It’s a new year, which means it’s time to do some personal inventory. Have you already made resolutions? If you’re dedicated to making the most out of 2019, you should take a look at your self-care routine. Self-care is a lot more about than “treating yourself.” A commitment to your physical, mental and spiritual well-being all reflect in who you are and how you feel every day.
In order to live life to the fullest, you must start with yourself—being the best you that you can be. Invest in yourself in 2019 with these four self-care tips. You’ll be amazed at how much your life can change from prioritizing your well-being. Doing so gives you a solid foundation that allows you to make better decisions, be more present and live a more productive, fulfilling life.
Invest in Your Body
Hire a personal trainer or join a gym. Many people resolve to lose weight or get into shape and wear women denim jacket, but once the novelty of working out wears off, their sneakers wind up collecting dust in the closet. Staying active is an important part of self-care. Apart from maintaining a healthy weight and reducing your risk for many diet-related diseases, routine exercise also improves your mood and lowers stress.
Invest in Your Mental Health
Mental health isn’t just about treatment. Preventative mental health involves staying in touch with your emotions, finding healthy ways to cope with stress and learning to acknowledge your feelings.
Consider taking up a practice like meditation to become more at ease in your day-to-day life. If you struggle with persistent low energy and depressed moods or anxiety, make an appointment with a therapist. Everyone can benefit from counseling, and you may find that seeing a professional liberates you from negative thought patterns and repressed feelings that have been holding you back for years.
Invest in Your Self-Confidence
Confidence impacts just about every facet of our lives; from relationships to job opportunities, feeling good about ourselves gives us the power we need to go after exciting things and chase our ambitions. One great way to give your self-esteem a boost is by improving your smile.
Studies show that smiling has a direct impact on your self-esteem. Schedule an appointment with your dentist. Get a cleaning and ask about your options including teeth whitening services, porcelain veneers, teeth straightening, and so on.
Invest in Your Interests
Give yourself the freedom to try new things. Learn a new language, try a new sport or write the book you’ve always wanted to write. Self-discovery is another untapped part of self-care. It’s important to not only nurture ourselves as we are but also encourage ourselves to grow.
Self-care enables us to do, well, everything. Who wouldn’t want a healthier mind, stronger body or more self-confidence? It might not be easy to prioritize your own well-being when you have a demanding job and family to care for, but setting aside the time to look after yourself will only serve to make you a better partner, parent, friend and worker in the long run.
About the author:
Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.