2021 is finally here! Throughout the challenges of 2020, we anxiously waited for its successor to arrive. While each of us is cautiously optimistic and hopeful for better circumstances, we also need to prioritize our self-care routines.
If the past year taught us anything, we must make ourselves as strong as possible – both internally and externally. With this thought in mind, here are our top ten ways to upgrade your self-care routine in 2021:
1. Do Not Put Off Your Medical Exam any Longer
With COVID-19 restrictions, you can choose between in-person visits if you’re comfortable or else have an online check-up. However, the priority is to schedule an appointment with your doctor, an optometrist, and a dentist. It is best to ensure you are in top shape, and have strong immunity.
2. Prioritize Sleep
It’s time to set your sleeping pattern in order. Depriving yourself of sufficient sleep damages your cognitive abilities, your mood, and attention span. With time, you lose appetite, productivity, and good health.
3. Analyze Your Mental Health
After the shocking turnover of the entire world and our lives in general, checking your mental health is more important than ever. Take stock of yourself and see how well you manage stress, anxiety, and grief (if any).
Create a self-care routine that helps you cope with your challenges without crumbling internally. Make sure you have peace inside.
4. Learn More
It is time to give your brain more fuel and more horizons to explore. Limiting your pathways will burn you out mentally, and that is not going to improve life. Hence, make it a point to learn something new from now on.
Have you always fancied playing the guitar? Playing basketball? Or becoming a graphic designer? Now is the time to step out and inspire yourself professionally and personally.
5. Analyze Your Relationships
Analyze your relationships and see which ones are just making life better and which are completing you. Then devote time and energy to strengthening those relations that matter in life.
6. Go Offline
The dreadful notifications and the uncontrollable screen time is destroying the quality of your life. Create a routine that helps break this habit, reduces smartphone and laptop usage, and fills your time with more rewarding activities.
Never could make time for it before? 2021 is the year to make it a permanent habit. You will reap the rewards of it till the last day of your life.
8. Set Boundaries
You need to set firm boundaries around yourself and others if you are to accomplish good self-care. Practice good intentions but do not overwork or be mindless for that.
9. Make Meals Colorful
It is time to eat consciously. Give up on all the carbs and trade them for more greens, vegetables and drink plenty of water. Try new recipes but make sure they fill you up with nutrients.
10. Revamp Your Surroundings
Now that 2021 will see more of us at home, why not make the environment more fun, colorful and refreshing? Fill your home with plants, art, and bursts of color everywhere.