It’s no secret that overwhelm and burnout are on everyone’s mind this year. During challenging times when we need self-care the most, establishing helpful self-care routines and coping strategies can seem daunting. But there are many little things you can do to restore calm, change your perspective, or get that little boost of serotonin you need. Here are just a few self-care ideas that you can do from your apartment for rent in Tulsa.
Get Out of Your Apartment
Okay, so we said this was a list of things you can do from home, but getting out of your apartment is actually one of the easiest ways you can boost your mood—and you don’t have to go far. Whether you’re grabbing some fresh air at a nearby park or just enjoying a change of scenery by visiting one of our community amenities, leaving your apartment helps you literally change your perspective and maybe even get some sunshine in the process.
Take a Warm Shower or Bath
It’s a classic for a reason. You don’t even have to have any fancy bubbles or bath bombs to make it worth your while (although those are nice). Taking a warm shower helps rejuvenate your body and give you the feeling of a fresh start as you emerge squeaky clean. In fact, hygiene practices of all sorts can boost your mood, whether it’s trimming your nails, brushing your teeth, or washing your face.
Cuddle With an Animal
Cuddling with a little ball of fluff is one of the fastest tracks to a little serotonin boost. If you don’t have a pet of your own, volunteering at a local animal shelter could be a great outlet, or you can visit the adoption center at your local Petco or similar. If all else fails, cute photos and videos online can do in a pinch. Just don’t glue yourself to your phone for too long.
Ask For Help
Sometimes when we’re bogged down in the intensity of our day-to-day lives, it’s hard to remember that we’re allowed to ask for help. Give yourself permission to lean on others when life feels overwhelming and resist the instinct to feel like you should be able to handle everything on your own. Delegating small chores or errands, rescheduling or cancelling plans with friends, or calling a friend just to vent can all be ways of asking for help when you’re just not feeling up to your usual routine or obligations.
Journal, Draw, or Create Something
Creating something can keep you busy, give you an outlet, and offer a feeling of accomplishment, even if your creation is never seen by anyone else. Similarly, journaling or making art can give you a way to express yourself and externalize your inner experience. It may seem like a little thing, but being able to create something physical, whether it’s words on a page, a new piece of art, or a batch of muffins, can help you work through your feelings or at least redirect them toward something productive.
That’s it for our self-care tips! We’ll have a new post coming soon, so be sure to bookmark our blog page if you’d like to see more recommendations and tips for Tulsa living. Also, did you know we have an Instagram? Follow us there, so you never miss out on our special events, promotions, and community updates! Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day at 71 Apartments!