When a person gets up every day, showers, has breakfast, lunch or dinner, they don’t have to think about it or decide anything. They simply do it, because it’s part of their daily routine. To escape from this control over reality, in our free time, outside of work life and apart from household chores, we should try to gain healthy habits. This can include anything from going out with family and friends, to exercising and participating in cultural activities, but how do we organise our routine so that it is balanced both mentally and physically?
Sleeping and eating disorders, tiredness, feeling of lack of time or apathy are all elements that our body manifests through a lack of healthy well-being. Simply by working to increase our self-esteem, not only does your appearance start to improve but you’ll also see more goals achieved, because you feel good and it shows. The latter improves your ability to overcome, which can then be transferred to other aspects of a person’s life such as relationships, intellect, independence, and the ability to not just fall sleep but get quality sleep. Curious, isn’t it?
Your first thought might be that you just don’t have enough time for other things, but in reality it’s all a question of priorities. And, if your priority isn’t you, the recommendation is to first meditate. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of a few activities that should form part of any wellness calendar for personal self-care. At Hotel Green Suites Sevilla, we encourage you to organise your own compilation with these suggestions to find the balance that you need in your life and routine to feel better.
Time for Exercise
Exercise is a lifesaver. From practicing a sport, whether that be football or tennis, to doing aerobics and getting involved in the world of personal fitness. Exercising your body and developing your muscles at least two times a week is essential. It isn’t just about getting your body into shape, but also about getting it working and moving normally again, especially for those who suffer from contractures or cervical pain.
Physical inactivity is an important factor in the appearance of different chronic illnesses, as well as psychological issues. For this reason, exercising daily has become one of the most highly recommended activities that holds a lot of benefits, not only for physical health, but also mental and emotional well-being.
Time to Take Up Hobbies
A lot of activities can be considered hobbies. This refers to activities that fly by when you are doing them, simply because you enjoy doing them, and a lot of hobbies can even work dually for self-improvement. In fact, our hobbies are a reflection of our personality.
Reading, writing, listening to music, watching series’, playing videogames, etc. In your list of activities, can you pinpoint which hobby is your favourite? Dedicate your free time to that activity and explore it in a way that you can get to know yourself better. Regularly practice your hobbies, as well as explore new ones, this is an excellent way to communicate daily with yourself and remember who you are, as well as the link to ties with other people that may just lead to new friendships.
Time for Socialising
No, spending time with your friends isn’t technically a hobby. Meeting up and contacting people, are more than hobbies, they’re forms of socialising which is more necessary than you might think for feeling good.
“Man is by nature a social animal” a phrase by the philosopher Aristotle (384-322, BC) to show that we are born to be social and need others to survive.
As creatures destined to live in society, social isolation can also contribute to poor health in the long run. So whether it’s a phone call or arranging a meeting, it’s important to keep in touch and take care of our social ties.
Time to Connect With Nature
Putting healthy daily activities on automatic allows you to enjoy more time and focus your mind and energy on more pleasant or necessary things. A simple walk can change your way of viewing the day in just 15 minutes. Set time aside to connect with nature and relax. At the very least connect with trees, birds and breathe in a bit of fresh air.
Time to Not Do Anything
Continually doing things can cause stress and anxiety. Habits protect and help us to feel safe. A routine also makes our time and effort worth it, and it gives us the opportunity to live what interests us more intensely. But, in order to be able to endure the fast and chaotic pace of our lives, we need to reserve some time to stop. Even if it’s just 10 minutes, try to find some time each day to practice the wonderful art of not doing anything. You deserve to sit, for a little while during the day, give yourself the pleasure of not having a purpose or objective.
Learn art and history through other cultures, as well as discover new forms of entertainment or even try new recipes. Every known bit of knowledge will open doors to new experiences. Don’t go to sleep without learning something new. This is what gives meaning to the word “live”.
This point may sound excessively broad, but it’s a reality. Each day we have the possibility to try new things or discover something that you did not know before, why not take advantage of the opportunity? Not only will you feel more accomplished, but you’ll also expand your expectations and your goals.
If your body and mind work together to create a healthy environment, the emotional balance will come easy. So, although it might sound a bit tedious to create a wellness calendar for self-care, it will help make your life more interesting. Are you ready to apply it to your everyday life?