Whether you are watching a Tik Tok video or simply reading the news, you will find some self-care regime being discussed. In fact, according to Google Trends, the number of “self-care” searches in Canada has almost doubled since 2020. So, if you think the topic of self-care is everywhere, you are not wrong.
As we all know, the uncertainty of COVID-19 caused stress and anxiety levels to increase across the country dramatically. Government-mandated lockdowns put a magnifying glass on our mental health and how we take care of ourselves. Self-care is not new. We all know we need to take care of ourselves to survive. But, when life gets crazy, and you feel like you are drowning with the incoming waves, how can you care for yourself? How do you show yourself the love and compassion you show others?
If you are struggling to find answers to these questions, then this blog post is for you. This blog post is meant to be a tool to help you take care of your mind, soul and heart, so you have the resources you need to weather the storm of life.
How can you take care of yourself when life gets crazy? Here are some tips that will help you.
When talking about self-care, the basics like sleeping, eating, brushing your teeth and showering are the non-negotiables. The basics are the blocks needed to build a solid foundation that will anchor you during times of difficulty. We all know that when sleep goes out the window, your irritability goes up, and you end up making an already difficult situation worse. When you make the basics non-negotiables, you give your body and mind a chance to rest while building the energy you need to take on the world.
When you lack predictability in your life, and you feel like you are barely keeping your head above the water, a routine may be your new best friend. A routine provides you with certainty as you have predictable scenarios that allow your mind to understand what will happen next. Creating a routine also helps you analyze your current habits and incorporate new healthy habits to propel you towards your goal. The idea here is for your healthy routine to become second nature, so taking care of yourself does not stop being a priority.
Emotions can be challenging to navigate. Feelings like fear, sadness, grief, and anxiety can be so overwhelming that it seems easier to ignore them. In reality, when we dismiss what we are feeling, the emotions become stronger until they get your attention. Journaling is one of the most effective ways to deal with your feelings on a day-to-day basis. It is a safe place for you to confess your struggles and fear without judgment. Journaling is meant to be easy. It does not have to follow a format or a specific structure, let your thoughts flow, and you will instantly notice a sense of relief. When you make journaling a part of everyday life, you can begin to see its benefits. You will start to know yourself better and feel less overwhelmed with your emotions.
As we all know, exercise plays a vital role in maintaining your overall health. It is not a myth that exercise will improve your cardiovascular endurance, maintain healthy muscles, boost your mood, and increase your energy levels. Daily movement is a must in our books if you are trying to take care of yourself. It can be as simple as going for a walk, booking a workout class or playing your favourite sport. The secret here is to find reasons to get your body moving.
As a teeth whitening clinic, taking care of our physical appearance is essential for our self-care. With a beauty routine, we look our best and feel our best. And when we feel our best, we have the confidence to step out into the world and accomplish great things. A beauty routine may be frivolous to some. For us, it is a nudge to prioritize ourselves. It is a reminder that our needs and wants matter.
Having a beauty routine can look like taking 10 minutes to do your makeup every day, booking an appointment to get your teeth whitened, or simply wearing that outfit that makes you feel like a rockstar. The goal of a beauty routine is to find something that fills your cup and makes you feel your best.
At UltraWhite Clinic, we believe that a smile has the power to increase your confidence. Today, take the time to book an appointment that will immediately change your mood and make you smile! You will not regret it!