Looking after yourself might sound simple but never has there been more stress and burnout in the world. Taking the time to replenish yourself shouldn’t be seen as a luxury, it’s a must and simply not enough of us are doing it.

The pressures and responsibilities of modern life mean that the majority of the time we put ourselves at the bottom of the ‘to-do’ list. Never has there been a better time to stop, take some deep breathes and focus on yourself for a change.

Running from 13-19 November, it’s Self Care Week: a week for you to make some changes to your daily routine that improve your wellbeing. Who knows, once the week is finished, you might feel so much better than before that you make life-changing switches.

To help, here are some things that you can do through the week to improve self-nurture.

Fitness

Keeping yourself fit with exercise is keeps you physically healthy as well as improving your mental wellbeing. Research shows a strong link between mental health and physical health. Doing exercise releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins to the brain, increasing mental alert.

There are so many fitness classes that you could sign up to. Browse our timetable here.

Eat well

Good nutrition is vital to one’s health. Eating a balanced diet, that has a suitable amount of healthy fats, carbs and protein will ensure that your body is well-fuelled and ready to function through the day. Not only does eating well mean you’ll have enough energy for the day, it also helps your brain to work properly.

Declutter

If you feel like everything’s getting on top of you, it might be time to declutter. Not only will freeing up space in your home look better, it can also have positive effects on your health and stress levels.

Put aside time for you

Self-care week isn’t just about getting you in physical shape. The idea is to schedule time to complete activities that help to maintain your physical, mental and emotional health. This includes putting time aside to enjoy some of your hobbies, whether that might be cooking, photography or gardening. You might even just want to run a bath and read a book.

Treatments and classes

At Archway Health Hub, we have a range of treatments and classes that can help with self-care. From relaxing massages and mindfulness to Bootybarre and acupuncture, we’ve got something for every plan.

For questions about any of our services, get in touch with our reception on 01858 410 820.