When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Need Self-Care!

Last week I had one of those weeks where it seemed like everything I touched was either more complicated than usual or took more time than I had to deal with circumstances out of my control. Computer software & website portal issues, anyone? It was frustrating, and I started to feel like the universe was somehow turning against me. So what did I do? I walked away and took a break. A. Lot. Of. Breaks.

Most of us have these types of moments in our lives. Hopefully, these moments are far and few between. When these moments happen, we need to be mindful that they are happening and take healthy steps to help us get through the feelings and get back on task. That is where self-care comes into play.

Self-care are things that you do to restore and increase your physical, mental, and emotional well-being(energy). Remember last month’s newsletter when I was talking about energy? There are many types of self-care. I won’t go into all of them but will suggest a few that may help.

1. Breath. Take one deep breath. Breath in slow and deep, then breath out slowly, imagining all your frustration and stress leaving your body. If you need to take a few more cleansing breaths till your mind is calm that’s okay. 

2. Listen to some tunes. Music has a profound effect on our emotions. It can soothe us, make us happy, or make us sad. You want to choose music that makes you feel calm and combat your stress. I listen to a YouTube channel called “Spirit Tribe Awakening” for 528Hz or 432Hz frequency music. It calms my brain every time. 

3. Get Outside. Take a break and go for a short walk. Getting away from your computer, desk, and even your phone for a few minutes to walk outside will do wonders. The smell of fresh air, the sun on your face, and nice nature will do your brain good. It doesn’t have to be a long walk, just 15 to 20 minutes. You’ll thank yourself later. 

4. Hydrate & Eat Healthy. Drinking water to stay hydrated and eating healthy is always being thrown at us by our doctors, nutritionist, etc. However, they are right. When I drink enough water and don’t eat junk food, I feel better. Now that’s not to say when I’m eating junk food, I don’t feel better, but an hour later, not so much. 

There are so many ways that we can take care of ourselves. Please remember that self-care isn’t selfish. It is a must. If we don’t take care of ourselves, then we can’t take care of others that we love and care about. 

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