Take better care of yourself in 15 easy steps

It goes without saying that the key to a healthy and happy lifestyle it to take care of yourself. Sometimes the first thing that might pop into your mind is having a nice house, purchasing a new car, buying a puppy or going on holiday. Yes, in the forefront those things help towards a happy life, but what about your health? If asked what you are most thankful for, what would you say? The list of things to be grateful for is long: health, ability to earn income, food on the table, a place to live, a car to drive and the list goes on. A recent survey through social media shows that the majority of us are most thankful for people.

We all have people within our lives that impact us greatly. We have relationships of different kinds that keep our hearts beating strong and our mornings worth waking. Whether it’s a parent, a grandparent, a child, a friend, a mentor.. the best way to say thank you to those important people in you life is to be there when they need you. The first step in doing so? Quite simply take care of yourself. Live a long and healthy life to ensure that when your loved ones need you, you’re there. We’ve put together 15 quick and easy steps to help you take better care of yourself. It’s the little things that will create a clearer mind, a healthier body and a happier you.

Take better care of yourself…
  1. Drink water
  2. Write in a gratitude journal
  3. Take a little power nap
  4. Put your feet up
  5. Clear your surroundings
  6. Go for a walk
  7. Create a list of things you want to accomplish during the day
  8. Have an hour without any electronics – just yourself
  9. Be kind to yourself
  10. Don’t be afraid to say ‘No’
  11. Don’t be afraid to say ‘Yes’
  12. Enjoy time alone
  13. Be creative
  14. Try yoga or meditation
  15. Stop procrastinating
Think of it like this…

Think back to your five year old self. How would you look after her/him? What would you feed them? How would you love them? You would protect them fiercely whilst leaving them space to breathe. You would want to nurture them and help them grow into a healthy young adult. You would put so much energy into ensuring they had the best possible lifestyle. A healthy one. It’s important to extend the same compassion you have for your five year old self and use it to look after your adult self.

 

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