Why You Need to Prioritize Self-Care In Your Everyday Life

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This past year has been a stressful and challenging time for many of us. Since April was National Stress Less Month, we figured we would continue the live-healthier momentum into May! It's essential to bring attention to self-care and how it can positively impact your everyday life in a myriad of ways. Remember, taking time for yourself is never selfish; it's mandatory for your body and personal needs. There are many ways to care for yourself that are easy but often forgotten in our busy lives. 

Pro-Model and Talent Management wants to share a few of our favorite self-care tips to implement into your everyday life!

Sleep schedule
The body needs rest to perform at its optimum level; it's essential to get enough sleep each night. Life is hectic, and it can be easy to fall into a chaotic schedule. Taking the time to plan out a new and healthy sleep schedule will benefit you instantly and quickly help get yourself back on the road to getting enough rest. Without a healthy sleep schedule, you will likely find yourself burnt out and not functioning optimally. Try starting this next week and get yourself back on track with a regular sleep schedule.

New hobbies 
Having the same schedule every day gets repetitive and mundane. Try to start at least one new hobby every month; take the time to begin something new and exciting! Trying something out of your comfort zone is the best way to gain new skills and build even more confidence in your day-to-day life.

Drink enough water
Even though this one might seem very obvious, staying hydrated is essential and creates a foundation for your well-being. To ensure that you are drinking enough water throughout the day, we recommend getting a water bottle like the one shown below to stay on track. 

Start a healthy diet
What you put into your body is what fuels you throughout the day. Keeping that in mind, ensure you are fueling your body correctly with a balanced variety of foods. There's an endless amount of excellent options to choose from at your local market and even healthy meal subscription services for those who want to avoid the crowds. Try looking up some new and unique meal ideas online, or even check out Pinterest for the latest recipes! 

Balance out alone time and time with others
Take time to do what makes you happy, whether by yourself or with friends and family. Alone time is crucial in your everyday schedule, but always remember to find a healthy balance between your alone time and your time with others. Everyone has a different middle ground, and that's okay. Just remember that whatever makes you happy is your standard.

Don't overwhelm yourself
Whether you're working from home, working in a office, or doing school work, never let your work overwhelm you during your workday. Taking breaks will give you time to relax and wind down for a little bit. While each person is different, it's essential to learn your limit, so you aren't wearing yourself out. Some people need multiple breaks during the day, and others might only need one or two. Do what your body is telling you to do instead of overwhelming yourself with constant work.

Off days are mandatory
The last and final tip is one never to forget! Having at least one off day a week gives you time to recharge and refuel accordingly.  Find a day that works best with your schedule and take time to relax or do something you love! Some ideas include taking a bath, putting on a face mask, reading a book/magazine, sitting outside and enjoying nature, napping, or even treating yourself to dinner. The options are countless, but regardless of what you chose, do what makes you feel relaxed and gives you enough time to recharge!

                                                                                                                        Written By: Emma Roberts

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