So often we are caught up in the business of getting things done. Our focus is on deadlines, emails, and responsibilities that we forget about the most important piece of the puzzle: ourselves. The result is added stress, poor health, mistakes, and relationship strain. If we don’t take care of ourselves, the simple truth is, we won’t be able to show up the way we want to for others. The result—everyone loses.
So, remember to follow these self-care basics:
- Get a good night sleep – Be asleep by 10pm if possible as the quality of every hour of sleep before midnight is like double the sleep after midnight.
- Exercise and move your body regularly – 20 minutes per day can make a big difference.
- Eat healthy foods – Foods closest to their natural form and less processed are best.
- Drink plenty of water – filtered or bottled is best.
Start by picking one from the list that feels easiest. Adding them all in at once is too much. Commit to using it for 1 week. If you miss a few days that’s okay. Keep going with it. Over time it will become easier and simply feel like part of your day. As you start to become comfortable with your new routine pick another from the list. By following these basics you’ll be well on your way to saying goodbye to chaos and welcoming in the calm you desire.