A positive mindset and a robust immune system will put you in an excellent position to face any problems that life throws at you. But, in order to keep yourself happy and healthy, you must first invest in yourself.

While it may seem to be a new health trend, self-care is the most fundamental form of caring for your body and mind, spanning everything from getting enough sleep to eating correctly.

We've compiled a list of nine self-care tips to help you stay healthy wherever and whenever you need it. Most are readily accessible and reasonably priced, if not free. There's no time to waste, so let's get started.


1. Journal

It should come as no surprise that we promote journaling as a technique to maintain your mind and body in good shape, but we aren't the only ones. Researchers at Michigan State University discovered that expressive writing may help the brain 'cool down' in a worried state after investigating the effects of putting pen to paper. Another research, conducted by renowned psychologist James Pennebaker, revealed that writing may help improve our immune systems and make us feel less stressed. Who knew? We did, in fact.


2. Establish a routine and goals

We humans are creatures of habit, so developing a routine will provide you with the structure you need to do everything you put your mind to. To take it a step further, you may create short-term, attainable objectives for yourself. It may be a professional assignment, a fitness goal, or something as basic as taking a shower every day. You will reap the benefits of tiny victories if you put yourself up for success.


3. Practice Gratitude

We cannot emphasize this enough. Even in the face of misfortune, there is always something to be thankful for. No matter how little or inconsequential it may seem, or how difficult it may be to see. There is a growing amount of data that indicates the advantages of recognizing the positive, ranging from enhanced enjoyment to decreased pain. It's no longer raining as I write this, and the clocks have advanced, giving us an additional hour of sunshine.



4. Get Some Sleep

Some individuals find it easier to fall asleep than others, but it's important to get as much rest as possible. If you're running low on sleep, you'll need to replenish your account. There are several apps, masks, and sprays available to help you sleep better, but the easiest thing you can do is practice excellent sleep hygiene. This includes going to bed and getting up at regular times, controlling what you eat and drink, and not using electronics before bed.


5. Drink More and Less

It's simple: drink more water and less booze. Drinking two to three litres of water each day helps maintain your immune system strong and help flush out any pollutants. And consuming less alcohol can help you sleep better, improve your mood, and save you some money. Why not try preparing alcohol-free cocktails or manufacturing your own 0% beer?


6. Move Your Body

We're all for taking a minute to sit still and reset, but there's also a time to work up a sweat. There are a seemingly infinite amount of online workouts, stretches, and mindfulness exercises that need nothing more than your body and a little of space. According to a research conducted by the Boston University School of Medicine, 20 minutes of low-to-medium-intensity exercise is all that is required to enhance cognitive performance.


7. Eat well

A healthy stomach means a happy, healthier you. Increase your good bacteria with probiotics, eat as many colors of veggies as you can, and make an effort to consume excellent amounts of protein, good fats, and carbohydrates. Avoid processed carbohydrates, sugary snacks, and ready-made meals. Yes, we know Deliveroo can deliver a burger to your door in 10 minutes, but what's the rush? Conquer the kitchen and create your own creation.


8. Learn Something New

It's usually a good idea to spend your leisure time doing something valuable rather than continually dread scrolling. However, this does not have to imply acquiring a new language, instrument, or talent. If that's what you want to do, that's fine. It's crucial to remember, though, that if you need that free time to do the fundamentals or to take a break, that's OK as well. Putting needless or unreasonable expectations on ourselves is the last thing any of us needs.


9. Turn off the news.

It is critical to have the proper information at the right moment. It's absolutely not a good idea to do it just before bed or first thing in the morning when you've just woken up. Allow yourself 10-20 minutes each day for a news update from a credible source, consider any advise that is offered, and then proceed with your company. Don't keep the news on all the time. Turn off any notifications or alerts. Delete any news applications. Control your consumption.



Why is this list so important? Because it's easy to lose sight of the essentials while you're in the grip of a panic. Even if you simply implement a couple of the suggestions above, you should begin to feel better physically, emotionally, and cognitively. This list isn't going away. You may return to it whenever you feel like you're getting lost. And give yourself a break. You're doing a fantastic job.

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