Becoming more health-conscious and practicing wellness is a trend that’s been on the rise recently. This trend is becoming more evident as more people are more interested in self-care routines and wellness practices. Of course, it’s a natural reaction to the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic uncertainties.
A survey conducted in countries like China, Brazil, Japan, Germany, The U.S., and The U.K. with approximately 7,000 respondents showed that wellness has become more in-demand in the past years, even before the pandemic started. 79% acknowledge the importance of practicing wellness, and 42% even see it as a priority in their lives.
It’s refreshing to see a growing number of people who are taking care of themselves. But if you’re new to practicing wellness, it might help if you start with simple self-care activities.
Self-Care Habits For You
Practicing self-care as much as you can have positive effects on your overall health. But it’s understandable if you don’t have so much free time to do yoga, meditate, travel, and other more time-consuming wellness activities. So, here is a list that of simple self-care activities that you can do in between tasks:
- Have a social media detox day.
Recently, Facebook and other social media giants have been under intense scrutiny from the public as studies have shown that they can take their toll on people’s mental health. It’s a platform that triggers negative emotions like sadness, jealousy, and depression, and it can be addictive. While it helps you stay connected and do some online business, there are many ways that being on social media all the time can affect your mental health.
So, it would help if you considered going offline or choosing a few days of the week when you would limit your social media use and be productive could help. Do not depend on social media to get the connection you need to hang out with your friends or reconnect with nature.
- Redecorate your place.
Your house is your safe space, especially as you could be working at home most of the time. Your room is an extension of your personality where you can have a quality “me time,” so you would want to turn your house into a home. When you have some free time, clear your room and tidy up your things.
If you want to take your home project to the next level, you could even decorate some parts of your house by doing indoor and backyard gardening. Additionally, you can make use of your porch or patio and turn them into areas where you can hang out on nice days. You could also do some basement finishing and turn your basement into something more than just a storage room in your house.
- Have a healthier diet.
Going vegan is a mainstream wellness trend these days. Still, if you want to be realistic, you can become a semi-vegetarian and eat white meat or even a flexitarian which allows you to eat meat on rare occasions. Unfortunately, veganism is proven to be a healthy alternative diet, so going plant-based isn’t suitable for everyone. It might be good for the health and the environment, but it’s not ideal for people with some health conditions or dietary restrictions.
If you’re the kind of person who can go vegan, then give it a try. If not, there are other ways you can do it; you can lessen your meat consumption. Studies have shown that lessening the meat in your diet will help lower the demand for meat, which could help lower the carbon emissions from the meat industry. Of course, it also lowers your chances of getting serious illnesses like diabetes, heart diseases, high blood, and cancer. Of course, you’re also helping animals live a cruelty-free life if you decide to go vegan.
- Quit smoking.
If you’re a smoker, you should know that smoking kills 8 million people every year. If that figure isn’t alarming to you, you should consider the people around you as secondhand smoking is also dangerous. So, put an extra effort into quitting it, and you will even lessen the chances of getting lung cancer, live a longer and healthier life, and you will even get to save money.
Every Day Is Self-Care Day
As mentioned, not having so much free time to practice any wellness is understandable, but it would benefit you if you free up your schedule for some self-care. It’s something that you need to fully function in a stressful place the world has become.