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Here's What to Do in 2021 to Take Care of Yourself 18 January, 2021   

Even though the previous year was tough for the whole world, it has taught us a valuable life lesson: we need to slow down and take care of ourselves because if we don’t, nobody else will. The beginning of a new year is definitely the best time to make some decisions and choices for ourselves. We feel fresh and excited about a new page in our lives, in expectation of what it will bring us. That’s why this is the best time of the year to make a rough plan of what your aims are and how you want to manage your time. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s what to do in 2021 to take care of yourself


Eat well


One of the top self-care tips that will motivate you is to eat well. Good food is the basis for a healthy and fulfilled life. This doesn’t imply some strict and highly restrictive diets – it means eating a balanced diet. A balanced diet means a healthy combination of diverse fruits and veggies, nuts, dairy products and meat. You should steer clear from highly processed foods and stick to wholegrain and fresh food. Of course, moderation is the key: it doesn’t mean that you can’t have some unhealthy food now and then.


Get active


Being active and doing some, even simple and small physical activities and exercises do a lot both for your mental and physical state. Think about some activities that you enjoy and try incorporating them into your daily routine. It can be brisk walking, jogging, cycling or going to the gym. If you find a workout buddy, it will help you by keeping you accountable and motivate you. You should push yourself, but carefully as you don’t want to overdo it – it could have negative effects eventually. 


Give your body some TLC


In order to feel good about yourself, you should do nice things for your body and psyche. Nurture your hair, pamper it with some highly-nourishing hair masks, get a haircut, change your style – do whatever makes you happy, of course, having in mind its health in the first place. You can do the same with your skin, boost it and make it more elastic and radiant with exfoliating scrubs, peelings and hydrating creams for your face and body. Take care of your nails, do a regular mani-pedi to keep your nails looking nice and tidy. Add color to them by using some vibrant long-lasting gel colors. It will turn your boring and dull nails into fun and modern ones. 


Take some time for yourself


It always a good idea to take some free time for yourself. During this time you can do whatever relaxes you and makes you happy. You can read your favorite book, watch your favorite TV show, do some DIY projects or some hobby, basically, you can even do nothing if that helps you relax from the work and other house, as well as life, obligations that are imposed upon us. This is the time for you when you get in touch with yourself and get to yourself better. 


Learn something new


It’s always a good time to learn something new. In that way, we improve ourselves and we are able to get a whole new skill. It helps us keep our brain active and always on alert. Think about some things that you’ve always wanted to get acquainted with, but you somehow never had the time. Now is the perfect time to take up something, don’t postpone it anymore. One other thing that the pandemic has taught us is that life is short as well as unpredictable and we should try to use every moment in the best way possible. This can include anything from learning a foreign language, writing a book, a cooking class, a class in design., etc. depending on your preferences. 


Switch off from the world from time to time


In the digital era that we live in today, we are constantly getting annoying notifications from all kinds of messaging apps as well as social networks and sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. So, what we all need from time to time is to go offline. Simply, turn off your phone, or leave it somewhere and do something completely independent from it. You will see, it will have positive effects on you. 

Spend quality time with family and friends

Even though the pandemic has limited us as far as gathering and visiting our friends and relatives is concerned, there are still ways that we can be in touch with them. Here, the advantages of the digital era are shown the best. We are all connected and online, so different apps provide us with the possibility of making video calls with our loved ones, regardless of where in the world they are. We should strive for maintaining our social skills in any way we can until life goes completely back to normal. 


By being healthy and happy with ourselves, we will be able to take better care of ourselves. It’s quintessential that we keep in mind that we should always find some time for ourselves, as it will give us both a physical and mental boost.

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