6 Tips: For Daily Self-Care at Work
Self-Care, we’ve all heard the term, but how can it actually help you live a better life day to day? Practicing self-care can lead to a more intentional life, promoting a healthy relationship with yourself, physically, emotionally and mentally. It challenges you to look past the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and simply look within. Now let’s learn how we can bring our self-care routine to work:
- Drink water: A lot of it, every day. Drinking at least 60 ounces is good, but it’s better to drink ½ your body weight in ounces. Staying hydrated improves your sleep, concentration, and your mood.
- Get some fresh air: Spring has sprung, and we are finally kicking those winter blues. Anytime you are outside, whether you are simply walking into work, be intentional and pause to take a couple deep breathes of fresh air. Use your breaks to step outside.
- Move your body: Take time before or after work to move your body. Whether it’s going to the gym or taking your dog for a walk, getting exercise and raising your heart rate will positively impact your mental state as well as being good for you physically.
- Decorate your space: This may not be possible in all work environments, but if you have an office or desk, decorate the space you’re surrounded by. Fill it with things that make you happy, comfortable, and remind you of who you are.
- Listen to music: If this is possible at your job, pop in some headphones and listen to your favorite song or artist, this is always an instant mood booster.
- Positive self-talk: Believe in yourself, and don’t let negative thoughts control you. For every negative thought that pops into your head, think of a positive thought. “You can’t change what’s going on around you until you start changing what’s going on within you.”
It might seem simple, but when you start focusing on yourself more and being intentional with what you do throughout your day, good things come from it. Creating a positive mindset at your job is important and nourishing yourself while you’re at work creates a positive impact on yourself and those around you.