It’s normal for us to lose ourselves in the thrum of life from time to time. We have obligations and responsibilities, to our family, our friends, our employers, our communities. While we want to do all these things, there’s no denying that the pressure and stress levels can begin to creep up after a while. As such, in order to be at our best -- and to be there for our loved ones -- we need to take steps to look after ourselves. But how do we do this? We take a look at a few ways below.
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Life is complicated, but sometimes, we make it additionally complicated for ourselves. There are certain things we can do that’ll push us to be our best (say, eating well and exercising) and others that won’t (such as eating too much junk food or drinking alcohol). Part of looking after yourself involves taking a look at your lifestyle, and figuring out which parts are doing good for you, and which aren’t.
There’s always something to do. Helping a friend, travelling to work, tidying our homes -- and that could just be one day. In between all those things, where’s the time for ourselves? You’re not selfish if you take some time to read a book, listen to music, or meditate. It’s what you need to do to be at your best.
Life is fast paced and sometimes stressful, so look at learning how you can put a buffer between yourself and the outside madness. To get the tools that’ll help you stay at your best, look at taking a psychological first aid course with LIT First Aid & Lifeguard Training. During the course you’ll learn how to recognise and manage feelings of stress, and how to all-around practice self-care.