10 self-care habits for autumn. why self-care? why is it important to make room and take time to care for ourselves? the past eighteen months were stress-filled days when far too many of us were isolated and/or binge-watching the news. it’s easy to stop caring about yourself when the news is negative. what’s the point? when that happens it’s all too easy to become critical which is linked to depression, anxiety, and body dissatisfaction. listen to your next conversation with your girlfriends. are there any statements about weight? or guilt about food choices? anyone has to get back on the wagon whether it’s exercise or a diet? there is far too much emphasis on how women look and not enough about their mental and physical health. ladies, no outfit will ever look good if we don’t feel good on the inside. maybe that’s why we’re always on the search for posts that tell us how to “hide ten pounds” instead of looking for ways “to create a healthy body.”
health and wellness are key components of a happy life. health looks after our physical self with nutritious food choices, eight hours of sleep, and regular exercise. wellness will focus on the little things in life like a daily walk, afternoon tea, reading a good book, or drawing a hot bath, which all boost our mental health. if we want to age with grace, strength, and beauty, self-care needs to be incorporated into our lives to live our best lives at 50 and beyond. when we focus on health and wellness we create a well-balanced life. when we show ourselves compassion then we’re able to be compassionate with others.
when we feel our best both mentally and physically, it’s easier to handle stress and spread the love. when the seasons change it’s a good time to incorporate 10 self-care habits for autumn.
stay hydrated. hydration is crucial to our overall health. it keeps our body temperature regulated, our joints lubricated, delivers nutrients to our cells, hydrates our skin, and improves our cognitive skills.
add fresh flowers to your home. flowers reduce stress and improve your mood. it’s been proven.
happy Wednesday, ladies. time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.