When it comes to taking care of your skin, everyday life can have a bigger impact than you think. Your skin responds to your lifestyle and it is easy to get caught up with life and forget to take time to care for yourself.
Here are 5 simple steps you can follow to improve your wellbeing:
- Starting your day right
As tempting as it is to pick up your phone the moment you wake up to go through social media or reply to any messages/emails. Try to take some time to start your day without having external influences immediately impact your day.
- Maintain relationships
Strong relationships with friends and family have been proven to enhance your wellbeing. Try arranging a day to see friends you have not seen in a while or have lunch with a colleague or friend. A simple act such as not going on your phone and engaging in the moment without the distractions of technology when with family and friends can help build stronger relationships.
Meditation can be a great way to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness involves being present in the moment, connecting with your thoughts, feelings and environment, and can improve your mental wellbeing. Simple meditation can involve sitting comfortably, observing your breathing and turning your awareness to your body and thoughts. Try apps such as Calm or Headspace as a starting point to include meditation in your everyday life.
- Incorporate self-care into your day
Improving your wellbeing includes maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself. Self-care is not vain, and can be as simple as having a warm bath, doing a face mask or following a skincare routine. Give yourself time to have a break and focus on yourself to boost your confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing.
- Follow a Healthy Diet
Your physical health is important to your overall wellbeing. What you put in your body can affect your health and your skin. Following a healthy diet does not include a restrictive diet nor an over-indulging one. Healthy eating is enjoying your food, improving your help and boosting your mood. Try avoiding processed foods and cook more meals at home, it can help you stay in control of what you’re eating.
There is no right or wrong way to achieve wellness, what works for some may not work for others. Healthy skin is not just a result of following a good skincare routine, but also a reflection of taking care of your mind and body holistically.
For more support or information on how to improve your wellbeing take a look at Mind.org for some more useful tips.
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