifting in between it all. What's your time excuse?