Self-care - the most overused word of 2018?! Let's break it down..
In a nutshell, 'self care' is about doing things that help us keep healthy in body, and happy in mind. That means eating and drinking well, but also exercising and maintaining a good head space.
And this is how self-care is understood in the East too.
Easier said than done? Yep - so here are 5 great tips:
A few practical tips for the modern urbanite, drawing on ancient Eastern approaches to well-being:
Wake up early - In Japanese culture this means up around 4.30am, before you enter a new REM cycle. That is quite hardcore, but even waking half an hour earlier can help promote a lasting sense of energy.
Have a morning routine - Carve out a block of time to do something nourishing for yourself - stretching, exercise or reading the news over a warm drink. No phones!
Brush your tongue! - Sounds crazy, but while we're all on board with clean teeth and gums .. that big old thing in the middle of our mouth collects a whole lot of stuff we are better off without. A big one in Ayurveda and also a great way to boost flavour!
Focus on something simple - Meditation can be as simple as setting a 10-minute timer and looking out the window or at an object in front of you. The effects are still powerful.
Steal moments - It's hard to carve out blocks of time, so instead take opportunities for mini breaks of 2-3 minutes through the day to get some head space - on the commute to work, bathroom breaks, elevator rides... you may get hooked!
Stay humble (and happy)!
humble warrior team