7 Tips for Self-Care
Prioritize Sleep. Practice proper sleep hygiene by maintaining a regular schedule and reducing caffeine intake, screen time, and noise levels before bed. Aim for a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night.
Find an Exercise Routine that Works for You. Improved blood sugar control, cardiovascular health, and immune function are among the many benefits of exercise. Aim to get 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week.
Stay Connected. Staying touch with loved ones is more important now than ever. Connecting with others reduces stress, increases self-esteem, and can even strengthen your immune system.
Make Time for a Hobby or Self-Improvement. Prioritize activities in which you find fulfillment. Spend time developing existing skills or exploring new ones, such as knitting or playing an instrument.
Practice Mindfulness and Meditation. Incorporating mindfulness can be as simple as focusing on your breathing. These practices provide many benefits, such as improved sleep and reduced anxiety.
Eat Nourishing Foods and Stay Hydrated. Limit your consumption of refined and processed foods, and enjoy an abundance of whole, fresh foods. Stay well-hydrated by regularly consuming filtered water and herbal tea.
Have a Spa Day. Use a face mask, take a bath with epsom salt and essential oils, give yourself a mani/pedi, and dry brush yourself.
Support the Local Scene! Here are a few local food faves: Yafo. Mediterranean fare with bold Middle-Eastern flavors. Online ordering and curb-side pickup available. yafokitchen.com Leah & Louise. A modern juke joint from James Beard-nominated Chef Greg Collier + Subrina Collier, & mixologist Justin Hazelton. Honoring Mississippi River Valley doorways. Online ordering and curbside pickup available Thursday-Saturday, 4-8:30p, just minutes from Uptown Charlotte in Camp North End! leahandlouise.com Reid's Fine Foods. Grocery store and prepared meals. Includes meats forest-raised pork sausages from North Corner Haven. www.reids.com Matthew's Farmers Market. A grower's-only market. Saturdays 8AM-12PM. www.matthewsfarmersmarket.com