Effective Self-Care: How To Do It Right

We live a few years in this world if that is life in the right perspective because if we do so, we could imagine how irrelevant our lives are. To live those few years, it is imperative that we take optimum care of ourselves because it is our lives that we live and not of any other. We would need to be selfish with our lives because nobody would offer their lives to us if we are to lose it by the side of the road. To understand this would not be complex if you could close your eye and imagine how it would be if the world around us ceases to exist or on the contrary, we cease to exist in this world.

To enjoy the few years, we have for ourselves we would need to put in place a strict regime or discipline to ensure we have the right self-care methods in place to provide us a healthy and enjoyable life. It would be prudent to see how many of us do so and put in place good self-care methods to ensure our life is worth with what we are doing with it.

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Primary objectives of self-care

For an objective, self-care endeavor would be to take the right type of foods. This is where most of us fail to justify to ourselves and end up either obese or overweight with no recourse to being slim again, however much they would try. Food has been our main life-supporting ingredient but that is what we are abusing immensely. We always eat the wrong food and once obese or overweight we try all the gimmicks mentioned on every media forgetting that we had a chance to control it. That is how gullible we are, and it is an apt case of locking the stable doors after the horses have bolted. If we could control our diet and ensure we eat the right type of foods, we could save ourselves many a heartache and the need to follow weight loss programs.

Exercise could be the other very important aspect which we always would try to procrastinate and never get around it but when we are staring the line of obesity in front of us that we try to rectify it. It may be too late as many who have been obese find it difficult to get back to normalcy in physique and weight after sometime. If we are to exercise regularly, it would be unlikely that we would end up by smashing the weight scale.

Other methods could help

Our mind plays many a trick with us and we would need to keep it in good working order and ensure that it does not misbehave with us. We could pamper our bodies and keep our mind very happy. That would be something that some may not be able to comprehend but that is the fact of the matter. If we could keep our bodies happy then there is not an iota of doubt that the mind too would be happy.

A soothing massage to our bodies after a good cleaning bubble bath would rejuvenate us like none other. It would give our mind the impetus to act better and be productive too when necessary. The blood flow through our bodies would improve and with it the mind would start working better. It is often said that a tired body keeps a tired mind which is the truth.

Some of us who have not experienced a full body massage from a professional would not know the exhilarating experience that it brings forth. It is one of the best self-care methods to ensure that that the body does what it takes to make the mind work.

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Sleep the best self-care method

Adequate sleep is a must for our bodies and it is one of the most important self-care methods that would keep our body and mind alert and well at all times. Regularly by depriving our bodies of sleep that is generally needed the body is sure to collapse on a heap when it just cannot take it more. In today’s busy and noisy world sleep could be a luxury for those who would be living in cities or its urban areas. Noise pollution is at its peak and many a complaint is being made on every possible media about how sleep deprivation has caused many an issue in many people.

If one were to be deprived of sleep regularly due to extremes of incessant noises, there has been a new contraption that has been introduced into the market. It is aptly named the white noise machine. It is a state of the art idea backed by very simple technology. We could be disturbed by our slumber with either one huge noise, or it could be a continuous or incessant noise. What this machine does is that it would create a constant sound which would be pleasant. The continuous noise would supersede the other noises and ensure that the subject, in this case, us without let or hindrance.

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Research has found that a continuous noise would not be a disturbance when you sleep; it is the irregular loud or even a low noise in fits and starts that would create the break in sleep. This white noise machine would create the right ambiance to ensure that the noise would be continuous and pleasant too, to ensure we could sleep through it and not be disturbed at sudden sounds emanating from various sources. This simple technology could be helpful to make a better species from what we are, and that is something that would not change,

We need to practice and ensure that our bodies receive the optimum amount of sleep which should not be misunderstood as to what we said. If we could control sleep deprivation, the country would also be a better place with a more healthy society.


Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the foreignspolicyi.org started.