Self Care

Best Self-Care Habits to Boost your Mood

Self Care

Making time for yourself is not always as easy as it sounds, especially when you have a busy day-to-day routine with very little free time. We often neglect to show ourselves the same level of care and attention that we do others, overlooking signs of burnout and just carrying on, trying to be as productive as possible. By pushing ourselves to the extreme, our bodies and minds stop performing to their potential, and it becomes hard to feel motivated and happy. Making time for self-care is a great way to boost your mood and feel your best.

Self-care looks different for everyone, but will always involve making the effort and putting aside the time to fill your own cup first. In turn, you’ll be able to be more present in the lives of those you love, and can also perform better at work and in other areas of your life. Self-care routines have also proven to reduce feeling depression and anxiety that can weigh you down.

Self-Care Habits can include:

Rest and Reconnect

Knowing when you need to take a break is incredibly important as a form of self-care. Listen to your body and understand its cues, so that you don’t overdo it. If you are tired when you get home from work, and still have other commitments (like gym, or outings with friends), consider making less plans for weekdays or after work, and leave those activities for time that you have off. You should be able to rest and reconnect with yourself regularly, and get good sleep every night.

Nourish your Body

What you put inside your body has a big effect on how you feel, and if you’re not nourishing your body correctly, your physical and mental wellbeing will take a knock. You are worth the effort it takes to eat wholesome meals, drink enough water and avoid excess sweets and overproduced foods. By eating healthily, you are less likely to have weight issues and are less at risk for a stroke, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Once you’ve been eaten healthy meals for a while, you will have more energy to exercise and enjoy physical activities that were once daunting.

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

Make yourself a priority and indulge in a pampering spa day along the stunning Atlantic Seaboard. Our Ohana Beauty & Wellness spa is located in the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel, and is open 7 days a week. Our massages and body treatments promote relaxation and wellness, while we also have a range of spa packages and holistic beauty treatments to help you look and feel exceptional. Studies show that regular massages improve alertness, energy levels and circulation, as well as your overall mood.

Get your Nature Fix 

Make time every day to step away from the screen (be it your phone, computer or TV) and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. A short 15-30 minute walk during your lunchbreak can make you feel refreshed and ready for what the rest of the day holds. Time spent in nature is effective in reducing stress, anger and sadness, bringing about pleasant feelings that can positively impact your mental and physical wellbeing – not to mention the wonders of Vitamin D for that added boost of energy!

Make time for What Matters

Think about what brings you joy… are you making enough time for that? Whether it’s a special relationship, quality moments with your family, a passion you’re pursuing or even time to yourself, ensure that you’re doing enough of what makes you happy in your day to day life. It is important to invest in your own happiness by surrounding yourself with people that are good for you. Never underestimate the power of pursuing your interests wholeheartedly and cheering yourself on as you achieve the goals that matter most to you.

Ohana Beauty & Wellness spa is located on Level L of the Blaauwberg Beach Hotel. We welcome you to experience serenity and memorable moments alone, with friends or with your significant other. Your Romantic Spa Escape or peaceful spa retreat awaits.