I’m not one for splurging myself with massages and nail appointments like many women. Sometimes taking care of yourself seems like hard work. However, self-care doesn’t mean you have to pamper yourself physically. You may find the self-care you really need is what helps you emotionally and mentally to reduce your anxiety. Here are some simple self-care tips you can try.
Self-Care Tips to Reduce Your Anxiety
I came across an article regarding the daily habits of highly successful people. Nearly all of the daily habits were self-care tips. I thought this was quite astonishing. Every successful person listed something they did for themselves and as a result helped them become successful.
Self-care can mean something completely different from one person to another. Hopefully, you can find something on this list that resonates with you and you are able to practice on a daily or weekly basis. One thing to notice is that self-care has to be consistent in order for it to really have lasting effects on you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
CONNECT WITH A PERSON YOU TRUST
Connect with a person you trust who won’t devalue your thoughts and emotions. It can be a friend, family member, therapist, or anyone that can hold secrets and won’t judge you. Take the extra effort to meet them for coffee or tea or a simple phone call will suffice. Try to schedule a weekly meeting with them. When you have someone you can count on to speak to, you’ll know you’ll get some sound advice when bad situations come up and it’ll be less stressful on you as time passes.
HAVE QUIET TIME BEFORE ANYONE WAKES UP
This is an absolute must for me. Before the kids or my husband wakes up, I need to have quiet time to pray, meditate, and journal. When I don’t do this I find myself depressed or unsettled for the day. It truly makes a difference to set the day up for positivity.
READ A BOOK FOR PLEASURE
Read something that you’re passionate about or something completely new. Maybe it’s not related to your work or business. When you learn something new it can be refreshing. Read a chapter or a few paragraphs daily.
WRITE DOWN ONE THING YOU’LL GET DONE FOR THE DAY
Many people love the satisfaction of deleting or crossing off items on a to-do list, myself included. Sometimes a to-do list can be a bit overwhelming especially when there are 10 items listed for the day. Get one big thing done for the day and if you’re having a bad day you can say you’ve accomplished something. Some days this is the best way to take care of yourself.
CREATE A MUSIC PLAYLIST
Music is an incredible gift. It can uplift your soul and encourage you to move forward. Create a music playlist in Spotify or YouTube. Keep it simple.
These are my favorite Spotify playlists when I need encouragement to frame my state of mind that I have a purpose in this world or just to get some energy flowing. I have an eclectic taste for music from rap, gospel, to salsa so you may or may not like them. Create your own playlist. It’s a simple self-care item.
You may want to check out this song, which supposedly reduces anxiety up to 65%.
Are you going to start these self-care tips?
Don’t let yourself get burned out. If you can’t find someone to talk to and you’re feeling depressed. Please call one of the resources below:
I understand how hard life can be. Don’t let yourself slip into a dark place. Use these simple self-care tips to keep positive and motivated in life.