We are already in the second month of 2021 and guess it’s time to take a rain check on those new year resolutions. As much as we like to focus on our career and our life ambitions, our well-being and self care is equally important. So this year, let’s change that, let’s promise to put your self-care ahead of everything.
Self care is not easy, especially when you have never thought about making it a part of your lifestyle. But this is why we are here. Our experts have devised a 5 step plan for you. Just by following these simple techniques, you’ll be able to make a positive change in your life.
Establish A Routine
Before moving on to the practical aspects of the self care routine, you must first build one. Analyze your habits, lifestyle choices and health for a week. See what’s going your way and what needs to be changed. After writing it all down, it will become easier for you to establish self care. A few things that you should definitely work on include:
- How much time you should and can take out for your own care.
- Which products, items and areas are not helping you and must be replaced or eliminated.
- Do you need to seek medical attention before making these changes?
Once it’s all done, you can start practicing self care and after a month, you should check whether you have been following your schedule or not and also which things have been more helpful than the others.
Focus On Building Stronger Immunity
This one goes without saying. Especially now, we should focus more on immune-boosting and protecting our immunity system. And this starts with the grocery items. Choose organic, fresh and chemical free ingredients. Food which contain refined sugar cause infection and can damage your gut.
On the other hand, if you have a stronger immunity, your body can fight with infection and help you get rid of it quickly. Vitamins and minerals are also essential for immunity boost. Taking supplements daily is not only helpful but also recommended by health experts.
A Good Night Sleep Can Do Wonders
You may not realize it but your sleep schedule has a lot to do with your body, your mental health and your overall well being. A 7 to 9 hours sleep is recommended for adults. But almost everyone knows that. The real challenge is to maintain a healthy Sleep cycle. For that you can use your mobile phone reminders. Set them on a specific time and make sure you go to bed at the suggested time even if you don’t feel like it.
Steady sleep schedule will help you put your mind to ease and prepare your body for optimal functioning for the next day. It also improves your digestion, mood and health.
Find Inner Joy
If you’re not truly happy from the inside, nothing in your life will make any difference. So check out the things that make you happy and help you reconnect with yourself.
It doesn’t have to be lavish or extremely complicated. Little things can bring you joy. A calming and soothing bath after a long day. A nice little chat with your partner over coffee.
You can also pick a hobby. Planting, painting, meditation, reading whatever it is that you feel closer to your heart, take out some time to do that.
Watch Your Weight
If there’s one culprit that can do the most damage to your body, it’s certainly obesity. And it all seems good and fine until you start to feel uncomfortable.
If you think that this should be the first step in your self care, then it is best to do something about it. Start cutting out fried items, sugary foods, fizzy drinks and refined carbs. Go for walk everyday, start strength training with light cardio. And if you have tried everything and still struggling to lose weight bariatric surgery might be the right answer for you.
At Houston Weight Loss Centre, we offer a wide range of bariatric services. We can help you pick the right one in accordance with your goals and health issues. So don’t let your weight hinder your self care journey. For a free bariatric consultation, give us a call anytime.