As you may have already learned from us, self care is incredibly important for your health and well-being. But sometimes it can be hard to know how to care for ourselves. It’s especially difficult if you’re not used to doing anything for yourself. However, there are many little ways you can provide your mind and body with the care they need and deserve. Here are 8 easy self care ideas to get you started.
1. Go for a Walk (or Hike)
Just being outside can greatly improve your mood, but if you go on a brisk walk or hike while outside, you’ll feel even better. It’s a great way to stop and enjoy nature while caring for yourself.
If you have a lot of clothes, decorations, or accessories that you don’t use, get rid of them. A cluttered home leads to a cluttered mind. You’ll feel freer and lighter when you get rid of all the things you don’t need.
Meditation is a great way to relieve stress and it only takes a few minutes out of your day. Just set a timer for 5 minutes and breathe deeply, releasing your worries as you do it. You’ll be amazed by how good it makes you feel!
4. Take a Bath
Whether it’s in your own tub or one of the vintage clawfoot tubs in Carson’s bathhouse, taking a bath is an incredibly relaxing experience. What better way to treat yourself than by soaking in warm mineral water?
Just doing some simple stretches in the morning or during a break at work can do wonders for your mind and body. It loosens you up and leaves you feeling great.
6. Get a Massage
Massages can also loosen you up and relax you. Especially when you get a customized massage at Carson’s spa.
7. Eat Healthy
Nothing says you love yourself more than eating healthy. If you eat for nourishment and energy rather than just for the sake of eating, you’ll see a huge difference in how you feel, mentally and physically.
8. Take a Nap
Nothing recharges your body quite like a power nap. The ideal length of time is usually about 20 minutes. You’ll feel ready to take on the world after those 20 minutes!
9. Unplug for an hour
Turn your phone off or on airplane mode for at least an hour. This will give you a chance to focus more on your surroundings and those you are with. The constant craving to check social media and text messages can be overwhelming.
10. Play a round of golf at Elk Ridge Golf Course
One of the best ways to alleviate some stress and practice self-care is by hitting the links. A round of golf can truly be a meditative process, even providing some surprising health benefits. So if you’re feeling stress and overwhelmed, take some time to soak up the beautiful surroundings all while playing golf.
Now these are just some of many ways to practice self-care. The key is to do what you love and what makes you feel good–like visiting Carson Hot Springs Golf & Spa Resort! Plan the ultimate self-care getaway by booking a stay with us today.