I’m a firm believer in self care – I believe if you don’t take care of yourself, then you wont have much left to offer others. I think it’s so important to invest in yourself, so you have the energy and desire to give your best to others. I personally find it hard to put myself first, often treating others much better than I treat myself, not only in terms of what I do but how I talk to myself – it’s something I’m working on for this year.
So if you’re like me and struggle to take care of yourself, here are some tips to make sure you’re taking the best care of yourself.
1. Treat Your Body Like a Temple
Think about what you put into your body on a regular basis. There’s no harm in enjoying desserts here and there and some drinks for a special occasion, but it’s very important to think about what you’re doing on a daily basis. If you own a car, chances are you wouldn’t put sugar or MSG into the tank, because you know it needs petrol to run best, so why do you treat your body any less? Think about the quality of food you’re putting into your body and the nutritional value that it has. Always buy the best quality food you can and for everything that’s not healthy, remember moderation is the key.
2. Go For Regular Checkups
As we get older, it’s easy to forget about checking in with our health and assuming so long as there’s no obvious problem everything’s OK. I personally think it’s very important to go for regular checkups, so you can have the best tinnitus treatment and ensure that your health is as good as possible. I think one thing people often forget to do is have regular dental checkups. You’re going to want to have your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. A proper dental clean is so important as it allows the dentist to get in their deep and remove all the plague normal brushing simply can’t tackle. Likewise you should be going to dentist once a year for an annual checkup. If your health is normal, then I think seeing your GP once a year for an annual checkup should be sufficient to keep on top of any health issues that might slowly crop up.
3. Don’t Neglect Your Feet
Depending on where you live, your feet probably spend most of their “lives” covered up by socks, shoes and maybe even slippers. As such, it’s very easy to neglect foot problems as they’re far away and you probably don’t spend much time looking at them. If you’re able to walk, then you’re going to want to take care of your feet to keep them in the best shape as you age. I suggest taking the time to give them a pedicure at home to keep your nails healthy and to check out the condition of your feet. If you’ve noticed any issues then you might want to take a look at https://seniorsforseniors.ca/foot-care-services or https://spectrumhealthcare.com/foot-care for some foot care services.
It’s so important to take care of yourself and your body. Investing a little time each week here and there to check in with yourself and to see how you’re treating your body is so important.