Simple, Effective, and Affordable Self-Care Techniques You Can Start Today

If you’re feeling stressed out and stretched thin right now, you’re not alone. The pandemic has put everyone in a tough spot, emotionally and physically. Fortunately, self-care tools like those you’ll find in the Juju Be Gifting packages can go a long way toward turning things around. Here are a few more affordable, accessible self-care techniques you can start today. 

Check Your Budget

One form of self-care many people overlook is taking care of their financial health. If you haven’t done so recently, take some time to go over your budget and make sure your spending habits are working for you. You can also meet with a financial advisor to see if you can better invest money, boost your savings, or even refinance your home in order to make a little bit more wiggle room in your monthly expenses.

Build a Spiritual Practice  

In the hustle and bustle of life, many of us wind up disconnected from our spiritual selves. Rebuilding the connection to our spiritual side can make it easier to manage stressful events and handle challenging choices. This can be through formal religion, mindfulness, smudging your home — whatever helps you gain connection to a greater purpose and connect with your higher self.  

Embrace Joyful Movement

Exercise is an important aspect of physical and emotional self-care, but it’s also one that can come with a lot of baggage. Many of us spend a chunk of our lives only exercising as a form of self-punishment or due to shame. This leaves us disconnected from our bodies’ real needs.

Reclaim exercise as self-care by discovering forms of movement that bring you joy and make your body feel good. This might mean having a dance party in your living room, hiking through a peaceful park, or dusting off your childhood hula hoop. Whatever it is, if you’re moving and enjoying it, you’re on the right track.

Make Time for Rest

Everything in life relies on balance. To that end, you have to pair activity — whether it’s mental, physical, or emotional — with the appropriate rest. Many of us spend our lives on a non-stop track. Without rest, however, we’ll find ourselves burning out and losing steam for the things that matter most.  

Not sure how to get more rest into your life? Consider setting a no-technology rule for the hour before bed. Spend this time enjoying some quiet time, reading a book, taking a relaxing bath - whatever helps you prepare for a good night’s sleep. In addition to the peaceful hour, you’ll likely end up getting more quality sleep overnight, meaning you wake up rested and ready to take on the day!  

Turn to Your Loved Ones 

One of the best forms of self-care you can practice is maintaining strong relationships with close friends and family. You deserve a strong social support network. During times of stress, however, it can be so much harder to stay in touch and stay connected.  

That’s why it’s so important to make an effort to reach out and show that you care. For example, you can send a gift box to a friend you know is going through a hard time. This kind of gesture can strengthen your bonds and foster a mutually supportive relationship. We cannot get through difficult times alone: Show your love to the people who help you to cope.

These acts of self-care might seem simple, but they can have a huge impact on your overall well-being. Commit to factoring yourself in and giving yourself the tools you need to thrive: You deserve it.

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Article contribution by Cheryl Conklin from Wellness Central

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