Selfcare is about educating yourself to look after your health the best way possible. When we say health here, we do not only mean your physical health; we also mean your mental health. The problem with self-care is that many people try to make a massive lifestyle change at once and so they fail. Please do not put yourself under such pressure; it could even be counteractive. Start by doing one thing and then build from there.
You could try committing say 10 minutes of your day and build up to an hour or more as time goes on. During that time, you could write in your journal, sketch, knit, read, practice yoga, or meditate. You can even go for a walk outdoors. Your act of self-care also does not have to have an end goal. The point is to practice it regularly enough that you cultivate a caring attitude towards yourself. Still, you could end up seeing positive improvements in some areas that you’re trying to fix.
One of the ways that you can practice self-care is to do as much as you can to manage stress, sleep better, eat the right foods and exercise. A retreat to Hood River and our spa is a great way to start your self-care journey. Our team of experts will also be on ground to give you some essential tips and help you decide what is best for you. In light of that, here are some tips from us on five acts that can help you with your self-care.
A sleep routine is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Start by decluttering your bedroom and making it peaceful. Please stay away from all screens and even try a sleep meditation when it’s time for bed. You will discover that you’ll start to feel better.
We’ve already suggested this one up there, but here it is. Change is as good as rest and a weekend that you book away with wellness in mind will do wonders for you. We have wellness programs that you can participate in, and Hood River is a city that you will love.
Mindful walking and even a regular hike have been proven to do a lot when it comes to reducing stress. Take walks as much as you can and do your best to really soak in your environment. You’ll discover that you’re all the better for it.
Meditation has lots of health benefits. It can even rewire your brain and improve your mood significantly. Self-care is not complete without some form of meditation. There are many apps that you could download to help in your meditation journey, or you could join a class.
You can successfully carry out all the acts listed above when you visit Hood River. While here, don’t forget to visit our spa at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Our therapists are ready and capable of taking care of you, your self-care needs, and your spa needs. Contact us today!