Lifestyle, Productivity, Self Improvement

Self-Care Tips for Hectic Lives

Nowadays, our lives can be so hectic that we barely even get the chance to stop and breathe. It can be times like these that make us feel so run down and worn out, that we can practically make ourselves ill. So, with this in mind, it must be times like these that we take a time-out with ourselves to focus on true ‘self care’.

 

And no, I don’t mean scrolling through social media with the TV on in the background. I mean actual self care. The type of self care where you zone out from reality and focus on nothing except yourself. Surprisingly, this is something that so many people struggle with. Life is hectic. It isn’t expected of you to have hours to spare each day to do things for yourself, but the beauty of self care is that it can be for as little as 5 minutes, or if needs must, it can be incorporated into another task.

 

Tip No. 1: Plan it into your diary.

Okay, this might sound a little daft when you first read it, but bear with me. Once something is physically written in my planner, I don’t go back. (Actually, I can’t go back, once its written in pen that’s the final straw, no scribbling allowed!) If you live a highly organized life and feel as though you barely have the chance to just stop and breathe, plan into your diary just 15 minutes every few days to do something that you really love. If it’s there, you’ll do it.

 

Tip No. 2: Pamper yourself.

A face mask. A bubble bath. A scented candle and snuggly pyjamas. Whatever floats your boat when it comes to pampering yourself, just go for it. There is no right or wrong. And there is nothing better after a long and stressful day, than coming home and doing something to wind yourself down, and feel calm and relaxed.

 

Tip No. 3: Check in.

Be self-aware. Check in with yourself, your emotions, how your day was, what made you feel stressed and what you did to make yourself happy. Designate a certain time slot every week for self-reflection, and focus on making each week better than the last.

 

Tip No. 4: Treat yourself.

Who doesn’t love treating themselves?! And no, I don’t just mean online shopping and spending a lot of money. (Although that’s allowed every now and then, isn’t it? Everything in moderation!) Instead, you can treat yourself by cooking your favourite meal, lighting your favourite scented candles whilst you work at home, or taking yourself out for a tasty coffee in your favourite coffee shop. There are a number of ways to take time out for yourself, and this can differ for everyone!

 

If you have any self care tips that work perfectly for you, don’t hesitate to share them in the comments below!

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8 thoughts on “Self-Care Tips for Hectic Lives

  1. Thank you for your mindful mantra article. You offer a lot of important points but i want to relate to the one where you pamper yourself. I find that this point is often misunderstood as people think that to love yourself means to boast your ego, which is entirely wrong. To pamper yourself as your point intimates is to first and foremost have value for who you are as a human.
    That is a difficult part in development, which requires you to treat yourself out of the box.
    Great article and thought provoking
    Thanks
    cheers
    Orion

    1. Thanks Orion for your comment

      Yes, it is a notion that people quite often overthink. Pampering yourself can be as little as painting your nails and having a cup of tea! Valuing yourself is so important, and its so easy to do when you know how!

  2. Yes indeed, our lives nowadays are full and hectic. Living in Singapore, we have been used to the hectic lifestyle. Good to wind down once a while and take stock of our lives. For me, daily family devotions with my family and Sunday worship service in church keep me in check.

  3. I totally resonate with these self care tips as I work tirelessly 6 days per week. My favorite moment is to treat myself and often times, I would go for a foot massage. There’s a nearby outlet that I can pop by after work and the masseurs are great.

    They don’t use gadgets, just their knuckles to trigger the points on your feet. It can be painful sometimes but the effect is quite good. I usually sleep very well after having the massage at night.

    1. Hi Cathy,

      I’m glad you take the time to treat yourself, however it may be! It’s so important to prevent stress, especially when working 6 days per week!

      Sophie

    1. Hi Clarine,
      Thanks for commenting 🙂 Feel free to subscribe from the link on the right side of my page if you want to read my future posts 🙂

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