Easy Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Week

Sometimes we all need a little help putting ourselves and our health first. Here are some very simple ways you can help be a healthier you this week!

Ditch ALL electronics an hour before you go to bed
One easy way to do this is to set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself that it’s time to power down. Set the alarm for about an hour to an hour and a half before your target bedtime (whenever that is!). Skipping the late night screen time (and dimming the lights in your room) can help signal your body to start producing melatonin, which helps you fall asleep. Read more about it here.

Focus on better homework posture
Is it finals week? Are you studying extra hard (you overachiever, you!)? If you’re spending a lot of time at a desk or on a computer, not using proper posture can result in some pretty serious back issues. One very simple way to remedy this is to make sure your chair is positioned correctly. Check out this diagram below for help making the needed adjustments.

Every evening, spend just 2 minutes zoning out
Zoning out, or meditating can be incredibly beneficial and help you focus and relax more easily. Get a 2-minute, 4-minute, and 10-minute long guided meditation here. And if you want to read more about meditation, you can find out about its benefits here and frequently asked questions (answered by Deepak Chopra!) here.

Make a plan to stay hydrated
In our busy lives, it can be shockingly easy to forget to hydrate. You’ve probably heard that you need to drink an average of 8-10, 8oz glasses of water per day. However, based on factors like weight, height, climate and physical activity, this number can typically be much larger.

To help yourself stay hydrated, here is a great tutorial for making your own water bottle marked with time to help keep you on track!

Often, good health isn’t one big thing, but a tiny little things that all contribute to a more healthy and happy you. Try just one of these small tips and see what a difference you can make this week.