With the pressure and stress of study, work or family, it’s easy to burnout and lose sight of taking care of yourself. Here are 5 daily wellness practises that can help boost your mental and physical well-being, paving the path for you to become the best version of yourself. These are so simple and you can start applying these today to begin building positive and productive habits.
By reflecting and being mindfully conscious of the silver linings in every situation, you can learn to fully appreciate your life even when things don’t go to plan. This helps you see things in perspective and approach obstacles or shortcomings with more positivity and comprehension.
Incorporate micro habits in your morning
This helps establish a routine to boost your day and set yourself up for productivity and success. Easy micro habits to start adopting could be something as simple as always making your bed and drinking 2 cups of water first thing every morning.
Reduce your screen time
Prolonged screen time on electronic devices has been found to increase the risk of diseases like obesity, diabetes and also lead to sleep and eyesight problems. Start tracking your digital usage and progressively limit unproductive screen time each week (we’re talking about those binge-worthy apps where the hours fly by and you always feel guilty when you notice the time).
Go for a walk
This is especially helpful if you work indoors all day. Studies show that cardiovascular exercise was found to increase well-being and decrease psychological distress, perceived stress, and emotional exhaustion. Stepping away from your workspace allows your mind to take the break it deserves and focus on a new environment. This can help recharge your productivity and creative flow.
Whether it’s a relaxing bath at home, getting a massage or your nails done, it’s important to take time to indulge yourself. It’s time to drop the guilt associated with taking a break dedicated solely to yourself because this allows you to recharge. Even having a daily skincare routine can be adopted as part of your self-care ritual, as it can be a time for you to unwind and focus on yourself.
It’s so crucial to dedicate time to step back and consciously apply wellness practices throughout the day to help you reach your fullest potential. Habits generally take around 1 week to 1 month to form but these 5 practises are simple steps you can start applying immediately to help boost your productivity, focus and overall well-being.