Do you want to up your self-care game? Do you feel burnt out?
Taking time to pamper and care for yourself is critical to maintaining mental health.
In order to feel more relaxed and centered on a daily basis, you need to have a self-care practice.
The wellness world has been exploding in recent years and everyone has their own version of what self-love looks like.
While there’s no “right way” to care for yourself, there are definitely activities you can do that are proven to be positive.
My 3 self-care practices:
I prioritize three activities as part of my wellness practice. Without these three things, I definitely would feel less grounded.
Journaling: I absolutely swear by journaling. Just the act of writing down your thoughts and feelings can help to diffuse their intensity.
The key with journaling is not to judge yourself. You don’t need to write perfect sentences or have great grammar.
There’s no “right way” to start a journal entry. Just pick up a pen and start writing whatever comes to mind!
Writing things down can be incredibly cathartic.
Exercise: You know that I love working out. Those natural endorphins do wonders for my brain and body.
A good workout usually has the ability to get you out of your head and into your body; that’s hugely beneficial.
Plus, I’ve found that pushing myself physically helps me build up the courage to push myself emotionally.
Meditation: This is probably my most important, and least utilized, practice.
However, I think there are a lot of misconceptions around the act of meditating.
The goal of meditation isn’t to sit in perfect silence. The goal is to notice when your mind wanders and bring it back to the breath.
You aren’t going to be able to sit still without thoughts when you first start. That’s why meditation is a practice.
Just like with journaling and exercise, you get better at meditation with each time you practice it.
Any good self-care practice requires work on your part to keep the practice up.
By committing to these practices on a daily basis, you’re committing to your mental health.
What do you think? What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind?
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