January is that time of the year where you tell yourselves the same thing every year, “New year, new me”. Although it gets wearying to say over and over again, it’s a reset button for you to reassess yourselves. This month marks the starting point of endless possibilities that you will make happen. That’s why you should not be focusing only on your health goals but your overall well-being. You must look after yourselves on top of all the things you juggle on a daily. Here’s a self-care checklist to keep you in check throughout the year:
Make it a habit to start or end your day with a clear and present mind. Meditation will help you focus on your breathing, remain or return to your present state of mind, and ultimately fasten yourself to the here and now. You have the freedom to do your meditation the way you want it to be. Try putting on some relaxing music and listening to meditation apps. This will set the mood and become your guide until you finish your session.
Maintain an active lifestyle
Sitting long hours in front of your laptop can take a toll on your health in the long run. Staying active is extra challenging especially during this time but it doesn’t mean that you can’t. All you have to do is to be a little bit more creative. Doing quick home workouts can be fun and will surely get you pumped to go through your day.
Tidy up your working space
How many times have you said that you will declutter your desk or room and ultimately fails to follow through? The reason why this task gets too overwhelming is that you continue to put it off for too long. The key is to set a day in a week and make it your cleaning day. In this way, a weeks-worth of clutter will be more manageable and realistic to deal with rather than a months-worth of load. Having a tidy and functional workspace will do wonders both for your mood and productivity.