Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical body. Everyone needs a self-care routine to check in with themselves and get some much-needed relaxation. We gathered some tips you can include into your self-care ritual that can help you feel rejuvenated and refreshed!
Exercise and get your body moving
Any form of exercise that you enjoy will work! From going to the gym to gardening to dancing, all types of movement can improve your mood and lessen anxiety.
Stretch your body
Stretching can help us in a multitude of ways. If you work at home, it can help decompress from sitting at a desk all day. If you are dealing with tough times (understandably with how the world is right now!), it can help relieve tension and help relax the body.
Meditate and calm your mind
Meditation can be used to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. It doesn’t have to be a long meditation! 10 minutes of your day to meditate can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.
Relax in a warm bath
A weekly warm bath with Epsom salts to soothe aches and pains and help boost magnesium levels, which can be depleted by stress. Light a candle and read a book to take your mind off your stressors!
Take a walk in nature
It can be a stroll through a park, or a hike in the woods. Research shows that being in nature can increase energy levels, reduce depression and boost well-being. Sunlight also synthesizes Vitamin D, which experts believe is a mood elevator!
Spend some time with a furry friend
Time with animals is known to lower the stress hormone (cortisol) and boosts oxytocin, which stimulates happiness. If you don’t have a pet, hang out with a friend who does or volunteer at a shelter where pets are in need of some love!
Get a good night’s sleep
Maintain your energy and increase productivity by getting good sleep. Waking up tired can mess up your whole day!
Take maca regularly
Last but not least, maca works to elevate your emotional mood, leading to reduced anxiety and stress. This is most likely a function of the dense nutrition within the root combined with its hormone balancing properties and unique nutrients called macamides. Red or black maca is known to improve mental health, but learn more about which maca is the best fit for your needs here!
Enjoy the day!
--The Maca Team