Our lives get so busy, it can be difficult to pay attention to self-care or corporate it into your daily routine. Whether you’re busy at a desk working all day, or taking care of your family, it can be hard to remember even the most basic tenets of self-care like staying hydrated or maintaining good posture. That’s why it’s so important for self-care to come as second nature, and for you to incorporate it seamlessly into everything else you do in a day. To help you stay on top of both your mental and physical health, here are five ways you can be sure your self-care regimen won’t fall by the wayside.
Integrate all-natural hemp oil into your morning hygiene routine
While some self-care basics like maintaining good posture are hard to remember, brushing your teeth in the morning is second nature for most people. That’s why, if you leave a bottle of all-natural hemp oil by your toothbrush, it’s an easy reminder while you’re brushing your teeth to take a few drops of tincture under your tongue. Starting your day off with some all-natural hemp oil will allow you to reap the benefits of the oil and you will begin your day on a positive note that prioritizes your wellness and self-care routine.
Set a reminder on your phone
Sure this feels like cheating when there are more organic ways to integrate self-care into your daily routine, but if you set a reminder (or several) to check your posture, to stretch, or to rub some topicals onto your joints throughout the day, at a certain point the habit will become natural enough that you don’t need to set the reminder.
Journal your progress
If you keep a journal and maintain accountability to yourself, you may feel more motivated to practice self-care. Take note of how much sleep you are getting whether you wake up feeling refreshed or tired, or if your body is feeling energized or sluggish. Be sure to begin your journal at the start of your hemp oil routine so you can track your progress and see how the oil is helping you.
Take stock of how your body feels
You can do this at any time of day. Does your back hurt? Are your lips chapped? Is your skin dry? These could be symptoms of inflammation, dehydration, or other health issues. Taking time to simply notice what’s going on in your body (and mind) is the first step to getting help.
It can be difficult to get on track with a self-care routine if you’re doing it alone. Having a partner in self-care, be it a friend, family member, or even a mental health practitioner can help you stay accountable and motivated to commit to your health. Daily or weekly check-ins with your partner offer a social component to your routine, allowing you to open up about what’s ailing your or even providing you a person to exercise with, meditate with, or bounce ideas off of.