When you’re busy with every task that life throws at you – kids, work, errands… self-care is usually the last thing on the to-do list. The things meant to better yourself are the ones that get pushed off for weeks and weeks until they become obsolete. But self-care doesn’t have to be difficult or something that takes hours out of your day. That’s why we are sharing six self-care tips that you can practice every day that will take virtually no time out of your routine!
6 Self-Care Tips That Are an Easy Addition To Your Day
1. Start using an SPF
Find a moisturizer with an SPF from a brand you already love. SPF is crucial to keeping your skin looking young and glowy, and when you have a cream that includes it, you don’t even have to add an extra step to your skincare routine! Just put moisturizer on every morning, all year round, and you’ll be treating yourself in a new, simple way!
2. Wear blue light glasses
With all of the time spent on computers and cell phones nowadays it’s important to protect yourself from blue light. For writers, office workers, and influencers alike, wearing glasses that block blue light can help keep headaches and dry eyes at bay.
3. Set screen time limits
For the same reasons as above, it’s important to set screen time limits on your phone. These limits can remind you to put your phone away well before bed and stay off of social media after a few hours of scrolling a day. Staying off your phone at least an hour before you go to bed can help you sleep better at night and limiting your time on social media can free up your time to add more self-care practices into your life!
4. Move more
No matter what your day looks like, find opportunity to move as much as possible. Some easy additions to your day include taking the stairs up to your office instead of the elevator, going for two 15 minute walks instead of trying to make it to the gym for an hour, or playing a sport with your kids instead of watching a movie. These little changes can have a big impact on your health and are very doable when they are swapped with some of your other usual activities.
5. Make your shower routine meditative
It can be easy to hop in and out of the shower, again taking no time for yourself. However, a few small additions to slow down your shower routine can make it a moment you can enjoy. Start with dry-brushing your whole body before the shower, then use some essentials oil to help relax yourself and clear your sinuses (or whatever you may need!) in the shower, and finally finish your shower routine by using a calming lotion afterwards.
6. Journal every day
Taking a few minutes during any free time that you have during the day to write in a journal about things that make you happy, what you’re grateful for, or what you enjoyed doing that day can have a positive effect on your mental health. This can be as quick as taking three minutes to write down three things that made you happy today right before going to bed.