Diets are out and taking care of yourself is IN! There is no better way to feel your best than when you are consistently taking care of your body and mind on regular basis. If you are unfamiliar with this term, then let us explain.
Self-care is the act of intentionally caring for your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. This can be done in a variety of ways – you may associate it with a mani/pedi, but it could also be something as simple as writing in your journal, or even calling a friend. It’s important to take time to figure out what it is that you need in the moment, and then go do it!
We’ve compiled some amazing ways to take care of yourself in this city, along with a few things you can do in the comfort of your own home.
When your body and mind are tired and just need a break, there is not much we enjoy more than a spa day. Whether it be relaxing at the hammam, getting a massage, or freshening up our nails, you are bound to feel refreshed afterwards. Treat yourself to one out in the city or DIY it at home! Check out some of our favorite spas & hair salons in Zurich
We are big fans of acupuncture for all types of care – emotions, physical aches and pains, and even for reversing those wrinkles! We promise, even if you are afraid of needles, you will still be able to handle it.
Grab a pretty journal and pen and get started right away. Journaling is healing in so many ways. You can write everything you are grateful for, you can vent to your journal and get out all your anger, you can share your hopes and dreams with your journal. Journals are great listeners, and make it so easy to get something off your chest. Don’t feel like you have to write something in particular. Just write and see where it takes you! Treat yourself to a beautiful new Farber-Castell pen and journal from the iconic Landolt-Arbenz on Bahnhofstrasse…Manor also has a wonderful selection.
Grab a cup of coffee by yourself, read a book, journal, listen to a podcast, or just people watch. Learning how to enjoy being with yourself on a regular basis is a great way to start loving yourself. And the more you love yourself, the easier it will be to take care of yourself properly. Find a local café for your solo date.
There are so many different ways to move your body, so if you are dreading your current workout – make a change! This city offers beautiful places to walk, hike, or bike, as well as so many classes such as boot camps, spin classes, yoga, pilates, boxing, dancing, the list goes on. Shake things up and find new ways to move that you actually enjoy! Check out Zurich’s workout spots here.
With so many alternative therapies out there to choose from, maybe one will be just what you need! Some of the most popular include Health & Life Coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, Reiki Energy healing, crystals, aromatherapy, and more.
Feeding your body healthy food is an excellent form of self-care that is not always easy to maintain. But, it’s getting easier as Zurich’s health food scene is growing rapidly with restaurants like Beetnut, Roots, Gartnerei, Dean & David, Hiltl, Tibits, and more. And not to mention all the great places to buy healthy food – like the Burkliplatz and Helvetiaplatz farmers markets, Migros Alnatura, and the Mueller and Egli Reformhauses.
One aspect of self-care is to enjoy your everyday life – and what better way to enjoy life then with entertaining activities? From meetup events, to museums, to cinema, to bowling, to laser tag, to wine tasting…you name it, this city has it! Check the GG Calendar to see what’s happening now.
Building a strong, loving relationship with yourself is nummer eins! But, from there, connecting with other likeminded people is so important to your health and happiness as well. So get out there and invite friends to join you for some of these activities listed above and take them with you on your self-care journey. Check out 7 ways to make friends in Zurich.
Remember, there are so many ways to take care of yourself, but you have to prioritize yourself to make it happen. Our advice? At the start of the week, schedule a short block of time everyday, and a longer block of time once a week so you can fit in some much needed self-care!
Caitlin Ball is a Health & Lifestyle Coach at teaspoonliving.com, helping women quit dieting for good so they can finally trust their food choices and be confident in their bodies. She can’t live without dark chocolate or red wine and doesn’t think anyone should have to! Join her free Real Foodies Community to chat about living the good life without food restrictions.