I have recently spoke about starting to practice self-care for the mind and decided to share how you can start doing the same for your body. The practices that I share may not work for everybody but work for me.
A lot of people I know don’t actually drink a lot of water, some days they don’t drink any at all. They tend to live on coffee, tea or fizzy drinks. I used to be the same until my job meant that I was only allowed water in the classroom. I’ve now started drink 3 or 4 bottles of water throughout the day and that is not including with my breakfast or the glass I have on an evening. Water really does help to wash out the body and help take away nasty toxins from the skin to make your skin hydrated and clear.
I always used to laugh at the thought of doing yoga but it is something that I discovered helps prevent myself from having panic attacks. At the same time as looking after the mind, it is great physically. You never think yoga is something that would make you strong but it is a lot harder than you would think it is. The positions you get in for yoga really does push your body and shows you what your body is capable of doing.
Do A Quick Workout!
People tend to hate that phrase but it really is something that helps the body. Even a quick 15 minutes a day. Whether is is yoga, the gym, hiit or just a walk. Exercise can take a lot of tension away from the body and the mind. There is no better feeling than after a workout and feeling like you have achieved something. It really does push your body and help to keep it healthy.
Have A Bath!
This is my favourite. There is nothing better than running that hot tap, adding some bubbles and oils, and lying down in the tub. This gives your body the time out that it need. Keeps it nice and relaxed whilst also giving the muscles time to repair. Even if you do not workout or have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you muscles need to repair. Having oils in your bath will also add moisture to the skin and help fade any marks. This won’t just help with your body but will also make you feel better in yourself.
This doesn’t mean that you have to go on a long walk or go to the park. Going outside in the sun can really help you. I know somebody who does not get enough sun (10-15 mins a day) and has ended up on tablets because she is not getting the correct vitamins in her body which has also had an impact on her mental health. Whereas if she just goes outside for 10 minutes a day she would not need to. This can be as simple as having your breakfast outside on a morning or even just a cup of tea. Taking the dog out for a quick walk. It is so easy to get outside for 10 minutes a day that nobody should have to go on medication for it.