By now you probably know that not every day can be sunshine and rainbows; wouldn’t that be the life. It wasn’t that long ago when I was feeling drained, a little under the weather and definitely not operating at a hundred percent. You know what I’m talking about, you’ve been there yourself. It’s during times like that you have to slow down, take it easy and practice a little self-care. You might be coming down with something, be over-worked or simply have the rainy day blues; either way, it’s time to focus on you a bit.
5 Things to Do for Yourself When You’re Under the Weather
Life is busier these days and so many are running on empty. Taking the time to rest your mind and your body gives you the boost you need to recharge and get back in the game. Lack of
sleep can take a toll over time and wreak havoc on your body; if you’ve been missing out lately I suggest a nap ASAP. This is why “Me” time started in the first place.
Enjoy the Fresh Air:
You might not know it but breathing in fresh air has a ton of health benefits too.
It improves blood pressure and heart rate, helps you digest food, strengthens the immune system and releases airborne toxins by cleaning out your lungs. All that and you end up with more energy and a better mood, we should all be spending more time outdoors!
Take a Bath:
Outside of the fact that a bath can be turned into your own private spa; bathing in water
calms the nervous system, reduces pain and inflammation and has been proven to reduce the levels of stress and anxiety in the body. Think of your tub as your very own hydrotherapy. Taking a bath contributes to good heart health and helps you breathe easier. Bath time can be just what the doctor ordered and help get you back to feeling normal, faster.
Derived from plants, essential oils can help turn around your mood and help you feel
whole again. The properties of oils have been used for centuries to heal, comfort and support our physical and emotional wellbeing. The aroma alone can reenergize and offer a positive outlook just when you need it the most.
I firmly believe that making small diet changes can improve how you feel. Although not a magic bullet, getting the right nutrients fuels the body and the brain. When you eat well and stay hydrated you simply feel better and think more clearly. When you feel great physically your mood is altered and you have more energy and enjoy life on a whole other level. Good nutrition is important especially at times when you’re down. Don’t underestimate the power of those vitamins and I promise it won’t kill you to make a healthy choice or two for the next couple of days
Self-care starts with being in tune with your body and emotions. Do more of those things that calm the mind, rests the body and comforts your spirit; these are the things that will take care of you when you’re feeling under the weather and get you feeling back to normal again. Chin up; you’ll start feeling