This article was submitted to us by guest contributor Jennifer McGregor
A recent article by Energy Fitbox notes that busy people are the most likely to neglect self-care and suffer from burnout. As the world around you accelerates, it can be difficult to even think about slowing down. Fortunately, you can practice some well-needed self-care by making simple tweaks to your daily schedule, as opposed to adding more things to it. Let’s look at some ways you adjust the little things and reap big benefits.
Start Your Day the Right Way
You can do more with your mornings than dread the day ahead and rush through the house so you can be where you need to be. In fact, the author of this Thirteen Thoughts article extols the virtues of developing a self-care morning routine. If you can get out of bed at least 20 minutes earlier, it makes it easier to find time for activities that will calm your mind and get you ready for the day ahead. You can listen to an audiobook or a self-affirmation tape while getting ready. Meditation is also an excellent and relaxing way to start your day. It can help you focus on the activities ahead without feeling overwhelmed before you’ve even started. If all this seems too much to start with, you can try placing self-affirmation tips throughout the house in areas where you will see them. Putting them up will be the only thing that takes time, but reading positive or funny things to yourself first thing in the morning helps put you in a good mood.