Self Care Investment- $0 Minimum and High Returns

As the adage says, 'When you have your health, you have everything.'

We've compiled a list of 7 Self Care Tips. Results are guaranteed.

#1.  Get More Sleep

According to Sleep.Org, sleep needs are individual. To determine how much sleep you need, you should consider how long it takes to go to sleep. Also, consider if an alarm is needed to wake up. If that doesn't get your attention, knowing the benefits might help. Sleep can help you be in a better mood, prevent excessive snacking, and reduce puffy eyes.  

#2.  Drink More Water

It's not coincidental that a prerequisite for life on other planets is water. Humans can only live without water for 3 days. Aside from being essential for life, water lubricates the joints, forms saliva and mucous, boosts skin and beauty, cushions the brain, regulates body temperature, flushes body waste, and maintains blood pressure. This mini list is only the tip of the iceberg. Seriously, drink more water!

#3.  Move Your Body

Moving your body doesn't require a gym membership, expensive equipment, or even a 2-hr workout. It requires motion and consistency. This motion can look like walking the dog, roller skating/blading, dancing, stretching, gardening, and shopping (Wait, What?!?...YES!)

The benefits of moving your body include improving your mood, improving your immunity (yes-preventing colds), healthier bones, and improved brain health.

#4.  Have a Good Laugh

Have you ever wondered why you feel so good after a good laugh? Well, laughter has been known to reduce stress, improves your immunity, reducing pain, and increasing personal satisfaction. So if you need a few more laughs, here are some tips:

  • Watch funny YouTube Videos
  • Pull out the board games
  • Laugh at Yourself (Yes You!)

#5.  Be Thankful

As I mentioned in our Thanksgiving blog post, 2020 taught us all to be thankful for the things we typically take for granted. Thankfulness enhances our empathy. Empathy makes us the kind of people each of us wants to be around. A great way to make thankfulness routine is keeping a 'Thankfulness Journal'. Being thankful even for the little things is powerful.

#6.  Take a Tech Break

The average person spends about 3 hours on a smartphone. Excessive smartphone use can even disrupt sleep, impact memory and reduce cognitive and learning skills. If you are having trouble remembering things, the occasional smartphone fast or time restriction can be good for your health.   

#7.  Talk Nice to Yourself

The words that come out of your mouth matter. The words you say to yourself matter A LOT. Some examples of positive self-talk are 'I can do it', 'I'm good enough', 'This will be fun', and 'What if I win'.

Death and Life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21. 

We are all about LIFE here!


Take the time for each of these small investments and they will pay huge dividends in your social life, your physical health, and your mental health.

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