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Friday, 11 October 2019

Self Care: Better Ways to Take Care of Yourself

{Ad} It is so important to make sure that you take good care of your body and your mind, each and every day. It is important not just to make sure that you get sick, but you can learn how to eat right, learn how to reduce stress, and making sure that you exercise regularly, as well as giving yourself time out when you need it. These are the basics of self-care, and it can help to keep you healthy and happy, as well as resilient.




Why Do We Often Fail at Self-Care?

Being able to practice some self-care isn’t always something that is easy. Many of us have busy lives and stressful jobs, and as a result, it can be hard to make time for ourselves. It can mean that ‘me’ time is often pushed back or forgotten about altogether. In fact, many of us can feel guilty about taking some time out for ourselves, which means that we put it off even more. But it isn’t something that is selfish at all, as it can improve all aspects of your life, so helps those around you too. Self-care can be a challenge, but here are some tips to think about so that you can get started with self-care.

Take care by taking care of your gut

Your gut health has a much bigger impact on your overall health than you might first imagine. Good gut health can really have an impact on your health, well-being, and energy levels. Predominantly the things that you are eating and drinking play a part in good gut health as they can either damage or help the bacteria that live in your gut. Then you either get a good result, or a negative outcome. When you have an unhappy gut it can lead to ill health in a number of ways, so it does need to be included in self-care.

There are lots of things to be wary of, though, as there is a lot of information out there that isn’t correct when it comes to things like gut health, and other general health. For instance, we hear a lot about CBD oils for health, but there are some that still ask is CBD toxic for the liver? So make sure that you are doing your research as to what really makes a difference to your gut health, as well as your overall health.

Make sleep part of your self-care routine

Sleep can have a really large impact on how you feel, both physically and emotionally. And when you don’t get enough sleep, then it does play a part in all aspects of your health. You can even get some pretty major health issues because of a lack of sleep. So why do you need to make sleep part of your self-care routine? If you think about your nightly routine, then are you eating something or drinking something before you go to bed? If you are, these things could be keeping you awake, especially anything with sugar or caffeine. Making sure that you take steps to deal with stress (as it can’t always be reduced) can be a really important step too. This could be going to the gym, yoga, or just talking to a friend to let it all out.

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