How to start your self-care routine in 2022

Wellness
By Esther Muchene | Sun,Dec 26 2021 09:30:00 EAT

 Starting your year with a routine will promote a positive vibe all year (Photo: Courtesy)

At the end of each year, it’s always important to self-reflect on how the year has been for you. Remind yourself of the things you are most grateful for and heal from the things that might have disappointed you so that you step into the new year with clarity.

A great way to get you started is by thinking of how you can start a good self-care routine. This is important for your overall wellbeing and it contributes greatly to a positive beginning each year.

If you want to understand how you can create a self-care routine, you’re in the right place. These guidelines will show you how you can go about it:

  • Make a routine that fits your schedule

No self-care routine is exactly the same. That is because we all have varying daily schedules which don’t always allow us to copy paste someone else’s routine.

For a more realistic approach, you should blend a routine that is tailored to your daily schedule especially is you’re expecting some major changes in the new year.

If you’ve been working from home and are preparing to go back to the office, find out how you can still cater to your self-care needs with the new changes.

  • Buy a new journal

Getting a new journal each year gives you the feeling of a fresh start. It symbolically represents a new chapter to your book which is so emotionally refreshing.

If you have never really gotten into the habit of journaling, this is the year you should try.

You will get to experience the therapeutic benefits of expressing your emotions on paper because it actually declutters your mind and gives you clarity.

 Figure out what works best for you and stick to it (Photo: Courtesy)
  • Figure out what works for you

Everyone has their unique needs when it comes to self-care. There are those common necessities like having a skin care routine but there are also other details that don’t necessarily have the same effect for everyone.

Spare some time to research and experiment on new self-care techniques that you have never considered before.

Try new things like gardening and aromatherapy and be on the lookout for other amazing things you can add to your routine.

  • Be more optimistic

This year has been a tough one for everybody. There are all sorts of health crises going on and there just seems to be a negative, suffocating energy looming.

We can’t ignore the problems we have but it surely helps to create your own happiness. A positive mindset keeps the stress away and gives you strength to face the difficulties of life.

Make it a point to start 2022 with a more optimistic view of life as a way of appreciating the blessing of each new day.

  • Kickstart a healthy living journey

Lockdown weight gain is so real many people have had to deal with since the pandemic started. It has caused a serious panic especially since there is a shift from working from home to going back to the office.

Don’t feel guilty if you’ve added a few pounds over the last few months though. You can always start the new year with a commitment to eating clean and exercising.

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