Taking time to look after yourself is an essential part of everyday life and one thing that really should be prioritised. This time of year can prove to be hard to remember to look after both your mental and physical health. The combination of colder weather and shorter darker days can really affect your mental health, with some people struggling just getting through their everyday routine.
Adding small acts of self-care into your daily routine can really help to boost your mind and body, especially now we are heading towards Autumn and Winter. If you are looking for some ways to look after yourself this month, here are my top favourite self-care ideas.
With the evenings getting darker earlier, it sometimes can feel hard to make sure you get some fresh air every day. Take just 10 minutes away from your desk during your lunch break and get outside for a walk. Even a short burst of 10 minutes can help to reduce stress and anxiety and help you to be more present in the moment.
Carve Out Some ‘Me’ Time
Make sure you make some time each week just for yourself and do something you enjoy. That could be anything from reading one of your favourite books, cooking or baking, or even trying that new hobby you have always wanted to learn. Taking just a small amount of time each week just for yourself will help you to feel more positive and less anxious.
Staying hydrated during the colder months of the year is just as important as it is during the summer. Keeping hydrated by drinking water can really help to boost your focus and energy levels. Not only that, but during the colder months, your skin can become dry and dehydrated and will be crying out for extra moisture and hydration, so keeping hydrated really is super important.
Being active during the winter months can sometimes feel just like too much effort. Who wants to go out for a run on a dark and cold night? But, exercise in some form can really help boost your mood and give you a much-needed burst of feel-good endorphins. If you are not a natural gym bunny, maybe try something else like swimming or one of the many fitness classes that are available.
A very big part of self-care and looking after yourself both mentally and physically is relaxation. As I like to say feeling good starts with a little therapy, so let me put a little sparkle back into your life with one of my relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. Why not book in for my Lava Shell Body Massage and drift into total relaxation as the warm tiger shell clams glide smoothly over your skin, leaving you feeling stress free, relaxed and rejuvenated – the perfect way to indulge yourself with some self-care.
Making self-care a priority all year round is important but taking that extra bit of time just for yourself during the Autumn and Winter is essential. Finding ways to unwind and relax can help boost not only your physical health, but your mental health too. If you are looking for some real self-care contact me today and book in for one of my relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.