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Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

How to Maintain General Wellness Despite a Busy Schedule

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Your mental and physical wellness is essential no matter what kind of busy schedule you have. Taking care of your mind, body, and soul will give you a fulfilling effect, reduce stress levels, boost your mood, make you active and strong to handle your daily activities.


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Get enough sleep

No matter how busy your schedule is, always take some time to relax your mind and body. Getting enough sleep makes your body and mind active and ready to handle the next day’s activities. Sleep might be the one most important factor toward healthy self-care. And the posture of your sleep is so important too.


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Exercising does not only mean going to the gym. Once in a while, consider walking to the office and taking a 30-minute stroll. Or take part in any physical activity that will ensure you stretch, strengthen, and/or burn the calories to keep fit.

Also, consider taking an anatomy class from Learn Muscles, which can teach you more about the human body and how it works. With internet access nowadays, our world is opened up to learning from home. This way, you can make an informed decision about your exercise routine.


Delegate duties

If you are overwhelmed with work and want to ensure maximum productivity, you can consider outsourcing some labor from freelancers, graphic designers, and other services. Or, you can assign duties to your employees to allow them time to relax. Your body needs a day or two for complete relaxing withdrawal from all activities.



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Use vacation time

You can use vacation time to engage in activities that boost your well-being. If you have a week free, perhaps you can find a tranquil place to decompress, relax, and rejuvenate.


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a moment’s break…

Or perhaps you only have a few moments? Then find a place to sit and have a meal, snack, or simply a cup of coffee.


Or, if you have a long vacation time, like six months, you can use this time to start a garden. Some plants take 3-6 months to grow.

Seeing plants grow will give you a fulfilling effect. Engaging in farm activities like digging is equivalent to exercising. Plants have a therapeutic effect that will relieve you from stress and make you happy.


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Eating nutritiously

You might be so busy that you don’t find time to make healthy meals for yourself. Well, how about making a menu for the week? You can take a day to prepare all healthy meals for you and your family. The food should last you for a week, so you don’t have to worry about what’s for dinner or breakfast. Consider the storage measures that will keep your food fresh for a week.


Finding a new career that you love

A successful person is not defined by being financially stable, but by loves what they do. Doing what you love boosts your commitments. You feel happy and stress-free doing what you love and are good at.


RELAUNCH! can work as your virtual career coach and give you tips on how to go about switching careers.


Prioritizing self-care

Make sure you set aside at least 15 minutes a day for self-care before getting into your busy schedule. This will boost your productivity. Connect with yourself, identify what you need, and make it a part of your daily routine.


Another form of self-care is clearing up your space to release bad energy. Things like a thorough cleaning, decluttering, and giving your place a fresh look invite positivity.


It’s also a great technique for coping with stress and clearing your mind. Ensure that you are aware of your trigger points and develop ways of dealing with them.


Do not compare yourself to anyone

Never compare yourself with anyone. Acknowledge that what you are doing is the best. Schedule time for yourself, treat your body, take breaks from work, go for therapeutic massage to relieve your body from stress, and keep your mind and body relaxed.


Be realistic to yourself, give yourself goals you can quickly achieve, don’t be harsh to your body, mind, or soul. Don’t push yourself too hard when you are down, learn to have free work time to listen to yourself, and be positive. Being positive helps you overcome all the challenges presented to you without seeing them as threats.


Get off social media

To get a positive frame of mind, switch off ocassionally from tech life; go on a “digital diet.” Consider adding in social meetings and face-to-face interactions.



As much as duty calls, and you’re striving to be successful, mental wellness is as essential. Taking care of your mental and physical wellness will keep you fit, stress-free, healthy, and active and able to handle everyday activities, boosting your productivity and concentration at work.


It is so important to always have time for your own self-care and wellness.


This article was written primarily by Camille Johnson (bereaver.com).