Self care starter tips

Jun 4, 2019

Darwin based Renée – Your Natural Hairstylist and Nadine from Nature’s Flow offer wonderful self-care tips with locals at their respective stall and weekly yoga class at Malak Marketplace.

So it’s all well and good to say ‘go on, indulge in a little self-care’, but it’s a bigger task than just going for a manicure. What does it actually mean to self-care on an ongoing basis? For one things, it’s so much more than the physical things we do. At its core, it’s about the way we think about ourselves and the way we treat ourselves too.

Even then, it can still be hard to know where to start. Experts share self-care pointers for everything from snoozing more to spending time with the right people. Whether they suit you on a daily basis or you commit to these ideals once a month, why not make it a priority to add them to your routine, to help yourself feel better, whenever you need too?

Easy self care starters

Here are a few ideas to get started:

  • Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. We often wake up after a night’s sleep slightly dehydrated, which often means starting your day off not feeling the best.
  • No matter how bad your day is we all have something to be grateful for—a home, a car, vision, two legs, etc. What you’re grateful for can help put things into perspective—and not put so much emphasis on the stressors you might also be dealing with.
  • Eating healthy, fresh foods sounds easy enough until, well, life happens. Scheduling solid, healthy meals comes into play. By pre-planning your meals you can often eliminate the impulse, ‘pressed for time’ purchases that you regret later.
  • Try a new yoga class! A little bit of adaptability goes a long way, especially when it comes to fitness. Burnout and injury happen, and a willingness to change up your workouts makes it feel less stifling and maybe even more exciting.
  • Listen to yourself and remember to be kind to yourself too. Find the right self-care for you. For some people it’s massage, other’s meditation while using their favourite essential oils, some like to simply go for a walk down at the beach.

Find the self-care / stress reliever that’s right for you.

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