It is important to have self love and practice self care but it’s best if they can become a habit. By having a healthy balanced lifestyle, we will constantly be practicing self care and will always feel the self love.
So how can we have a healthy balanced lifestyle?
Follow a regular sleep pattern
Our bodies prefer regularity since it follows a circadian rhythm, which is a natural cycle that directs sleep patterns during a 24 hour period. Hence our sleep patterns need to be consistent to ensure a good night’s sleep which is essential for a healthy lifestyle.
Have regular meal times
Since regularity is what our bodies prefer, our meal times should be regular as well. The times of the day and night that we eat does affect our circadian rhythm.
Be aware of food intake
We need to have a balanced diet for a healthy lifestyle. Hence we need to be mindful of the food we eat and try to consume different types of food at every meal.
Do reasonable amount of moderate exercise
Our bodies need movement and can’t be sedentary all the time, which is why exercise is known to be important for a healthy lifestyle. Just a few minutes brisk walking around the block is sufficient. Even some of our household chores can be considered as exercising.
Pay attention to priorities
Our to do list is always never ending and everyday there will be something new to be done. Hence we need to set priorities and focus only on what is important on the current day.
Give yourself permission to relax
We cannot be on the go all the time as it will put excessive strain on our mind and body. For a balanced healthy lifestyle, we need to set aside time to relax and refresh ourselves.
For a truly healthy balanced lifestyle, our mental health is important as well. Being optimistic not only makes us feel more contented but will also benefit our physical health.
So those are some ways on how we can have a healthy balanced lifestyle, to constantly be practicing self care and loving ourselves to the fullest potential.