February 5th, 2020

7 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Shearwater

Staying healthy isn’t just about exercising frequently and eating plenty of vegetables. Self-care is vital to a healthy state of mind. Shearwater, an active-living community located in St. Augustine, Florida, was built with the health of its residents in mind and includes tons of ways you can rest, relax and recharge. Here are a few ways you can practice self-care and have a better sense of wellbeing, both at Shearwater and beyond.

  1. Commune With Nature

    Nothing is more revitalizing than a breath of fresh air. Shearwater has 15 miles of nature trails to explore, but strolling through any part of sunny Florida is sure to make you feel good.

  2. Love Your Pet

    Pets can have some powerful mental health benefits. Take a moment to cuddle with your favorite critter, and if you have a pup, a visit to Shearwater’s dog park is a must.

  3. Have a Spa Day

    A long soak in the tub, facial, manicure or massage can make all your worries melt away. Take advantage of your stunning master bathroom at Shearwater for a stay-at-home spa experience, or head over to your favorite local spot for some pampering.

  4. Take a Nap

    Sleep and mental health are closely connected, so do yourself a favor and take a snooze! Cozy up in your bedroom, or better yet, take a nap in a hammock and get the benefit of some fresh air.

  5. Socialize With Friends

    Sometimes a good time with friends is just the remedy you need! Shearwater’s Lifestyle Director plans a year-round calendar of fun events and activities like wine and cheese socials, craft sessions and game nights, so it’s easy to meet up with friends and do something fun.

  6. Exercise the Way You Like

    They always say healthy body, healthy mind! But you should exercise in a way you truly enjoy. Shearwater has a state-of-the-art Fitness Lodge if you prefer a traditional workout, nature trails for jogging and strolling, a Yoga Lawn for relaxing stretches and even a multi-lane lap pool if you prefer strokes over steps.

  7. Eat Enriching Foods

    You shouldn’t just feed your body – your soul needs some love, too! Fruits and vegetables are always a great choice, but treat yourself occasionally with your favorite dish or sweet treat. Residents can even try their hand at gardening at Shearwater’s Community Garden, and have home-grown produce to enjoy!

In St. Augustine, Florida, you’ll find Shearwater – a community that makes it easy to live your best life. To learn more about the homes at Shearwater and everything this new home community has to offer, schedule a tour to experience it all firsthand and join the Interest List for the news and updates.