Mental wellness, Stress & Depression

Selfcare Sunday: Stress Management with Preventive Healthcare

Sunday wellness routine preventive healthcare

Do you feel overwhelmed after a long, hectic week? Do Sundays pass by, in a daze, amidst laundry, grocery shopping, and meal preps? It’s easy to be overwhelmed even on Sundays. With the hustle and bustle of a workweek, personal life takes a backseat. It is extremely essential to recharge the body, mind, and soul once in a while. I believe Sunday is a perfect day to do it, to overcome the mental stress. If you want to make your Sundays fruitful and extremely fulfilling, here are a few preventive healthcare tips from our end.

Digital detox: Overcoming mental stress by limiting screen time

If like me you are glued to laptop and mobile screens for endless hours, it’s time to take time off on a Sunday. Instead of binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, stay away from your gadgets. Unless it’s necessary (taking calls or specific tasks), set limits for your screen time. You will save time, and give respite to your tired eyes and body. Refrain from answering every message and email, and use that time to pamper yourself.

Listen to your body

Listen to what your body demands from you

Every Sunday, do one unique preventive healthcare activity. This is something I started doing very recently. But I found it is a great way to understand my body and prioritize accordingly. For example, I went completely sugar-free one Sunday. You can do a self-breast exam, hot oil massage, dry-brushing for lymphatic drainage, and so on. This will allow you to find ailments early and also feel healthier in your skin.

Spend quality time with family

Spending your Sundays with your family can offer a lot of happiness to you

With time, our work lives explode with meetings, to-do lists, and productivity hacks. We often fail to appreciate the love and support of our family and friends. Sundays should be exclusively devoted to our near and dear ones. Read aloud to your kids, take them to the park and share an ice cream. Reconnect with your spouse, cook together and share a hobby that interests both of you. Spend time with your parents, call them if they live far away and listen to the small details.

Connect with nature

Spend some of your time in nature

My typical workday sees me jumping into a cab for work and back home. I seldom get time to bask in the glory of nature. Do you know numerous city-dwellers suffer from Vitamin D deficiency? It’s important to spend time with nature regularly. On Sundays, take a stroll amidst greenery, go for a hike, or swim. Catch the sun rising or setting and you will feel your stress dissolving away.

Nurture your hobby

Devote some time on Sundays to nurture your hobbies. These are great avenues of self-expression and the best ways to overcome mental stress. If you are fond of gardening, block Sundays to work on your kitchen garden. If poetry is your passion, use Sundays to attend poetry events, write your own and read.

Yoga and meditation

I don’t need to reiterate how meditation can help in overcoming stress. Make Yoga and meditation your companions not just for Sundays, but the entire week. Instead of idling on Sundays, attend yoga sessions. Overcoming stress through Yoga and meditation can help kickstart a brand-new productive week. Spend an hour relaxing your body and mind on Sundays to feel completely refreshed and rejuvenated. Also, it is the best preventive healthcare activity to do.

Pamper with Ayurveda

Always pamper yourself

Ayurvedic treatments are perfect to get rid of knots and tension in muscles. These treatments are best to indulge your body & mind and feel luxurious.  Opt for Abhyangam, a holistic healing massage to treat body aches and stimulate your energies. Shirodhara can cleanse your mental clutter and awaken your senses. Treatments like Nasyam completely cure headaches and blocked airways. A herbal facial can unclog pores and add a youthful glow to dull skin.

Explore the world of aromatherapy

Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It promotes both physical and emotional well-being. Different oils have potent therapeutic benefits. Unwind with aromatherapy massages to improve blood circulation, treat pain, and cure anxiety. You can turn your room into a healing zone by using aroma candles and oil diffusers. Add a couple of drops of essential oils like chamomile and lavender to your bathwater.  

Your health is the biggest asset. It is easy to forget to take a break amidst the chaos. Break the pattern of a loaded week and destress on a Sunday. Here are a few preventive healthcare tips. Take time to unwind with your family, read and listen to good music. Stretch out your body and muscles with yoga and treat yourself to some Ayurvedic massage. Make sure you stay hydrated and happy. Schedule your appointment for a consultation with our experts. Hurry up! Happy Sundays!

  1. How does self-care benefit you?

    Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and more.

  2. What is emotional self-care?

    What emotional self-care means is to become aware of, and identify, what you are feeling, and then allow yourself to lean into the feelings in a way that honors yourself and your emotions. We can try to ignore, deny, and suppress our emotions, but eventually, they come out, one way or another.

  3. Is yoga part of self-care?

    With so many demands on our lives and a constant push towards perfection, yoga can be the self-care and nurturing practice that teaches us how to befriend our body-heart-mind.

  4. How does nature help with self-care?

    Nature-based self-care is also associated with lower levels of stress, depression, and anxiety. Further, the bacteria found in plant life may help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation

  5. Is it OK to take time for yourself?

    Spending time with yourself is time well spent because it makes you a happier person to be around. Spending time with yourself benefits everyone because by having a happier and healthier mindset, you're in a better frame of mind to take care of the people who are important to you

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