7 Ways to Practice Self-Care
Self-care is no longer a luxury that only a few can afford to do. Self-care is essential in these days where more and more adults are reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. Continue reading to learn more about our favorite self-care practices.
Self-care is the act of doing things for yourself that will help you be healthy, happy, and productive. Self-care looks different for everyone. For some people, going to the gym helps them feel like their best self. For others, this is accomplished through pampering or throwing themselves into a hobby.
However, a lot of people do not practice self-care because they don’t know where to start. If you are one of these people, don’t worry! We have compiled a list of the top seven ways to practice self-care.
Writing down everything you need to do in a day can really help to organize your day and help you become more productive. Marking things off that you accomplish can also help keep you focused and determined.
GO OUTSIDE AND PRACTICE GROUNDING
Going outside and connecting with the earth’s surface electrons is referred to as grounding. Grounding can have many physiological effects, including better sleep, decreased fatigue, and reduced pain. (1) Grounding can be a very simple way to practice self-care but can be harder for those who live in colder climates or larger cities. Synergy Science™ offers a solution: Holding the Qi Shield™ around the copper center, for one minute a day will give you similar results as grounding.
HAVE A REGULAR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
When your skin looks good, you feel better about yourself and receive a boost of confidence. Practicing regular skin care is a great way to ensure your skin stays in good condition. According to the Skin Center of South Miami, “An effective routine can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, and help keep your skin looking its best.” (2)
What you use in your skin care routine depends on your skin and personal preference. However, we do recommend incorporating acid water. Acid water is water with a pH lower than seven, and it helps protect the inherent genetic makeup of your skin. (3) Using acid water in your skin care routine can help smooth skin, improve overall skin glow, and improve skin conditions.
KEEP A JOURNAL
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, journaling is a good way to manage your mental health. (4)
Journaling can help with:
We all have some sort of stressors in our lives. Journaling can be a great way to document the things that we may be stressing about and then let them go. We recommend journaling before bed. Get all your thoughts out and make room for more important things tomorrow.
DO A DIGITAL DETOX
Did you know that the average person spends up to three hours and 15 minutes on their phone a day? (5) That much screen time is not good for your physical or mental health. Disconnecting from your phone for a few hours or even a whole day can help clear your mind of the ever-present events going on around you. It may also help give our bodies a break from harmful electromagnetic frequencies that are constantly entering our bodies.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Water is essential for your body to function properly. Without proper hydration, you may feel foggy, lethargic, and thirsty. Staying hydrated, specifically with hydrogen water, can help increase your cognitive function, energy levels, and even your immune function.
The perfect amount of water for your body depends on a lot of factors like exercise and environment. But it is recommended that men drink 3.7 liters (15.5 cups) and women drink 2.7 liters (11.5 cups) per day.
TRY POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
Positive affirmations are phrases or statements you repeat to yourself to help combat negative thoughts or feelings. Positive affirmations are backed by the scientific theory of self-affirmation, which is the idea that “we can maintain our self-integrity by telling ourselves (or affirming) what we believe in positive ways.” (6)
Try these positive affirmations:
- My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil.
- I deserve time to recharge.
- My possibilities are endless.
- I will not worry about things I cannot control.
- It’s a beautiful day to go after my dreams.
It’s important to remember that everyone practices self-care differently. The list above may not include the way you best rejuvenate yourself. But self-care, especially in this day and age, is critical because a happier you is a healthier you.