How To Practice Self-Care In Less Than An Hour
Self-Care is the trendy word for making sure you're allowing adequate time for yourself. No matter what job you have in the radio industry, it always seems that there's little time available. From planning events to staying updated with latest news and trends - we're always on GO. That's not including the women who have families, I applaud them for taking on so much! However, the growing trend of self-care is running rampant among millennials, there's a million articles about it. But even if you're not a millennial, you should take a page from their book and begin practicing self-care.
Here are some self-care practices you can do when you don't have a lot of time.
If you have 10 minutes:
Meditate/Think - Some people call it meditation, while others just like to sit in place and think about what they have to do. Either way, it helps. It definitely calms any uneasiness or anxiety you may be feeling.
Sheet Mask Saturdays- There's something calming about feeling like you're at the spa on a Saturday night when you're really just at home. I'm in love with sheet masks, and there pretty cheap to buy. Just plop one on your face for 10 minutes and you'll feel a little more refreshed and relaxed. Of course, you don't just have to do this on Saturdays, it just has a nice ring to it!
If you have 20 minutes:
Read/Listen- Reading a new book or even your favorite book over again takes your mind off anything that may be going on. It's a quick way to escape your world and enter into another quickly. I also like to use audio books, which are super helpful if you never have enough time, but have a commute to work.
Nap: We live in a weird society where people think sleeping means you're not working hard enough. Naps are good for you. There is no point of continuing a task if you have no energy, you're probably not bringing your best ideas out.
If you have 30 minutes:
Walk/Run/Jog- Lately, working out has been therapeutic to me. I do 30 minutes of cardio 7 days a week. I don't even think about any of my issues because I'm so busy pushing my body to the limit. Not only do I get peace of mind, but a nicer body, too!
Phone a friend- I think one thing we should all stop doing is feeling like we're in life alone. We have to stop thinking there is nobody here for us. I guarantee you there is at least one person in your life who cares about you. Talk to them. Even if they can't help how you feel, its good to get those thoughts out of your mind. Plus, you're never 'complaining' when you have real friends.
If you have 60 minutes:
Treat yourself: I know we want to save for that new house/car, but sometimes you need to treat yourself with a tiny gift for all the great work you have been doing. Buy yourself a nice dinner, go get your nails done, or even take a class you have to pay for.