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Make the Most of Your Time at Home: Self-Care Tips and Ideas

Mother and Daughter Practicing Yoga in Their Magnolia HomeIf you are currently stuck at home, you may be struggling to keep those cooped up feelings at bay. More so if staying at home is a significant change from your previous routine, you may be resorting to unhealthy habits. There is, however, another way. The idea is to make the most of your time at home by creating a daily self-care routine rather than focusing on the things you are no longer able to do. Many routines can be considered self-care. Here are a few tips and ideas from experts.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Nothing is better for your physical and emotional well-being than a good night’s sleep. If you are having a hard time sleeping, try creating a different evening routine. Engaging in relaxing activities like walking or yoga is a good routine to develop before going to bed at night. Avoid eating or drinking anything with caffeine or sugar in it. Map out a sleeping space that is far from any distractions. Transfer the television and cell phone out of the bedroom, and make the room as dark as you can. And, fall asleep at the same time every night and get up at the same time — day in, day out. Don’t rush the process. Keep it consistent. And, as your body adjusts, you will see improvements in your sleep.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Spending too much time at home may increase unhealthy snacking, whether from boredom, stress, or other causes. Taking care of your health and making sure it’s in good condition is equal to taking care of your self. Stick to a healthy diet. Choose foods that promote good metabolism and have a positive impact on your health. Green leafy vegetables, fish, nuts, blueberries, and the like. And, don’t neglect drinking plenty of water.

Do Something Active Every Day

Let’s face it: exercise is good for us. However, staying active during isolation is not just about punishing workouts or losing weight. To maintain your daily self-care routine, do something that will challenge you to do more with your day. Something you can consider is taking a walk or riding a bike. If you prefer staying inside, you can dance to exercise music, clean the house, and play active video games – specifically the ones that require motion sensors! Staying active will lead to you staying healthy — not just physically, but emotionally, and mentally. Don’t let staying at home hinder you from pursuing what’s good for yourself.

Do Something Creative

Engaging in creative activities can be very rewarding in a great self-care routine, especially when done as a break from the more routine tasks of life. Creativity can be expressed in different ways. Others may enjoy painting, drawing, or creative writing. You may opt for crafts, sewing, or gardening. Choose what you want, for as long as you enjoy doing it! Even designing future projects or rearranging furniture counts. It all depends on what you want to do. Just make sure you end up taking on something you genuinely enjoy doing.

Set Realistic Goals

Don’t overextend yourself, though. It isn’t self-care when you’re being too hard on yourself. You can be productive one step at a time, even if staying at home has disrupted your normal routines of productivity. So, the key is being realistic. Accomplish what you can within a given day, and don’t bite off more than you can chew. Go with easy tasks first, and then set realistic goals to keep you motivated.

Ultimately, it’s important to make good self-care practices a priority, especially when you are staying at home. Schedule self-care activities as if it were an important business meeting, and guard that time well. Thereby, you can maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind.

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