Self-care: a concept oft-mistaken for indulgence, conceit, or self-absorbtion. How has such an elemental part of productivity and happiness become perceivably indulgent or unnecessary? When we fail to take care of ourselves, we can’t be the best at our jobs, we can’t be the best for our children, and we can’t be our best to live a life fulfilled—and isn’t that what life is all about?

If you want to reach your peak of wellbeing and feel more energized in everyday life, your only route is to take better care of yourself. These self-care tips will help guide you back to the good place.  

Take care of your body.

We are what we eat, we are what we drink, we are what we do. Physical health has a huge impact on how we feel in everyday life. Striking a balance in our diet and fitness routine are two of the best self-care tips for reaching your peak, as they also affect our mental state, mood, and emotions. However, we often feel the pressures to keep up and shape up. To fit a mold constructed for somebody else. To truly take care of your body, you have to listen to it. Challenge it endlessly but respect its limitations.

Consider talking to Xspero™ merchants Anytime Fitness and Peace Love Yoga in Vineland, NJ. The personal trainers and yoga instructors know exactly how to set you on a path to a happier, healthier lifestyle—and you’ll get to do good in the process when you use Xspero™ Dollars at both locations.

Take care of your mind

The mind is the most powerful tool we possess, and we often take it for granted. After a stressful work week or a life-changing event, we all do our best to unplug and disassociate. But what do you do to work on the mind?

Mindfulness is a practice often spoken about but rarely put into action. Letting each moment come and each moment pass is a discipline you can’t afford to let go. Being present in the moment and only knowing that moment is a powerful way to restore inner peace and get back to the good place.

During meditation and savasana at Peace Love Yoga, letting go and diving deep into a relaxed mental state after physical exertion creates a natural high. After the wave of endorphins, stillness of the mind is a deeply restorative tool in self-care.

Take care of your soul

Whether you’re spiritual or not, at the end of the day, what makes you feel alive? Like most things in life, it’s the little things. A brisk morning walk. Spending time with the dogs.  Witnessing a watercolor sunset.  

Little things can have great impact on you and the outward world. There’s truth in the old adage, “take time to smell the roses”—but are you taking time, not only for yourself, but for others? There are benefits to giving your smile, holding the door, and radiating positive energy to those around you. Acting selflessly will nourish the soul.   

And acting selflessly doesn’t have to cost a thing. When you use Xspero™ Dollars to shop local merchants, a local charity benefits without costing more. And you get to choose who your small act of kindness helps.

It’s the little things in life that matter most. Make a difference with Xspero™.