As a student or a young professional in Delhi, your daily schedule probably looks like the chorus of Rihanna’s song “Work”. Which means you barely have any free time to prioritise your physical or mental wellbeing in between managing your work, classes, side projects and social life. And that can lead to you feeling super stressed or burnt out. But it’s not your fault, you just don’t have the time and money to invest towards changing your lifestyle completely or starting a new wellness regime. And that’s perfectly understandable.
But what if we told you that you can practise self-care right from the comfort of your girls’ PG in Laxmi Nagar without disrupting your daily routine? That’s right. It’s possible to weave wellness into your lifestyle from the comfort of your home in an easy and practical way. Take a look at our top tips and suggestions to start feeling like your best self.
Schedule mini-breaks throughout the day
We know your to-do list is probably overflowing with tasks that need your attention. And this can make it difficult to take some time out for yourself. But it’s time to add self-care to your list of priorities. Mini-breaks can be a great way for you to do this. They don’t need to be more than five or ten minutes in duration, but they should involve a task that you enjoy doing and will take your mind off stress. Making yourself a cup of tea, catching up on a chapter from a novel, or even taking a shower can be a great way to use your mini-breaks productively. You could even use this time to do simple chores that will keep your hands busy and keep you away from your laptop screen. Physical work makes you concentrate on the task at hand, helping you not only take a proper break from the chain of constantly buzzing thoughts about work that can tire you mentally but also help you cut down on the amount of household work you’re left with at the end of the day.
Get some exercise
We’re sure you know all about the long term benefits that exercise can have on your physical health, but did you know that it can also have an immediate effect on your mood? Performing physical activity releases endorphins in your body, making you feel happier and more energised. Plus, there’s no one correct way to do it. Whether it’s swimming, dancing, cycling, yoga or heading to the gym, feel free to choose a form that you enjoy, to get the most out of it. You can always ask one of your friends to be your workout buddy or join a class if you prefer being around others.
Skip your phone
Much as we’re all addicted to social media and being on our phones 24×7, it can get a little tiring to have to keep up with the world online all the time. Take some time every week to skip checking your social media or scrolling through your phone. This can just be a tech-free day that you spend catching up with your roommates in your ladies hostel or hanging out with friends. You’re going to feel a lot better with actual human interaction than by counting the likes on your Instagram post. You could even make this a group routine so that every time you and your friends hang out, you can have a no-phones policy.
Helping yourself feel better physically and mentally shouldn’t be something that you put off for a later day. It’s something that you should focus on starting from today. We hope these tips help you take better care of yourself. You deserve it!