Focussing on your physical and mental health and well being is something most of us can neglect quite frequently. With ever increasingly busy lives and technology keeping us connected. It means we are constantly connected at all times. Do you know when the last time you switched off was? Being able to fully wind down and relax is something our bodies need us to do.
We cannot be on the go 24/7 no matter how much we want to be. There are many ways you can stop and take some time out for yourself in the day and it can be as simple or extravagant as you wish.
The main thing is that you do something for you that helps you to recharge and regain your focus, even if it is a quick cuppa before the family gets up or you leave for work in the morning.
Make sure you get a good night’s sleep
This is easier said than done, especially if you have young children at home, but putting into place a healthy bedtime routine can help you get a better quality sleep no matter how long you manage to of a night.
Set a bedtime and wake up time and stick to it every day. Remove electronics from your bedroom and consider getting a bath close to bedtime to help you unwind, and try maintaining a comfortable temperature in your bedroom. Use essential oils such as lavender to help you unwind and relax and try to limit any strenuous activities close to your set bedtime. The longer you allow yourself to relax before you go to bed, the better it will be to get a good night’s sleep.
Look after your body and mind
Simply getting out and about for a short walk each day can really help you boost your mood and also stay healthy. Our bodies need exercise and making sure you get and maintain a regular workout schedule can be hugely beneficial all around.
If you are struggling with parts of your body, this can have an effect on your mental well being. A clinic like BodEnvy can help you rectify any issues and help you feel happier and more confident in yourself, as can meditating and practicing mindfulness too. Being able to relax and focus your mind and energy can help you feel better and reduce your stress levels too.
Eat and drink well
We’re not talking diets here. Everything in moderation is key but simply making sure you are giving your body what it needs. Eating enough fruits and vegetables and getting all your vitamins and minerals each day will help your body function properly and reduce that sluggish feeling you can get with a poor diet, as will drinking enough water. Water is essential for our bodies for many things. Making sure we replenish the water we lose during the day through breathing, sweating and simply living our lives will help you stave off dehydration and keep your body happy and healthy.