With just a little bit of attention to your own self care, you’ll feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. The world we live in today trains us to follow a routine: get up, go to school/work, come back home, do chores and then go to sleep. The only self care we get are the moments we get to have a snack or finally take a shower. One thing I’ve learned is that self care is more than just the physical things we do to our bodies. We have to take time out of our day to give our minds the break it needs. I have three simple tips to improve your own self care.
First, take the time to make yourself look good. If you look good, you will feel good and therefore have a positive outlook on your day.
Second, find time for yourself. Go on a walk, or listen to some music. Find the power within you to have some alone time. Nurture your uniqueness.
Third, develop a growth mindset. With this mindset there is no limit to your goals and aspirations. Everyone is capable of doing the absolute best they can do. When you get a negative thought, try to flip it and make it positive and I’m certain that your day to day life will improve. Always take care of you, because you will be with yourself forever.
Andy is currently majoring in Journalism/Mass Communication at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. He loves to watch Netflix, go on adventures with friends and family, and make people laugh. Without those people, he would not be the person he is today.