If you aren’t on the self-care train, you should be. Have you ever seen this quote before?
“When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
We couldn’t agree with it more. But we also know how hard it can be to make time for yourself in a world as fast-paced as ours! These self-care hacks are easy solutions for finding the time to take care of yourself. We hope you use them!
Take a walk. Exercise is such a highly recommended form of self-care, but finding the time to get to a gym or go on a run can sometimes feel overwhelming. On those days, take yourself out for an easy 10-minute walk. It can be during your lunch break at work, right when you wake up in the morning, or with your family at night. You’ll have time to think, listen to your favorite music, and get your body moving!
Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier. Those 10 minutes are your self-care minutes. Whether you want to sip your coffee in peace, journal, read a book, stretch, or just lay alone with your thoughts on the couch, giving yourself just 10 minutes in the morning to do something that makes YOU happy can improve your entire day!
Skip social media. Nowadays when most of us get even a few seconds of spare time, we instinctively scroll through our social media accounts. But what if you used that spare time to practice a form of self-care instead? Whether that means reading an article online, writing a few sentences, or doing a short meditation, you’ll be surprised at how much time you have for yourself when you aren’t spending it on Instagram!
Invest in products that simplify your schedule. No time to cook? That’s no reason to buy fast food options that won’t make you feel good! Try ready-to-eat meal programs that make healthy living simple and fast. And if you’re looking for a delicious and quick breakfast or snack option, Ready to Thrive! Smoothie cups are here to make it easier on you!
Communicate your needs. We often believe that we don’t have the time for self-care because we haven’t asked for it! If you’ve reached your tipping point, tell the people around you. Your partner may be able to watch the kids alone for a short time while you cook dinner in silence or take a bath, and your boss may understand if you need to take a short break in between meetings to get some sunshine. You bring the best version of yourself to the table when you’ve been given the time to take care of yourself—and the people around you want that as much as you do!