As Aristotle wrote: "We are what we constantly do" - and this is really so. Taking care of ourselves begins with simple little things, we should be more important to ourselves, more interesting and more loved than others. And if this happens consciously, then time stops running, slows down, so that everyone feels a wonderful moment without any fuss and irritation. You need to value daily self-care, even when you eat breakfast, for example. You have prepared this for yourself, spent time for your own benefit, so you need to be content and enjoy it.
BeautyHack's editors share simple daily self-care ideas that need to be appreciated.
Go to bed
Whether it's a nap or an hour earlier at night, you help your body relax and recharge. Sometimes everyone does not pity him, works day and night, but you need to know how to stop and rest. Do not make the decision that now you will always go to bed early and get up early, stop giving instructions, do not wait until the weekend comes and you will definitely get enough sleep, do not plan for the morning not done in the evening - just go to bed and fall asleep, things will really wait.
Cut back on your social media time
Try to unsubscribe from half of the Instagram blogs that aren't doing you any good. Create a kind of friend-feed filter, those whose posts you are waiting for and always read from beginning to end. You can also do with sites that you visit just like that. Set up a planner where you can write the most important things. Believe me, now you can definitely cross out 3-4 points from your list of plans and spend time on yourself. Go shopping, manicure, exhibition, museum or cinema.
Give thanks more
Most often, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we forget about our closest people, and we tell them so little about our feelings. Try to thank your friends and family more often, because they make our life brighter and prevent us from closing in ourselves. Say thank you for pleasant conversations and sincere evenings.
Throw away unnecessary
Putting things in order at home and in the head helps to free the soul. Just walk around the house with the package and the question: "What should I put here?" We all intuitively know where lies what is worthy of a better life, but not at home or at work. And the main thing is that we know that we deserve a better life! Feel free to throw away what is really bad. Time is wasted from the mess, so remember - minimalism is important in everything.
Get together slowly
Wherever you go, be it work, shop or a date at a cafe - get ready without haste. Think of an outfit not for others, but for yourself. Questions should not arise in my head about what others will think: “It seems that he has already seen me in this dress, oh horror, I have nothing to wear!”. Think about yourself and ask: "Will it be comfortable for me all day in this?", "Will I freeze in the evening?", "Or maybe something roomier and easier?"
Do not forget your favorite tumblr with tea or coffee, a charger for your phone, choose your favorite earrings and what you have long forgotten to grab. Walk and feel your feet rolling on the ground. This is a very simple and effective meditation, it immediately returns to the here and now, returns focus to the body, and evokes a feeling of incredible gratitude for the fact that "I can walk and therefore I am walking."
Don't pick up your phone while eating
At least once a day, allow yourself not to eat at a laptop, TV screen, tablet, book, magazine, phone, and how else can you ignore what you eat? Let it be 10 minutes for scents, flavor combinations, textures, appliances, chewing and pleasure. Just on the way, do not think about all the unfinished business and unfulfilled promises. Not today and not now!
Make yourself tea more often
With milk, cream, lemon or sugar, in your favorite cup. Drink slowly, with pleasure, along with something tasty. After all, at this moment there is nothing more important than this tea.
Hug those you love
This is important both for you and for those you want to hug very tightly. Hug for a long time until they start to break free, and when they start, tickle. It's not always possible to find tender words, but hugs work flawlessly. You might think: what does taking care of yourself have to do with it? So - British Scientists have long established that in order to maintain mental health, you need to hug at least 8 times a day, secondly, someone else's laughter is very contagious, and thirdly, there is a chance that you will be tickled too, but isn't that wonderful?
Text: Sofia Vorobyova