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How to Master Self-Care in 2019

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While you might be more than halfway through 2019, it doesn’t mean it is too late to end the year on a high. If you want to feel happy and healthy once December rolls around, you should look for ways to care for your mind and body. 

To find the antidote to a busy, stressful lifestyle, learn how to master self-care in 2019.

Prioritize Yourself

It can be easy to put your loved ones and demanding career ahead of your own needs. While both will be deeply important to you, you must regularly make time for yourself, which might mean occasionally saying “no” to others. For example, you might benefit from changing your daily routine, embracing a new exercise, or absorbing some vitamin D while enjoying a walk in the sunshine.

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Talk to Someone

Bottling up your emotions can destroy your mental health and may cause physical complaints, which can destroy your quality of life. Even if your worries or problems seem small, it can sometimes help to talk to someone, such as a friend, relative, or even a therapist. Saying the words aloud could combat stress and put your concerns into perspective.

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Start Moving

If you are tired of making excuses, want to improve your physical health, and wish to feel much happier in your day-to-day life, you should aim to move more each day. You also don’t need to hit the gym to do so, as you could go for a brisk walk, start running or could attend a local fitness class. You could even take a step back from your everyday life by booking a fun fitness holiday, which will allow you to make more time for yourself and focus on improving your fitness levels.

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Disengage from Social Media

While social media can be a great way to catch up on your friends and family members’ lives, it can also be a confidence killer. If you are spending your spare time browsing through people’s filtered lifestyles, it is likely you will compare yourself to others, which can destroy your self-esteem. If you feel less than great after browsing the likes of Instagram and Facebook, it might be time to deactivate your accounts to focus on your reality.

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Improve Your Sleep Quality

Many people are guilty of neglecting their sleeping routine. While the amount of shuteye you experience each night matters, you also must focus on improving the quality of your sleep.

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To enter the land of nod with ease night after night, you must make your bedroom a sanctuary. For example, it shouldn’t feature a TV, you must avoid using your smartphone, and you should embrace mindfulness techniques to help you relax and unwind.

You also could support your sleeping pattern by:

  • Investing in a high-quality mattress
  • Eliminating clutter
  • Buying a supportive pillow
  • Choosing the right duvet tog
  • Playing calming sounds

The above tactics will create a soothing space, which will ensure you drift away quickly once your head touches a pillow.

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