Guys (and girls)! Self-care is really important. You’ve only got one shot at this life, and well – without sounding like a Loreal commercial - you’re worth it! But here’s a tip: If your version of self-care is only concentrating on your exterior (based on how you look or what you weigh for example), then it’s missing the point. Real self-care won’t necessarily show visual outcomes. And with that in mind, here’s our three top We Feed You measures for simple self-care:
- Prioritising your sleep (top of the list) is one of the simplest but most important ways you can look after yourself. Get to bed at a decent time, and keep a sleep routine – waking and rising at similar hours each day is what our bodies like. Experts tell us that most people need between 7-8 hours of sleep every night, for optimal health and mental function.
- Drink plenty of hydrating fluids, which will keep your mind sharp, help keep headaches at bay and ensure your body can carry out all it’s essential functions – especially those related to removing toxins. It might be tap water, or bubbly water (with or without fruit slices or herbal infusions). Whatever it is – six to eight cups per day is about right for most people.
- Try to factor in at least 30 minutes each day of down time just for you. It might be a physical activity you love like swimming, walking or taking a yoga class. It might be meditating or having a massage or relaxing on the sun lounge outside after work. It might be listening to a podcast while you sort out your sock drawer, or just watching some mindless TV. We’re not supposed to be superhuman task ticker-offerers 24/7 you know!