Self-care is not a selfish act, nor it is something one should ever feel guilty about. It’s a matter of self-preservation through nurturing and empowering oneself. Here are five simple self-love methods that can help boost productivity.
As the saying goes, "All work, no play makes Jack a dull boy." And it’s true. Not having adequate breaks from work has shown to be detrimental to productivity, creativity, mental well-being, and overall work performance. Taking time to press pause is extremely beneficial, both physically and mentally.
Maintain a balance of work and recreation by making sure to set aside some time for the things you love doing most: reading, watching shows, meditating, or napping. Simply put, try doing whatever makes you feel the most relaxed and recharged. You owe it to yourself to unwind, even for just 30 minutes a day. Howabout try spending time with your kids?
Dealing with toxic people can cost you time, energy, and productivity. Distance yourself from people who spread negative energy and try surrounding yourself with more positive, loving, and like-minded people.
Reducing screen time will give you more time with the people you care about. It will also help you be more present, and therefore connected, to the wonders and joys of everyday life. Unplugging even just once a week is said to improve productivity, focus, sleep, mood, and even health.
Learn to cut any negative inner dialogue. This type of self-sabotage can affect your performance and productivity, thus limiting your ability to reach your highest potential. Be forgiving of yourself when you make mistakes. Do not compare yourself to others.
Never worry about what society thinks or expects of you and, most importantly, be kind and patient to yourself. Make yourself feel good by starting each day with positive self-affirmations and celebrating victories, big or small, in life.
Research shows that people who take time to reflect upon the things they are thankful for are more likely to be happy than those who do not. Each day, try writing short notes about what you’re thankful for.
Whether you've reached a personal goal, met work deadlines, spent more time with your family, gained a new hobby, or even if it's just getting chores done, write it on your whiteboard. Somewhere that can be easily seen. You’ll thank yourself.
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