We get so caught up in our day to day life that we forget to take care of ourselves. I almost had a mental breakdown at work with little sleep I got. Here are 5 really good and hopefully easy things to do for self-care that I do for myself that I find helpful and simple.
1. Make time for sleep, seriously
Ever since I started taking time out for myself to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night I truly felt more energized to do things. I really thought sleep was whatever but it really is important to feeling good for the day. Set your alarm, put the phone away, and make a time to get in bed every night if you can; you'll feel better in the morning.
2. Exercise (even if it's a 5 minute walk)
I am not saying exercise is super easy and I am not saying you have to do an hour of running on the treadmill, but if you can even walk around the block for ten minutes, you'll feel more energized and better than before. Getting active will truly help you feel more active to do other things.
3. Replace a "bad" snack with a "good" snack
I still eat oreos and chips, but once in while making the choice to eat and apple with peanut butter instead of cookies makes me feel in control of my health and feel less crappy for putting food in my body that fuels it. Sometimes, make the effort for the better choice.
4. Drink Water
I thought drinking water was a whatever thing as well but getting plenty of water in a day is not only good for your health but helps you feel active for the day (for me personally). Makes you less hungry and stay hydrated, putting me in a better mood.
5. Make time for fun!
I get so caught up in school, interning, chores, work, bills, errands, etc. I forget to have fun. I make sure to take an hour out of my day to watch Family guy, or take a night off to go to the bar with friends, however making sure my important projects and homework are done. Plan ahead for a good time!
Hope these help you take care of yourself a bit more.