by Ella Bigno
Live a healthier and happier life, you deserve it! Self-care is an essential practice for every day living, and a key element in naturopathic medicine. Don’t wait until you are completely burnt out to give yourself permission to rest, relax, and rejuvenate, look at what you can do on a daily basis to keep yourself feeling full. Here are five tips on how you can incorporate self-care into your lifestyle…
With an endless display of spectacular natural attractions in this world, nothing rejuvenates the mind, body and spirit like going on a journey and immersing yourself in the elements. Holoholo in Hawaiian means going out for pleasure. Remember to schedule yourself time for refreshing trips in nature.
Intermittent cleansing is an essential part of maintaining health and vitality in an increasingly toxic world. Here’s a simple idea for a cleanse: Substitute a heavy breakfast with fresh, nutritious juice and adhere to a colorful, plant based diet for one week. Give your body time and extra energy for restoration.
Build a relationship with plant medicines. You’ll be amazed that everything we require for healing and restoring balance is provided for us by the ‘Aina (land). Incorporate healing superfoods into your regular diet and invigorate your meals with nutrient dense additives. Enjoy special herbal teas, tonic elixirs, and seek out herbal tinctures for your medicinal needs.
It is easy to become inundated with daily responsibilities, work, and mindless time leaks such as social media. Remember to dedicate time to your art and any kind of fun and creative expression that will ignite your imagination and satiate your inner child.
Get a Head Start
It is a noble act to dedicate half an hour every morning to nourishing activities that will set the foundation for your day in alignment with your values and goals and pave the way to bright future prospects. I recommend guided or silent meditation, outdoor exercise, yoga, reading self-written positive affirmations, herbal tea and an inspiring book, or journaling to name a few.