When life gets hectic, it is important to carve out time for yourself. No matter what is going on around you, focusing on your mental and physical health is key to a healthy and happy life. Here are some tips on three easy ways to treat yourself!
Spend one hour doing something you love
No matter where your interests lie, there is always something you can achieve in one hour. Various hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening, baking, sewing, working on a home project, or watching a television show. After a long week of working, being a mom, being a caregiver, or any other responsibility you may have, you owe it to yourself to take an hour to do something just for you. So why not curl up with a good book or binge-watch your favorite television show on Netflix?
Call a friend or family member
Staying in touch with the people you care about is incredibly healthy in not only sustaining relationships, but improving your mental health. According to mentalhealth.org.uk, staying in touch can help you feel included, cared for, and grounded. As a result of the technological world we live in, we have many options for calling those that are dearest to us. The first option is a traditional phone call. Hearing someone over the phone but not video chatting the person allows you to multi-task if needed. The second option is a video chat service such as FaceTime, or Houseparty. Facetime is a great way for iPhone users to connect with the ability to see the other person virtually. Another option is Houseparty; Houseparty operates like FaceTime, but it allows you to interact with the user(s) in the call through the experience of playing games. This is a fun and unique way to spend time with the ones you love, no matter the distance!
Buy something that is just for you
Treating yourself does not have to come at a costly price. Setting aside a little bit of money for something that is just for you is a great way to motivate yourself. Examples of small, but treat-worthy purchases include- ice cream you have been craving, the beautiful nail polish you saw in Target, or the flowers you have wanted to place on the center of your dining room table. Whatever you desire, if you plan it just right, anything can serve as a treat!
Article submitted by Lindsey Thoman.