Taking care of oneself is not vanity or selfishness, because we need to be at our best in order to fulfill the duties of our state in life. Rest is important, including quiet time for meditation, and daily exercise is vital, especially as one gets older. From Wonder Forest:
Although your eagerness to invest in your professional development, education or other forms of self-growth is admirable, you need to know when it’s time to turn in. Spending hours every day overwhelmed by stress and responsibilities, your body requires ample rest to be able to cope with the next day’s challenges. Creating a sleeping schedule that is in accordance with your natural circadian rhythm will protect your immune system, ensure you have plenty of energy, and keep your mood at an all-time high. You will definitely notice improvements even after a single night of decent sleep, but only turning it into a habit will make a lasting difference.
Soft colours, plenty of clean space and no clutter is what your mind, body and soul are craving in order to find peace. Whichever space you use daily for the majority of your time, be it your office, your kitchen or your living room, re-think those environments with tranquility in mind. When you provide yourself with a soothing space, you make room for creativity, positivity and serenity to flow. Surround yourself with natural materials such as wood and stone, especially for those larger pieces that dominate your space, and enrich your rooms with greenery instead of useless gadgets and knickknacks. Minimalism is a perfect way to de-clutter your life, thus providing yourself with that much-needed Zen to restore your health and wellbeing. (Read more.)