Whether or not you have an elaborate self-care routine, taking the time to make sure that you are meeting all of your physical and mental needs is important! While you do need to plan your self-care actively, you don’t need to be stressed about things like fancy bath bombs or expensive spa days. Stick to the basics, and you’ll be set to keep yourself happy and healthy.
As a dancer, this is probably already your catchphrase. “Gotta stay hydrated!” But whether or not you actually keep up with balancing your heavy workout (and dance is a workout) schedule with the amount of water you drink, is really important. Athletes need water to keep their bodies performance ready, but in general, staying hydrated is really important for emotional health, too!
Find Another Hobby
Dance might be your whole life, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be enjoying other things. Being too grounded in one aspect of your life can lead to burnout. Having another task that you enjoy like painting, photography, or even collecting something, can give you a necessary outlet for other creative impulses you might have.
Being disconnected from life is easier than you might think. We spend so much time on our phones that living through a screen becomes easier than experiencing the world around us. Set a “stop” time for when you should get off you should unplug at night, or set a goal for how many hours you should be spending on your phone throughout the day.
Get Some Sun
When you’re a busy dancer, you might realize that you spend so much time balancing time in the studio with time doing other things like school and your other hobbies that you haven’t even had time to go outside. Set aside time to sit outside and enjoy the sun. It will give you an extra boost.