Well Being

16 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care Throughout The Day

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We’re all guilty of zooming through our days at hyper-speed, trying to cram as much into each moment as possible for optimum productivity. We check our Instagrams during our morning pee, we skip lunch breaks to just answer those last 5 emails, and we suck down caffeine like water, all in the name of being successful.

Often times, self-care is the first thing to go out the window when we hit the ground running each day. However, it doesn’t actually take a lot of extra effort to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves. It doesn’t have to be a 2-hour yoga class or long soak in a bubble bath. With the right mindset and some good tweaks to our daily routine, self-care can happen anywhere, anytime.

1. Make waking up a pleasant experience.

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Use your alarm to kick-start your day. Instead of waking up to one of the obnoxious default tones on your phone, hand-pick something that you know will help you rise with a smile. Your favorite song, a relaxing sound, or a silly voice memo that makes you laugh are all possibilities. If you can manage to get your feet on the ground each day starting in a relaxed and happy headspace, the rest of the day will follow suit. It’ll be easy to take care of yourself the rest of the day if you’re not miserable when first opening your eyes.