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Practicing Self-Care on the Go
With summer approaching and vacations on the horizon, many of us are planning where we want to go this year, or may even have travel plans already booked. Traveling can be stressful, especially with a group, and can throw us off of our routine. Instead of letting our self-care practices fall to the wayside, we can find ways to incorporate our routine into our vacation days, which helps us maintain the well-being we need to enjoy our time to the fullest.
The Importance of a Self-Care Routine
While a vacation should be enjoyed, your self-care practices are still important and apply. Psychologists have said that routine provides us with a sense of normalcy, while self-care is necessary to help manage our daily stressors. Caring for oneself is essential, with a thread tying together our mental, emotional, and physical health. By practicing self-care and caring for all aspects of our being, we can work toward maintaining that wellness, no matter where we are.
Our self-care routines are also paramount for our mental wellness. One study on medical students showed that individuals who engaged in self-care activities didn’t feel as strong of a connection between their stress level and their quality of life. Additionally, students who used multiple self-care practices showed a greater resiliency and were at a lower risk of high-stress levels.
Self-Care Practices to Maintain
No matter where you are in the world, several self-care practices can be maintained, no matter the amenities. Some of these practices include:
- Staying hydrated: Maintaining hydration is important for not only our physical health but our mental and emotional wellness too. Mild dehydration, which is defined as fluid loss of 1–3%, affects our energy levels and mood, with the potential to lead to a reduction in our brain performance and memory.
- Getting your sleep: Sleep is important for many reasons, including allowing our body to repair and restore itself so it can perform optimally. And because sleep helps regulate our mood and stress levels and reduce brain fog, getting at least 7 hours each night is a key part of a self-care routine. Travel can affect our ability to get a restful night of sleep, so a supplement like the No. 8 Sleep gummies can help offset any jet lag or fatigue so you can still enjoy a night of restorative sleep.
- Practicing mindfulness: Traveling and being on vacation is a privilege. It’s best to be present in the moment and enjoy what is in front of you by practicing mindfulness in your routines. No. 8 Calm gummies can help reduce any lingering stress while the No. 8 Focus gummies allow us to focus on what matters in the moment.
- Finding time for movement: Movement not only improves our physical health—but also impacts our mental and emotional wellness. Get your body moving on your trip, whether you have time for your typical fitness routine or are just going for a brisk walk to get your blood flowing. If you’re struggling to stay alert and grounded on your vacation, the No. 8 Energy gummies can help bring your energy levels up without increasing any stress or jitters.