5 Free Fun Ideas for Self-Care Sunday
There's been a lot of talk about self-care these days. As anxiety and depression have increased, being mindful of your own needs is more important than ever. When you unwind and slow down, you are able to better cope with the daily grind. Decreasing stress also means relieving skin issues and lowering the risk of health problems.
And let's clear up this misunderstanding: practicing self-care isn't selfish. You are doing what you need to do to manage daily stressors in life and take care of your well-being. If anything, it helps you support the people in your life. When you take care of yourself and are not stressed, you are better able to meet the needs of others.
So what are you doing to stay physically, mentally, and emotionally well? Here are 5 free fun ideas that we love!
1) Hang out with your dog or cat. Did you know petting animals releases "feel good" hormones like dopamine and serotonin? Studies also show it lowers your blood pressure, too!
2) Write in a gratitude journal. People who think more positively live longer, have lower rates of depression, and better cardiovascular health.
3) Create a calm/happy playlist and listen to it.
4) Make yourself a delicious meal.
Some favorite self-care routines at Love & Pebble Headquarters are reading a book, yoga, and of course, pampering our skin with Beauty Pops. (We're biased - what can we say? We love using our product!)
Whatever you choose to do, make sure you actually make it happen for yourself. You deserve it!