Staying safe at home is the right choice, and it is more important than ever to remember to make space for self care. Engaging in self care can be challenging, so we’ve collected some expert suggestions to make it easier…
We all know it’s possible to get too little sleep, but it’s also possible to get too much! Resist the urge to sleep in or stay up too late. A regular sleep schedule will help you feel grounded, and protect your physical and emotional health.
Move Your Body
We all need to practice social distance, but we also need to move! If possible, find a safe space like a quiet park or your neighborhood street to take a walk. The exercise will help you reduce stress and fatigue, and improves overall mood.
While a little indulging never hurt, now is the time to practice healthy eating habits. Self care foods can include green vegetables, nuts and lean protein. Choosing snacks like fruit, veggies and baked crackers helps you manage your hunger and keep your energy up throughout the day. Don’t forget to drink water!
Eating your best but still need a treat? So do we! Check out this recipe for a healthier pound cake that’s as indulgent as the original. We’ve featured this recipe on our downloadable recipe cards. Just click to download and print.
Remember all of those projects that you planned to tackle when you had time? Now’s the time! It’s easy to get overwhelmed with organization. Small steps, like decluttering that junk drawer or a closet, can be an act of self care. You can also take this time to declutter your schedule. Set up a calendar or planner with your typical weekly schedule. Does it feel overwhelming? Look for places where you can say no, and free up time for what matters most to you.
Dance To The Music
A great playlist can lift your mood and get your feet moving! Check out our favorite tunes for a day spent at home, here on Spotify. (Spotify is a free service that you can download to your phone or computer)
Escape With A Good Book
Books transport us in the most magical ways. We are always on the hunt for amazing new literature – check out these reads that we’ve been loving! (These books are both available online for digital and print orders, if your library is closed)
IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU by Beth Duke is the kind of grand story that sweeps you along in its descriptions and makes the past feel like the present as you read it. The story jumps between the two timelines which worked really well and there was never a moment when I wanted to put this book down. I smiled, I cried, and my heart may have even broken a little at times, which is always the perfect sign to me that a book is special and IT ALL COMES BACK TO YOU by Beth Duke is definitely special. A must-read for fiction fans who love a dual timeline and excellent characters.” – Books Of All Kinds
Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives. This beautiful, undated hardcover journal with 52 listing prompts encourages readers to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in themselves, and ultimately transform their lives by figuring out exactly what makes them happy. – Amazon.com
We want to hear about what you are doing to bring yourself joy. Share a photo of your best self care routines on social media with the hashtag #myRubyRdstyle, so we can see your moments of joy!