Self-care needn’t mean paying for expensive spa days or sweating it out at the gym.
The best self care techniques are usually quick, simple and cost next to nothing at all.
In fact, making a few habit changes can be all you need to help keep stress and anxiety at bay.
So if you’re struggling to keep a brave face on things, then it’s time to give yourself a little TLC.
Add these 5 simple self care hacks to your morning routine and bring some feel-good back into your life.
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5 Proven Self Care Ideas That’ll Soothe Away Morning Stress
1). Take A (Quick!) Cold Shower
End each morning shower with a short but invigorating blast of cold water.
A brisk bitter blast helps improve circulation and eases any muscle soreness in your body.
2). Give Your Whole Body A Full Stretch
Get your body moving first thing each day by doing as little as 5 minutes of gentle flexibility exercises.
3). Step Into The Sunlight
Plus, direct sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D – a key ingredient for stronger bones, teeth, and healthy hair.
So fling open those curtains and fill your home with as much natural light as possible.
4). Ignore Your Phone
It’s official; our phones are seriously stressing us out. And being immersed in today’s ‘always on’ culture is a cause of rising anxiety.
So when you go to bed tonight place your phone on Airplane mode. That way you won’t wake up to nagging social media notification ‘dings’.
Besides, do you really need to know exactly what your friend ate for breakfast?
5). Do A Little Bit Of Tidying Up
So taking a couple of minutes to make your bed, or hang up your clothes, can make a world of difference.