Were you guilty of putting yourself on the back burner in 2018? We have all been there, especially when we’re focused on taking care of others, both personally and professionally.
But you can’t give your best to others if you aren’t at your best in the first place! That’s why our team at Qualicare wants to share a few tips on prioritizing yourself—and your health—in 2019.
Be Selfish Once in Awhile
Being selfish is often looked at in a negative manner. And while you shouldn’t be selfish 24⁄7, it’s important to put yourself and your needs first regularly.
Carve out time in your schedule weekly where you’re focused just on yourself and something you enjoy. There is no requirement about what you should do—it should simply be something that brings you joy.
That might mean sitting with a cup of coffee and a book or it might mean taking time for a massage or a nail appointment.
Make Time for Exercise
While exercise is important for your physical health, it is also extremely important to your mental health.
When you exercise regularly, you’re filling your brain with endorphins, which can help boost your mood and make it easier to fend off stress and anxious thoughts.
Aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week, and include a good balance of cardiovascular and strength training activities.
Surround Yourself With Positivity
We’ve all encountered that person in our lives who seems to bring negativity into any activity. Constantly being around someone like that can wear you down.
Therefore, whenever possible, choose to be around people who lift you up and bring a light to your life. Positivity is contagious, and it can have a positive impact on every facet of your life.
We only have one life to live. Make it count by spending most of your days with a smile!
Do you have a loved one who needs assistance living at home? Find out how the in-home care providers at Qualicare can help by giving us a call today!