Low-Effort Ways to Practice Self Care

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Last week on Vista del Rey Blog, we brought you a few of the reasons why it’s so necessary to practice self care regularly. As promised, we’re here this week with some simple things you can do to start cultivating a lifestyle full of intentional self care!

Whether you’re a master at taking time to relax or you have a long-standing habit of writing in a journal to process your feelings, there is always something new to discover when it comes to learning about yourself. Try one of our low-effort ideas today!

Go For a Walk

When was the last time you went on a walk just because? With our busy lives, it’s easy to constantly be thinking about the next destination we need to get to or the next stop we need to make, and sometimes we forget how relaxing it is to take a relaxed and leisurely stroll to the end of the street and back. Not only is it good for your physical body to get moving, but it’s a great way to help the mind and soul unwind, as well.

Do a Ten-Minute Cleanup

If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, a simple ten-minute cleanup will surely help you to feel a little bit better. It’s easier to feel serene and clear-headed in a space that is free of clutter and chaos, and so a quick yet intentional effort to make your apartment more orderly is a great way to remind yourself that you value clarity and peace of mind.

Get Offline for an Hour

In a world where we are so dependent on our electronic devices, it can be really overwhelming to be connected to a constant stream of news, messages, TV shows, and other forms of media. While you obviously aren’t online 24/7, making a mindful decision to unplug for an hour can be a great way to practice self care. This may seem hard at first, but as you practice it, you might find yourself craving some intentional time away from technology.

Enjoy a Favorite Meal

Sometimes when you feel like you need to pay a little bit extra attention to yourself, it can be a great opportunity to enjoy one of your favorites. Go out to one of your favorite restaurants that serve this dish or cook it at home. Whichever way you choose to enjoy it, take some time to remember why you love it and to send yourself little reminders that it’s a good thing to treat yourself every once in a while.

What’s something simple you do here in Tacoma, WA to practice self care? Share below in the comments!