How to make time to love yourself and enjoy a self care sunday!
Do you care too often about others and too little about yourself? This is how you pamper the person who matters most to you on your self care sunday!
Always being there for others and neglecting your own needs – do you know that? Then it is high time to take care of yourself. Because only those who take good care of themselves can worry about others and master difficult times. So in order to avoid frustration, excessive demands, dissatisfaction and negative stress in the first place, it is essential to have a self care Sunday.
Plus, self-care is the only real key to happiness. Get started today with the following tips for a great self care Sunday:
1. Give yourself what you need
With self care, you take responsibility for yourself instead of depending on the love and care of other people. Take your time to think about what is really good for you and what makes your heart laugh.
Is it a specific sport, a place in nature, a happy meeting with friends or a creative activity? Make sure to meet your needs yourself as often as possible.
2. Allow yourself to retreat
If you feel the need to withdraw, do it too. A visit to the sauna or an extensive relaxation bath clears your head and relieves tension in the body. Pay attention to yourself while bathing with the right bath additive.
3. Take care of the body
Get back in touch with your body and take care of it. Because your body carries you through life. Give yourself gentle caresses with a nourishing body lotion and make sure that your skin is doing well on all parts of your body: including your face and hands. The skin is the mirror of our soul, so treat it with care.
The phrase “you are what you eat” is literally correct! Diet has an impact on our health and well-being, and even on our psyche.
4. Eat a healthy diet
A Spanish study of almost 9,000 subjects showed that fast food can not only make you fat and sick, but also promotes depression.
Conversely, a balanced diet has a positive effect on mood. Make sure you consume a good balance between healthy carbohydrates such as those from whole grain products, protein from poultry, fish or pulses, and healthy fats.
Eat fresh fruit and vegetables several times a day and supply your brain and nerve cells with “brain food” and “mood food” every day. This refers to certain foods that stimulate the body to release happiness hormones and thus improve mood.
These include nuts, seeds, bananas, pineapples, berries, dark chocolate or salmon. Also spices like ginger,
5. Meditation – well-tried technique with many advantages
Meditating is difficult for many people because it requires full concentration for the moment. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated. You don’t need anything that you don’t have.
All you need is a quiet place and focus your attention. If you need help practicing meditation, download apps on your phone that can help you with this. Meditation has a lot of benefits:
- Promotes emotional health
- Helps with self-awareness
- Generates friendliness
- Helps control anxiety
- Reduces stress
- Has a calming effect
6. Keep moving
Those who have not pulled themselves up to exercise enough up to now can now discover the many advantages of exercise for self-care.
Those who do sport and stay active take responsibility for their own health. Athletes get sick less often, are more resistant to stress and tend to be more self-confident.
In addition, a long-term study by the Institute for Technology in Karlsruhe has shown that athletic people are ten years younger in terms of their motor skills than those who don’t exercise.
Whether running, biking, dancing, fitness center or volleyball – you will find a sport that makes you happy. Here we go!
7. Take your time to read
A good book can open the mind and also be instructive. It can also lighten your mood and help you relax after a long day.
Try instead of picking up a book on your cell phone and reading a chapter or two. You will be surprised how much calmer you feel afterwards.
Pick a book that you enjoy learning with, or a novel that you can really immerse yourself in before dinner – the main thing is that you read something that gives you pleasure. You can also try and start a journal where you can record your Sundays feelings and vibes.
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8. Make sleep a part of your self-care sunday
Sleep can have a huge impact on how you feel, both emotionally and physically. Not getting enough can even cause serious health problems. But stress and other distractions can destroy our sleep.
What do you do? Do you make sleep a part of your self care Sunday? First, think about your sunday nightly routine. Do you eat or drink right before bed? If so, it’s especially important to stay away from caffeine and sugars, which tend to keep you awake.
Relieving stress is also key. If you have work-related stress, think about the best ways to calm down after a busy day or to relax more while you work. You can talk to your employer about ways to reduce your workload or resolve a disagreement with a colleague.
Next you should make sure your bedroom is the best place for you to be well Rem sleep. It should be free from distractions (like TV, laptop, cell phone, etc.). And make sure you have room blackout curtains so the sun doesn’t wake you up too early in the morning.
9. Take care of yourself by organizing yourself
Organizing yourself is often the first step in becoming healthier as it can help you figure out exactly what to do to take better care of yourself.
A small change, like keeping a planner or calendar in the refrigerator, can help you write down all of your responsibilities and deadlines while organizing your life a little better at the same time.
You can also set up an area to keep keys, purses, backpacks, briefcases, and coats and make sure they are ready for the next day.
I hope you’ve learnt a thing or two on how to have a great self care Sunday.