Guilt-Free Tips for Feeling Your Best, Even During a Pandemic

The coronavirus feels like a global temper tantrum that will never end. And just like with actual temper tantrums, women everywhere have been left to shoulder so much of the burden. We’re working from home while taking care of our kids, and doing everything in-between. All of the busyness can make it hard to take care of ourselves. But these tips from Sage Massage & Acupuncture can make doing so easier.

A Healthier Diet = A Happier You!

Turns out there are some major perks to living a healthier life! When you make healthy choices, including your diet, you are bound to gain more energy, more confidence, and more fulfillment. You can even add more dollars to your budget and more years to your life!

Beyond helping you look your best, making healthier diet choices can also help you feel your best. Scientists have discovered that eating nutritious foods like avocados, bananas, yogurt, and walnuts is an effective way to fight feelings of depression! Need some ideas for adding more of these mood-boosting foods to your diet? Then check out these tips and recipes.

It’s also worth mentioning that getting on track with your diet and lifestyle choices can take time. Remember: slow and steady wins the race. Experts at Harvard recommend setting small shortterm goals for yourself instead of attempting drastic changes.

An Organized Home Can Also Help

A messy home can do more than just mess with your routine. All of that clutter can have some pretty serious consequences for your health. Feeling like it’s hard to focus? Clutter could be to blame. Seeing more ants around your home? This could be because of clutter too. More importantly, clutter can make you feel anxious, stressed, and just plain overwhelmed.

If your home has become ground zero for complaints, arguments, and other negativity during lockdown, clutter could also be a culprit. But you can get rid of some of those bad vibes by organizing your clutter and tidying up your home. Since we could all use more positive energy right now, also take the extra steps of opening a window and even smudging your home.

Okay, but what if you can’t find the cleaning products you need to keep your home healthy? If you have some basic ingredients in your pantry, you can always make your own cleaners. In fact, DIY cleaners will be much safer for your family, while still getting rid of grime and germs.

A Regular Exercise Routine is Self-Care

That’s right; exercise is self-care. You see, there are five basic types of self-care you need to look, feel, and be your best. They are physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and mental. As you can guess, exercise falls into the physical category, but staying active can also have just as many benefits for your mental and emotional health as it does for your body.

Need some ideas for staying active while also staying safe? Exercising at home will be the most convenient, though Zoom can get old after a while. Depending on your city, you may be able to attend small group classes or even outdoor classes. Just remember to set realistic goals! Because the last thing you need right now is more stress and guilt.

Think you don’t have time for self-care? Think again! Because you can’t take care of others without self-care first. Prioritizing yourself is what will keep you healthy and strong enough to keep soldiering on with the rest. Pencil self-care into your schedule, and ask for help when needed. Just do what it takes to make self-care happen. Be sure to also include self-care appointments in your life several times a month. A regular massage or acupuncture treatment at
Sage Massage & Acupuncture can help you relieve tension and find more balance.

Look, no matter the state of the world, you have to take care of yourself! Not only so you can look and feel your best, but also so that you can better care for the people you love. Start with basic and slow changes, and feel good about even the smallest wins along the way.

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