Since stress seems to be an inevitable part of modern life, it’s important to know how to build self-care into your work week. It’s easy to let self-care fall by the wayside with the hustle and bustle of work, family, and friends.
At Elements Massage Moon Valley, we recommend finding a holistic method of including self-care into regular life. That’s right, we advocate for building it into your regular schedule. That way, you aren’t left scrambling to find time just for you. Several ways to do this include:
Read a Book
Setting aside time to read each and every day and making it a priority can feel like a luxury but if it becomes part of your regular life rhythm, this can lead to a more rewarding, balanced life. You’d be surprised at how much better you’ll feel prioritizing books over binge-watching the latest hot new show on Netflix or Amazon. If possible, make reading a daily habit by trying to achieve at least fifteen minutes after you tuck yourself into bed.
With all of the current apps available on the market, guided meditation has never been easier. To nurture a regular meditation practice, we recommend trying not to find the perfect place and instead embrace whatever space available. Meditating in the car after you’ve gotten to work, the school parking lot when picking up the kids, in the bathroom after a shower - you find the place and all you need is five to ten minutes of relative quiet.
Get a Massage on the Regular
Massaged used to be considered a luxury, now it’s been reframed as a critical way to nurture the mind/body connection. To incorporate it into your regular workweek, we recommend that you schedule out your massages in advance to help contribute to your best self. Got a big presentation coming up at work? We can bring about a deep sense of relaxation so you can nail the big day.
Taking a break from technology after the regular workday wraps is a stellar method to making your time feel more like your own. To provide the best self-care possible, examine your social media diet and really cut down on how much you use screens outside of absolute need. Let’s put the kibosh on endless scrolling and get back into what really matters.