Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is the practice of paying attention to your actual eating experience. Eating with mindfulness is not about food rules, guilt, or deprivation.

By taking time to slow down and be more mindful when eating, you’ll be able to reap health benefits that can carry over into other life areas to promote greater
well-being.

Exercise

Exercise releases hormones that fight against stress, anxiety and depression.

  • No gym needed; go for a walk if nothing else.
  • Make it a family affair so you don’t have to miss out on spending quality time with loved ones.

Sleep

Sleep is important for health and feeling well.

  • Make it a priority to get 7 – 8 hours of sleep regularly. If this is not possible, try to add at least one hour to what you normally get in a nights sleep.
  • Getting enough sleep regularly is important because we cannot catch up on sleep during our days off.
  • Try to limit screen time. The blue light emitted from electronics has been shown to affect our natural levels of melatonin and reduce our chance of having a full, restful night sleep.

Meditation or Quiet Moments

Meditation is the practice of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation – simply spending a quiet moment to sit at home, a park, at work or even in your car.

  • Reading.
  • Lighting a candle.
  • Get at least 15 minutes of sunlight by sitting outside on a nice day.
  • Unplug for an hour by putting your devices on airplane mode.

Whatever you choose as your ideal self-care, just remember it is okay to take the time to do something that makes you happy and healthy!