Self Care Practices To Boost Your Body And Soul

Lady sat on a beack taking time out for herself and practicing self care for her body and soul

Sometimes we feel just plain battered. We run on coffee and junk food, we stress over rent, utility bills, work, family, relationships, and then all the high tension and chaos that’s running through our minds simply exhaust us.

We burn out.

Just like that, we stop caring as much as we used to, we stop enjoying the things that were previously the high point of our lives.

Modern day living is fast-paced, it’s exciting, but it’s also tiring. It’s easy for a person to feel weak and uninspired, but luckily you don’t have to feel lost all of the time. Certain practices can help boost your energy and renew your joy for living, so if you’re a weary soul who wants to feel better in their own skin, here are some things that can help.

Spend Some Time Away From Tech

If there’s one thing that we’d recommend for those who feel completely burned out, it’s spending time in nature. It may sound like a cliché, but going on a little camping trip can be utterly rejuvenating. Why? Because there is no social media, there are no expectations, you don’t have to look glamorous and prim, and you don’t have to listen to a constant slew of complaints. Instead of people talking over each other and competing, you get to hear silence. Instead of bright light from your phone screen, you get to see greenery.

Leave your phone at home, leave all the tech behind you, and go away for a while. It can be a few days as you enjoy sleeping in your camping tent, but it can also be for a few hours while you hike through the woods, or have a picnic in nature. Go either alone, or go with someone that knows how to enjoy being silent with you. Spending time away from technology also gives us a reality check: you’ll realise that there’s a whole world out there that couldn’t care less about what’s popular on social media.

Get A Massage

Massages are mostly about relaxation, but they’re also pretty good for your health. Not only can they relieve anxiety, but they’re also like a balm for sore muscles and achy limbs, they can improve circulation, and even help with headaches. It’s one of the muscle relaxation practices that really work and can help you de-stress after a long week at work.

Try Meditation

Meditation makes us slow down and finally observe events without pressure. If you’re a beginner, you can try guided meditation and let someone’s soothing voice relax you and tell you exactly what to do. Do this for fifteen minutes every day and you’ll soon start feeling all the benefits.

Exercise With Passion

Exercising is essential for your health, but it’s one of the things that definitely shouldn’t feel like a chore. To really improve your health and rejuvenate your body, you should pick the kind of workout that you really like and get passionate about it. Maybe it’s yoga, or maybe it’s martial arts, or maybe it’s rock climbing – anything works. Find friends that love it as well and chat about your new obsession. Take pictures of yourself to track progress, find new ways to get better, and allow yourself to enjoy the whole process, not just the end goal.

Why not create a cute outfit to inspire you to exercise regularly? After all, millennial superstars like Gigi Hadid have created a whole lifestyle out of fitness by wearing fun athleisure outfits. Grab some sleek yoga pants and a pair of fun Adidas sneakers, slip on a sexy crop top, and really enjoy the athletic life. You’re not really dressing up for the gym, you’re dressing up for yourself, you’re creating a positive mindset that will help you stay motivated and find more enjoyment in exercising. And that, pretty much, is the whole point.

Cook Something Nice

It feels so damn good to cook something healthy and know you’ve had a day of clean eating where you don’t need to feel guilty about anything you consumed. If you can, do some meal prep and create a huge batch of healthy food that you can eat throughout the whole week instead of relying on the vending machine at work or junk to get you through the hunger pangs. Here are some recipes that are easy to make, yet totally nutritious.

Spend Time Around Positive People

Whiny, negative people leech off your energy. While everyone has a bad day and helping a friend in need feel better can help you as well, spending time around those who always have a complaint or a mean comment to hand out is tiring at best. Surround yourself with people who want to do good and who are quick to smile and treat everyone kindly.

And most of all, laugh. Go out with your friends and joke around, or watch a funny movie and talk nonsense with your family. Laughter soothes like nothing else, so let it remind you of all the good things in life.

Sophia Smith is Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about organic beauty products, yoga and healthy lifestyle. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and lifestyle related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life and Ripped.

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