Self-care isn’t selfish!
2019 is officially the year of self-care, and for good reason too. Studies have shown the serious effects of anxiety-riddled stress on the body. Repeat after me: “Self-care isn’t selfish!“
It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick.
Learning how to reduce stress, and take a time-out when you need it are crucial forms of self-care. Listen to your body, it will tell you when you need a break either mentally or physically.
Practicing self-care isn’t always easy. Most of us are crazy busy, have stressful jobs, and on top of that, we are trying to live this “perfect” life on social media. Me-time is usually last on the agenda. Worse, we can sometimes feel guilty about taking the time required to take care of ourselves, well this stop today!
Eat a Healthy Snack
When people get really hungry, they tend to choose something quick and easy, which is usually an unhealthy option. Once you are starving, you also tend to eat way too fast, and way too much.
Planning ahead and eating a healthy snack when you’re just starting to get hungry will prevent you from making unhealthy choices later. Try to make healthy snacks ahead of time so you can just grab something on the go.
Nourish and love your body with delicious snacks like nuts, fruit, veggies, or hummus!
Practice Yoga & Meditation
Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines poses, controlled breathing, and meditation.
Yoga’s emphasis on breathing and the mind-body connection also helps with mental and emotional healing.
People who practice yoga frequently report that they feel less stressed in their day-to-day lives. At the end of any yoga practice comes meditation and a moment of gratitude. By clearing your mind and being present at the moment you will feel a strong sense of peacefulness and calm.
This is the first thing that comes to mind you someone says self-care; however, we are often quick to neglect to pamper ourselves due to time or money issues. If you can get a massage or facial every so often, then do it!
However, for those who are on a bit of a tighter budget, look into your health care benefits, many cover an allotted amount for massages each month. Or you can always try doing some at-home beauty treatments.
Even just a simple skincare routine can work wonders when you need a pick-me-up.
Try using one of our ZC15 Serum in the morning or evening for full skin rejuvenation.
Go for a Walk
There are countless physical benefits of walking, such as increased oxygen intake, improved circulation, and calorie burning. But walking can also calm your energy and help clear your head.
Walking in nature is even better, take some time to appreciate the beauty around you and the harmony of all living things existing effortlessly.
Read a Book
A study conducted found that reading for just six minutes a day can reduce stress levels significantly.
Reading is also a very relaxing pastime, there are so many wonderful books to choose from. Get lost in the pages of a good book and escape your reality for a little while.
Need some inspiration? Here is the perfect book for every year of your life.
Write a Gratitude List
Our minds shape our reality, when you live in a constant state of negativity, you will feel awful.
Just as thinking of positive things will make you feel amazing. Thankfulness can be a powerful emotion, and there are so many things in life to be thankful for. You might have a job that you love, have happy memories of the past, having your dog welcome you home, or even just eating something delicious.
Writing these thoughts down can have a powerful effect on you mentally.
CBD to the Rescue
CBD is one of the biggest trends of 2019, and its popularity will continue to grow as more and more cities legalize it.
The health effects are vast; however, it is also highly regarded for its calming properties. It has been shown to decrease stress, anxiety, and overall mental health.
You can find CBD in anything from lotions to gummy bears, take advantage of this trend, who knows, maybe it will be your new favorite form of self-care.
Seriously, this is the best thing you can do to boost happiness levels. When you are taking care of others, it, in turn, nourishes your sense of well-being and gives you a sense of purpose. Research has proven that helping others is actually the best-proven way to increase your sense of contentment and joy.
There are always organizations in need of a helping hand, look into your local shelters to see how you can help out.
Use products that don’t contain toxins
Do you know what’s pretty crazy? For the amount of effort that we put into not consuming toxic things in our food, there are so many toxic chemicals that we put on our body without evening knowing it. Take a closer look at your personal care products and do a bit of research on the ingredients.
These chemicals are not only harmful but can also cause long-term damage. Instead of using soaps, sunscreens, and creams that are loaded with dangerous carcinogens, and parabens.
Choose natural products that will help instead of hurt. Our ZCM30 Mineral Gel is made from safe, high-quality ingredients that restore healthy skin.