Busy lives and hectic schedules all too often come before our own personal needs. We’re all guilty of trying to do too much and not focusing on ourselves enough. Taking care of your wellbeing, however, is vital not only to your health but to your enjoyment of living. So if you want to get the most out of life and feel great too, check out our list of ways to incorporate self-care into your schedule.
1. Soaking in Your Hot Tub
One of the easiest commitments you can make, regular hot tubbing offers a large range of benefits from managing stress to easing muscle and joint pain to helping you sleep better at night.
Taking 20 minutes each evening after the kids are in bed or the dishes are done is more than doable for most people. Choose a particular time that works best for you and sink into the healing warmth of your spa. You’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated at the same time. And, when done regularly, you’ll enjoy a huge range of health benefits from improved mood to increased mobility and fewer aches and pains.
2. Eating Well
Dieting may not be sustainable, but healthy eating is. Instead of counting calories, instead focus on eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Limit your intake of sugary and high-fat foods and beverages and eat sensible portions when you do decide to splurge.
When you eat well on a regular basis, you have more energy and fewer health problems. And who doesn’t want that?
3. Being Active
Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Not only does it improve your overall health, it helps you to feel stronger and gives you more energy. Even if you’re not a big fan of traditional exercise, there are ways to be more active without resorting to something high-impact and exhausting. Walking, playing golf or swimming are all wonderful low-impact ways to improve your fitness. If you enjoy water exercise, you can do that right in your hot tub. The resistance offered by the water not only intensifies the moves, but helps you burn a lot of calories. Try alternating marching and jogging in place followed by some strengthening moves and stretching. When you’re done, you can finish off your workout with a relaxing soak.
4. Getting Enough Sleep
The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep each night. When we’re well rested, we feel better and are more effective when performing our daily routines. There are a number of ways to help improve the quality of your sleep, including hot tub use. Taking a dip in your spa 90 minutes before bedtime not only helps you to feel more relaxed; it helps change your body’s core temperature. As your body cools, you actually go to bed with a lower temperature, which is key to a good night’s sleep.
5. Taking Time for Yourself
Life can be so busy that we forget to take time out to do the things we enjoy. When we do schedule regular ‘me’ time, our stress levels decrease and we feel happier. No matter what you decide to do, whether it’s sitting down with a new book or going for a massage, remember that your well-being is worth it.
6. Spending Time Outdoors
Fresh air and sunshine are vital to our health. In fact, getting outside has been shown to lower stress levels and improve our overall well-being. Even if you work in an office all day, try to set aside at least 10 minutes on your lunch break to sit or walk outside. You might be surprised how much it improves your creativity and cognitive ability!
If you’re ready to make self-care a part of your daily life, get in touch with us at Champagne Spas. There is no better therapy than a hot tub for relieving stress and bringing more relaxation into your life. We stock only the highest quality new and used hot tubs as well as hot tub covers and other spa accessories. Visit our San Diego showroom to learn more about our hot tub pricing or to test one out for yourself. One of our experts would be happy to assist you.