The troubling events of the last few weeks have left us hurting, too. As we lean into our own self-care journeys, we wanted to share some of the practices that have helped us so far. We hope they help you, too. Check them out below!
Sleep can boost your mood and enhance the physical functions of your body — still, we want you to think more holistically than that. True rest starts long before you lay down. It's about creating an environment where your mind can unplug and relax first. To do this, make sure your nighttime routine is quiet, calming, and free of distraction.
If you need to better manage and respond to your feelings, meditation is a great way to give positivity a head start in your life. There are many different types. One of the most common is mindfulness, which challenges you to focus your awareness on your surroundings.
#3: Deep Breathing
As you regulate your breathing, you tell your body that it is safe to relax and release stress and anxiety. This self-care practice is one of the few you can do anywhere, at any moment. Simply breathe in to a count of 4 and breathe out as you slowly count down to 5.
Get your thoughts out on paper. It brings clarity to your emotions and helps you better process them. Don’t think about it too much. Write what comes to mind. Then, you can go back through to add positive affirmations about what you want to manifest.
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We’d love to see you add these tips to your self-care journey. Remember, self-care is not a luxury — it’s necessary. Even in dark times, it’s important to fight for your wellness. Your community needs you at your best right now!