Calm in the Chaos - Tips for a Better Life
by Jamie Spannhake
April 05, 2022
Life can be hectic. This is exactly why we must make time for self-care. Your personal and professional success depends on your physical and mental health. A stressed, unhealthy person with a lack of focus is less likely to be successful.
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In fact, regular self-care promotes success, for you, your firm, and your family.
Here are ideas for self-care that can you can fit into any schedule, no matter how busy.
Exercise at Home
A few essential pieces of home gym equipment that offer versatility will ensure you get an efficient and effective workout before you head to the office, or perhaps during your lunch break from you home office. If you don’t have the space or the budget for a home gym, try “wall workouts.” With these simple exercises, the only equipment you need is a wall!
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Breathing Techniques for Relaxation
Mindful and deliberate breathing exercises reduce stress and relax the mind and body, reducing stress. Stress reduction leads to health benefits, such as a healthier immune system response, lower blood pressure, and decreased risk of heart disease. Simple breathing exercises are especially powerful tools to calm your body and mind in tense situations, such as heated negotiations or arguments.
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Sleep: the Ultimate Self-Care
Sleep is the most important part of your self-care routine. In fact, sleep is the foundation for all good health.
This is why “burning the candle at both ends” and skimping on sleep is not a good recipe for health. Lack of sleep can raise stress hormone levels, especially cortisol, causing health problems such as weight gain and fatigue. Make it a habit to be well-rested.
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Bring Relaxation into Your Physical Space
You can reduce stress and anxiety simply by creating a physical space that is relaxing. Remove sources of stress, such as clutter and disorganization. Bring nature into your space to benefit from the relaxation that nature can provide. Let natural light shine in. Bring in a plants and hang artwork of nature.
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By mindfully incorporating self-care activities into your day, you can ensure self-care is a habit. Once you’ve prioritized and established your self-care routines, you can start thriving in your busy life.