Being kind to yourself is soooo important. Especially if you are a caregiver to children, parents or other family members, you NEED to take care of yourself, because if you aren’t keeping yourself healthy, you will be less effective in caring for others! I know it can be hard to carve out time for self-care, so here are some really great self care tips that only take a few minutes, and will do wonders for your health and well-being. Give them a try – you deserve it and you are worth it!
Do a morning mini-workout. I created my Wake Up Workouts in part to help busy people start the day on a positive, healthy foot. These free workouts are just five minutes, and will help you get your blood flowing, get your head in a positive space, and really make a difference in your outlook for the day. Set your alarm for five minutes earlier every day next week and give them a try – no equipment required, just hop out of bed and give them a go! Check out my April Wake Up Workout – it includes links to previous Wake Up Workouts I have done!
Stay hydrated. It’s so easy to forget to drink enough water, yet it is so important for our health. I highly recommend buying a reusable water bottle and keeping it with you all day so it makes sipping simple. If that doesn’t work for you, make sure to start the day with a big glass of water, and drink a glass every time you use the bathroom. Staying hydrated helps to stave off headaches, helps keep you alert, and can even cut down on mindless snacking. All win-wins!
Keep your energy up through healthy food choices. It can be as simple as eating smaller portions at meals, or choosing healthy snacks for between-meal pick ups. Get more tips on healthy eating suggestions.
Take a break every hour to stretch and move. It will help you re-focus your mind, and help keep stress and tension from building up. My Fidget-Cisors are a GREAT way to get in a little targeted toning in just under one minute, and my Tension Tamers can help you ease tension and stress – give them a try on my YouTube channel (and subscribe so you are automatically updated when new videos are available!!).
I hope these tips help you to make self care part of your routine! Remember I am here to help, a membership to DeniseAustin.com includes motivational tips and encouragement, plus a wonderful community of people to lend an ear… try your free trial and see if it’s right for you!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,