1. Get enough sleep.
Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and stick to regular bedtimes and wake times.
2. Eat nutritious meals.
Prepare meals in advance, and focus on eating healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
3. Exercise regularly.
Make time for at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Take a walk, go for a bike ride, or do an online yoga class.
4. Schedule time for yourself each day.
Set aside time each day to focus on your own needs. Read, journal, meditate, or do something else that makes you feel cared for and relaxed.
5. Practice self-compassion and positive affirmations.
Make time to give yourself positive affirmations and practice self-compassion. Remind yourself of your strengths and accomplishments, or take a few moments to celebrate small successes.
6. Avoid toxic people or situations.
Focus on spending time with people who lift you up, and take a break from situations that don’t serve you.
7. Take breaks from technology or social media use.
Limit your technology and social media use, especially when you’re feeling overwhelmed.
8. Connect with friends and family.
Take the time to connect with friends and family members. Schedule a virtual hangout or call and catch up with those you care about.
9. Do something creative or enjoyable every day.
Find something creative or enjoyable to do every day. Take a cooking class, paint, knit, garden, or find another activity that brings you joy.
10. Manage stress levels through relaxation techniques like deep breathing.
Find time to practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation. This can help manage stress levels and make for a better overall self-care routine.