Ways to Practice Self-Care

Ways to Practice Self-Care

When you’re at work, everything you do is likely in service to your boss, and when you’re at home you probably feel like you’re in service to you kids, or certain expectations you have for yourself regarding how you should live. But the truth is, if you want to lead a truly happy, fulfilling life you need to make sure you practice self-care as well. Self-care is all about prioritizing your own physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs so that you’re actually capable of caring for others – and it’s crucial for making sure you’re strong enough to wake up everyday and keep doing everything you need to do with a smile. Self-care may not look like the same thing to everyone, but below are a few common, yet proven, ways to practice self-care that are certain to enhance your quality of life!

Make Time For You

Whether you want to pamper yourself with a spa day, take a nap, binge watch your favorite show, read a book, listen to music, or anything else – do it. Make time for yourself. Learn to be selfish once in a while and take the break you deserve. Giving yourself time to relax and unwind the way you want to will go a long way in making everything else in your life easier to deal with.

Eat Better

When you’re busy and just want something quick, it can be easy to skip a good meal in favor of something easier and more convenient. However, that often means your compromising your nutrition at the same time, which ultimately compromises your energy and concentration in the process. If you want to truly maximize your brainpower and motivation, making sure you eat healthy, nutritious meals and snacks consistently is the best way to go.


If you have a lot on your plate already, chances are exercise is the last thing on your mind. However, the truth is taking just 30 minutes out of your day to walk down the street or do some yoga can dramatically enhance your overall health and improve your focus – not to mention increase your energy levels.

Take A Break From The Virtual World

If you work on a computer, never put down your phone, and then unwind at the end of the day with even more screen time, you really should carve out a little time away from your devices once in a while. Opt instead to go to the park or somewhere outdoors with a lot of fresh air and natural scenery so that your mind can have time to process your own thoughts rather than just the artificial images and texts you always have in front of you.

Enjoy The Company Of Others

Perhaps while you’re out spending time away from your tech, you can reconnect with people in your life who really matter to you. Take your family out to dinner, or simply set aside some time to go out and do something fun with your friends. The point is to give yourself time to be you. Not so-and-so’s employee, not your spouse’s significant other, not mom or dad, just you. Laugh with those you love and let it heal you from within.


Lastly, if you just have too much to deal with and you need help, ask. At Good Neighbor Concierge, we are always ready to tackle any jobs you don’t have time for so that you can focus on making the most of the free time you do have. Need someone to come help you tidy up at home, or pick up your groceries? Maybe you need a personal assistant to take over for your office’s sick secretary? Whatever the case may be, Good Neighbor Concierge’s diverse, yet comprehensive, services are here to help make your life easier. If you need personal assistant help in any way, please call Good Neighbor Concierge at 617.209.9311 or fill in the form in the sidebar to schedule a no-obligation needs assessment at a time that is convenient for you.