Our busy lives have us look after office work, housework and dealing with other people's emotions and problems that we often forget ourselves in the process. We forget that if we are not happy and relaxed and do not manage our own stress then we are in a way exhausting ourselves and making our own life miserable which in the long run makes you snap if not already.
Actress Pooja Bedi, who is also the founder of the wellness website Happy Soul, told HerZindagi that "the same way that we have now evolved to see wellness in a holistic perspective, it is equally important to see self-care in a holistic manner as well. Caring for your body, your emotions, your mental state, and your spiritual growth are all integral components to self-care."
The following 5 tips by her will help keep you in top form.
An Attitude Of Gratitude
There’s a wonderful quote “I cried because I had no shoes, till I saw a man who had no feet”. Being aware of what is right is in your life keeps you buoyant, grateful and opens the gates for more abundance to enter your life.
Happy Hormone Release
We all go through tough times, but triggering happy hormones endorphins, serotonin, dopamine & oxytocin through exercise, sunshine, hugging, and foods containing tryptophan’s etc are great ways to keep moods elevated through low times. Dance for yourself or join a Zumba class, even playing with your pets and spending time with them elevates your mood.
This is the time you make for yourself. Reflect, pamper yourself, express creative energy and do things that make you happy which is crucial. You could take to activities like painting or even cooking what you love. Your favourite book could also do the magic. If you are into meditation, then go for it! Take some time out for yourself.
It does not matter if it’s the low intensity or high-intensity exercise because all forms of exercise are important to release stress, to stay physically fit and to keep your mental and emotional balance as well. Dancing to going for a walk, they all count.
Your skin is the second largest organ of your body. Ensure you only use chemical-free skin care and hair care products. Also ensure your foods are organic, gmo and preservative-free. Replace refined sugar with coconut sugar or stevia and aim for a gluten-free diet. In addition, the use of essential oils like lavender to calm you, lemongrass to uplift you etc are hugely beneficial.
Stay positive, take time out for yourself and see how things change in your life. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more positivity.