The Importance of Sleep, Exercise and Self Care
Oftentimes, we get lost in the daily grind of an 8 to 5 routine, lost in our work only to pay the bills. The importance of sleep, exercise and self care should be made a priority because you only have one body, and keeping yourself healthy will set the foundation for every other activity in your life.
Sleep, Exercise and Self Care – How to Make it a Priority
- Set a Bedtime and Stick to It – Sleep is when your body works on repairing itself and processing the thoughts you’ve collected throughout the day. Without enough sleep, you’re likely to be less productive throughout the day, make poor choices, and physically drained. You need a minimum of 7-9 hours of sleep each night, so count back from the time you need to wake up, set a bedtime, and stick to it.
- Get Regular Exercise – Any kind of activity that gets your heartrate up can have a positive impact on your physical and mental health. Exercise is one way your body releases stress and produces neurotransmitters that make you feel good. Join a class or boot camp, or go to the gym with a friend to keep you motivated.
- Treat Yo Self – Yes, treating yourself is also an important part self-care. Ideally, a weekly “date” is a good goal to shoot for, and it doesn’t have to cost money, either (but it certainly can!) Get your nails done, go for a hike, paint… anything that makes you feel happy.
Regular sleep, exercise and self care may take some work to get in the routine, but once you do, you’ll be thanking yourself for the benefits you’ll reap.