This week I want to focus on physical self-care, which is equally as important.
By physical self-care, I don’t mean we need to get our bodies into power lifting shape or be physically fit enough to run a marathon, although both would be awesome goals.
I’m talking about caring for yourself enough to keep your body and mind healthy.
TWO EASY PHYSICAL SELF-CARE PRACTICES
1. MOVE YOUR BODY
I’ll be the first to admit that I despise cardio and exercise, unless it’s in the form of a good Zumba workout or taking a walk.
When we move, not only are we exercising our bodies, we are also stimulating our endorphins, which result in feeling good. Isn’t that what we all want? To feel good?
There is a sense of accomplishment after a good workout or some other form of exercise. You may be physically exhausted afterward, but you feel really good that you did something physical. That’s what I am talking about.
If you completely dread the thought of running, walking or Cross Fit, then find something else that you do enjoy and that will keep you active (horse back riding, swimming, tennis, bike riding, etc.). Just move….you’ll be so much happier if you do.
I’m not telling you that you need to get skinny…this isn’t about body shaming. You’re beautiful just the way you are. You just need to care for yourself enough to keep your body thriving for several more years. Your family would love you to be around for a while longer.
Physical self-care also comes in the form of sleep. Our bodies need it. You know this. Sometimes sleep is an issue, so if you need a melatonin supplement to help you get to sleep, then take it! I do this sometimes. I also diffuse essential oils every night because they naturally promote relaxation and sleep. They work and I am able to get a good night’s sleep about 90% of the time.
Try putting your phone down and/or shutting down the computer and other personal electronic devices about an hour before bedtime. Allow your brain to start shutting down for the evening. Doing this simple practice will help. Try it.
Physical self-care isn’t difficult. For me it boils down to doing these two simple things for myself every day: moving my body and allowing it to get enough sleep each night.
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Live healthy, my friend, and remember that age is just a number.