“Caring for oneself” is how the term “self-care” is defined. Anything you do to maintain yourself healthy on a physical, mental and spiritual level is considered self-care. Although it may seem self-evident, especially when contemplating lifespan, when we encounter difficulty, whether it’s due to ill health, a financial crisis, job loss, divorce, or, as is the case today, the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s often the first thing to go. This is why, especially in trying times, it’s vital to keep it at the forefront of our minds rather than dismissing it.
In a world where people are expected to work long hours and skip vacation days. However, by devoting time to self-care, you can alleviate the stresses of ordinary life and re-establish a healthy state in which productivity can be restored. When you consider the costs of mental health care, lost wages, and other considerations, investing in oneself may be a good investment for everyone in the long run. Burning the candle at both ends has significant consequences, including burnout, despair, anxiety, resentment, and a boatload of other adverse effects. Self-care has been demonstrated in clinical research to reduce or eliminate fear and sadness, enhance focus, reduce irritability and anger, boost happiness, improve energy, and many other benefits. In terms of physical health, self-care has reduced heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Spiritually, it may help us reconnect with our higher power and discover our life’s purpose.
1. Take a look at your health and exercise practices.
Keep your annual medical checks up to date and track your blood pressure and cholesterol levels… Also, don’t forget to get your mammography or prostate exam every year. Staying healthy, awake, and attentive to yourself will allow you to be your best every day.
2. Maintain a healthy level of tension.
Make a list of the people and situations that cause you the most anxiety. You can figure out what to do about it and how to better manage it after understanding why you’re stressed and what’s causing it. Remember that you can’t control other people or circumstances in general, so any changes you make to reduce coaching stress must come from you. For example, you could change how much time you spend with certain people, how much you allow yourself to interact with them, or how you respond to them. You can control your stress by eating healthier, exercising more, getting more sleep, or delegating specific coaching responsibilities to other members of your team. Yes, you must change your ways. You’ll have to change how you think about your athletes, other coaches, the administration, the media, successes and losses, and all other coaching situations that make you nervous. Your stressors accumulate over time (stress rises with each stressful interaction and occurrence), and managing your “coach stresses” requires your immediate and complete attention. Determine what changes you’ll need to make to reduce or eliminate your stress… and get started on stress management right away.
3. Get rid of anything that isn’t helping you achieve your goals.
Make your coaching easier to understand. In many cases, the proverb “less is more” applies. Don’t waste your time, energy, or coaching opportunities on things that aren’t working or critical. Get rid of whatever you need to get rid of. Procedures, regulations, responsibilities, and expectations for coaching can all be changed or updated. It’s possible that a role or approach has to be changed. A practice may need to be modified, or expectations may need to be explained. Remove any “object” that isn’t functioning correctly. Remove any drills that aren’t required and old-fashioned methods of operation. Put a stop to any obnoxious or offensive coaching or statements. The old must be removed, and the new must be installed. Everything should serve a particular purpose. Everyone should set a goal for himself.
4. Improve your work efficiency. Being organized, focused, and dedicated will help you prepare—work harder and more intelligently than your competitors. Continue to put your time and effort into the things that are most important to you. Yes, “set the bar,” but keep in mind that the “how” is totally up to you. You choose your attitude, passion, work ethic, reaction to mistakes, leadership, and team climate. You have complete control over what is modeled, expected, reinforced, and rewarded. Put another way, and you get to pick the standard by which everything and everyone is measured. Think before you talk, respond, act, or do anything. Set a high bar for yourself, but be strategic in what you accomplish and how you achieve it.
5. Keep doing what you’re doing because you’re getting results.
Maintain consistency in how you handle yourself, your stress, and your personal goals. Check to see if who you are, how you act and respond, and what others might expect from you are all in line. Give it your all every day, week, practice, and competition… and make sure your coaching is a set of predictable behaviors that others can count on. Consistent coaching actions lead to greater trust… and trust is the bedrock of solid teams.
6. Never Underestimate the Influence of Moisturizer
“Sometimes, all you need is a great moisturizer and a light cleanser,” explains the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery president and professor at New York University. According to Narins, when your skin is dry, every wrinkle is amplified, making you appear older. According to physicians, moisturizers can provide some of the protection you need to prevent your skin from prematurely aging if you’re in your 20s or 30s.
7. Choose Your Cleanser With Care
If you clean with “soap and water,” you might want to reconsider your approach (or guy). According to dermatologists, using the gentlest cleanser you can find – and using it infrequently – is one of the most incredible beauty tips available. “While it may be tempting to wash your face many times a day (or more if your skin is oily), over-cleansing will not benefit you, and you may be harming your skin if you use a harsh product — particularly soap,” say the experts. If you wash your face too often, you risk disturbing the natural lipid barrier, the lubricating barrier that keeps skin looking and feeling healthy (more than twice a day).
8. Use the Right Tools for the Right Job
You can have the most expensive eyeshadow, the most expensive foundation, and a bronzer direct from a supermodel’s cosmetic bag. You will, however, miss out on the benefits if you do not have the essential instruments to put them to use. What tools are “appropriate”? Brushes should be light and gentle on the skin while still transferring product to the skin’s surface. According to experts, if you dip a brush in shadow or blush and the color slips off before you get it on your face, it’s a terrible brush.
Standing tall, being self-assured, and believing in yourself are all necessary ingredients for feeling your best. Beauty secrets are equally crucial, as any woman who has ever stood in front of a mirror knows!