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Self-care Tips for the New Year

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The December holidays were a time to think about others and participate in the season of giving. Blessing the lives of others can be a positive experience in your life, but it can also take away the attention you need to give to yourself. Self-care is often neglected and that can have some substantial consequences. In this week’s Charlotte Woods Blog, we’ve got a few tips that can help you focus on yourself and make sure you’re taken care of.

Treat Yourself

After the purchasing gifts for others during the season of giving, it can feel like you haven’t received much. The next time you’re walking through the mall or shopping online, indulge a little and treat yourself! Within reason and within your budget, get yourself something nice that you’ve always wanted. You may have hoped for a certain gifting during the holidays that never came, so use that as an opportunity to get yourself exactly what you wanted.

Alone Time

The new year is here and your friends and family have gone home, so it’s the perfect time to be alone. Use this time to do something for yourself. There are many ways to go about this, like watching a movie, reading a book, or even taking a nap. The goal of alone time is to remove all the distractions and stress that come from interacting with others. Whether you’re extroverted or introverted, taking some time for yourself will be beneficial.

Disconnect Frequently

As simple and easy as technology makes our lives, it can sometimes get overwhelming. With social media and other networking sites, the pressure of looking, acting, and being a certain way can compound, so we suggest disconnecting from technology frequently. While disconnected, spend some time with friends you haven’t had a chance to see for a while and catch up on some sleep.

Taking care of yourself is important, so we hope you try out some of our suggestions. If you’ve got some additional suggestions for our Charlotte, NC apartment community, let us know of them by leaving us a comment!