It can be so hard to find the time to look after yourself these days. Whether it is the daily commute grinding you down – or you’re being pulled this way and that by family commitments and your work schedule! No worries – because that’s where this little self care guide comes in! Below are 5 easy self care rituals to help you to take care of yourself today.
Research into the benefits of fresh air and sunlight shows that just a short stroll outside can improve your energy, mood and ability to sleep well each night.
While a sunny, crisp day in a beautiful setting is always going to be the ideal, any walk and any fresh air is going to make a difference to both your body and your mind.
Take in the sights and sounds around you or just mull over your day. The fresh air helps to bring everything into perspective.
We all know that eating well and exercising regularly are the keys to a happy and healthy body and mind. If you are struggling to make time for these things, then take a moment to focus on your supplements.
There are a huge range out there to give you a much-needed boost, whether that be from an online pharmacy or in store.
Here are some of the supplements I recommend most – especially if you’re feeling stressed.
We all have those friends in our lives that will perk us up and make us smile. Connecting with others is one of the most powerful ways that you can spend a few moments of your time.
So go grab that coffee or just give a friend a call. It can really lift you and make you feel like you have taken a break – no matter how short on time you are.
Try one of my simple and effective 2 minute sensory meditations – from my book Instant Calm!
I share a range of easy one-pointed meditations – where you focus on one of your 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste) for 2 minutes – in a way that calms you and grounds you.
These tools are recommended by doctors, psychiatrists, therapists, yoga teachers etc – and are sometimes referred to as “grounding tools” because they help you to feel more grounded.
Learn more here!
We all have one go-to self care ritual – and it’s different for us all.
Is yours dancing around your kitchen? Getting sweaty on your bike? Curling up with a good book? Perhaps you sing your heart out to your favorite musical or soak in a deep bubble bath? Or maybe it’s lounging on the couch with the latest blockbuster or Netflix hit?
Whatever it is, make the time to indulge in it whenever you can! It is good for the soul to do something that you love… just because.
Need more support to feel calmer, more focused, happier? Check out all the science-based and easy-to-do 2-minute meditations in Instant Calm,
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.