Not everybody can cancel everything and swipe their card for an expensive spa day to forget about their troubles or problems.
So what are some practical ways you can improve yourself and your quality of life without breaking the bank? We have you covered with small adjustments and ideas for your daily routine that are easy to follow.
Here are six ways to practice self-care in the New Year:
Take A Hike
We spend so much of our time indoors, on the couch and in the car, it’s a wonder we look at our surroundings at all. So to give yourself a boost, a great solution is to submerge yourself in the great outdoors.
Be Your Own Best Friend
If you want to be a kind friend to yourself, you can be your companion. Take yourself to dinner, a theater performance, a movie, or a show.
Make A Furry Friend
Don’t have time to adapt your won furry critter or can’t have them in your place? You can still give your serotonin levels a boost by carving out some time volunteering at a local shelter.
Turn Off The Screens
You can’t recharge yourself if you are forever sucked into a glowing screen. Continually looking at tech gadgets can be bad for both your physical and mental health.
Create A Community
To have a piece of mind, one needs to find one tribe. That means finding a real community, whether this means branching out by going to Meetups, volunteering, finding a crafting buddy to get artsy with, or taking classes to get your education on.
Laugh It Out
Take time out for a comedy movie marathon or take in a night of improv. Even reminiscing with friends about the silly things you did when you were young and foolish (only just last year!) can help relieve stress and reset your brain chemicals.