Today, a lot of people feel a hefty amount of stress because of the way body image has dominated media. Some have even gotten to the point that they develop eating disorders because of how they feel. What a lot of people really need, is to focus on being kinder to themselves and their bodies. Most feel that they’re already being kind, but are they really? The next few paragraphs will give you a few tips on how to treat your body with kindness.
The first and easier way to treat yourself better would be to make sure that you get as much rest as you need each day. Take make it a habit each day, not just on Sundays, to give yourself time to relax. Read a book, listen to music, or take a walk in nature.
Pamper Your Skin
Sometimes the best pampering is taking a little time to give your face a lift. Treating your skin to a facial is a great way to show your body you love it and nourish your skin at the same time.
Let Yourself Have Fun
Do you ever feel guilty when you take days off or try to do fun things with friends and family? Take in a new movie, have a picnic at the park. Do something that makes you laugh. As adults, sometimes it's easy to forget that life is about having fun too.
Try A New Healthy Recipe
One of the first places you can start with self-care is by making good choices of things to put in your body for fuel. Eating healthy can be fun and exciting if you make the effort to put a little more spice in your life. Literally.
Pamper Yourself with a Spa Massage
A lot of people feel like massage is something reserved for wealthy people, but people forget that during this time, many hotels and luxury spas have great deals on body pampering services. Check out one in your area today.
Take Care Of Your Emotions
Stress is the major contributor to overeating and chronic health conditions. Take some time to pray or meditate or both. Science has shown that meditation and prayer can actually reduce blood pressure, solve difficult life problems, and create more joy and peace in your life.
Get Away from Technology And Meet With People
Technology these days has been very good at absorbing nearly all of the free time that people have, especially during these challenging times. However, a computer or cell-phone can’t take the place of a hug, a touch, or having someone close to share your joys and challenges with. Make sure to spend more time with friends and family.
Create a home gym and fill it with fun workout gadgets. Purchase an exercise ball, a new yoga mat, workout to a new video, or add a new stretch routine to your workout. Getting physical increases your ‘feel good” hormones and helps you who your body more self love.
Connect With Nature
Can you image a world without the sound of birds? The crashing of an ocean wave? The smell of fresh, clean air. Sometimes people take for granted the beauty all around them by neglecting spending time in nature. Take a brisk walk in nature and feel the love it can give you through the trees, wildlife, and vitamins from the sun.
Music has the power to change your emotions from sad to happy, from stressed to peaceful, from apprehensive to confident. Turn off the t.v. and listen to your favorite music as a way to indulge in its healing notes.
One common struggle with people who are losing weight is the feeling of constant hunger. Could it be you’re really hungry for life? Try a few of these self-care Sunday activities and you may experience a decrease in appetite because now, you are not only feeding your body, but you’re feeding your soul too.
Best Selling Author, Medical Weight Loss Specialist & Life Coach