Taking better care of our minds and bodies is something that we should all be striving for, but sometimes it is much easier said than done. This is especially true for extremely busy people who work hard on top of having families to take care of! Sometimes your self-care falls on the back burner regardless of how important you know it is. Usually, it’s because you have too many other responsibilities that you don’t feel like you have the proper time to take care of your own needs.
It’s a good thing to remember that the better you take care of yourself, the better equipped you will be to take care of others, including your loved ones! Another point to think about is that mental health is just as important as physical health. So, put everything down and prepare for a little “you” time.
Here are 5 tips for taking better care of yourself right now.
Try A Different Type Of Medicine
Rather than seeking out Western medicine for things that ail you, consider trying out naturopathic medicine. If you have tried seemingly everything but still don’t feel as happy or healthy as you should, this is a great route to go. There are many different types of naturopathic medicine out there so it would be smart of you to research any prescription your doctors prescribe you before you decide if they are best for you.
Acupuncture, cupping, physical therapy, talk therapy, kink therapy, plus anything else that many of us have been talking about forever and are only just now becoming a little more mainstream and/or socially acceptable. These are all types of medicine that may help you but that your insurance likely won’t cover. Give them a try anyway!
Get Enough Sleep
Getting an adequate amount of sleep will make you look and feel better physically. It will also help to improve your energy levels and mental space. One of the biggest issues, especially for busy, working parents, is that they don’t get enough sleep.
The problem with this is that even though fatigue may feel manageable for a little while – but over time you’ll be swift to realize that it’s not sustainable. Do what you can to get extra sleep whether that means hiring a nanny, getting a remote job, or moving closer to your parents.
Drink More Water
No matter how much water you think you are currently drinking on a daily basis, you should drink more. If you ever feel like you are thirsty at all, that is already a sign that you are becoming dehydrated, so you should be drinking at least a gallon of water today at no cost to you.