A Conversation About Self-Care
How are you this week?
What have been your biggest wins? Come on, think of 3 if you can...
What hasn't gone so well? What lessons have you taken away from these experiences?
I thought I'd share some of my self-care rituals with you today, given that 2021 hasn't been easy for many thus far.
I suppose I am one of the "lucky ones", in a sense that I find it reasonably easy to put my mental health first... However, it hasn't always been that way, and I know I'm probably a bit of an anomaly.
It takes practice and discipline, but when you start to really take care of yourself, life just seems to feel just that little bit easier. Self-care can help you to be more resilient, more self-confident and better in control of your emotions and thoughts.
Here are my top tips for looking after your mind, body and heart!
- Mind - Meditation! I practice around 30-minutes of meditation each day, and after I made the commitment to do this, my mind was so much quieter throughout the day. It felt like a reset. There are great apps and guided meditations on YouTube, so just find what works for you. When I first started, I found Insight Timer a game-changer.
- Heart - Joy! Do one thing each day that brings you joy, whether it's savouring a cup of coffee, a walk, time to read or a hot bath... Fill your heart with deliberate happiness for at least 30-minutes every day!
- Body - Exercise! I'm not talking 90-minutes at Spin, but even a gentle walk, a short HIT workout or some fun in the garden... Exercise releases endorphins, as well as looking after your body, too!
Give these a go for 30-days and see how you feel afterwards.
The message that helped change my mindset on this when we first started HappiMe was... "There is one thing guaranteed in your life, and that is that you'll be stuck with you for the duration, so you just as well nurture that relationship."
How true is that?
So, do you think you can put yourself first?
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I hope this blog helped you in some way.