What comes to your mind when you think of self-care?
If it’s anything related to physical, emotional, social, or spiritual, you are on the right path to overall healing.
There’s no love like SELF-love, especially when these four types of self-care methods are implemented for a healthier mind, body, and spirit.
Sleep: You know that 6 to 8-hour long blank that we do once our heads hit the pillows at night?! The body requires 8 hours. Sleep is an essential method of self-care, because it gives your heart and brain a chance to rest and recover from the day’s activities.
Yoga: Yoga gives you the ability to progress mentally, emotionally, and physically. With yoga, you’ll not only increase flexibility and endurance but you’ll also increase self-esteem. As a form of meditation, it’ll also help you learn to breathe and live in the moment. You’ll also be given the urge to eat healthier. When you eat light, you’re able to execute poses better. Yoga also relieves stress and anxiety.
Walking: Walking through your favorite park or even through your neighborhood does wonders for your spirit. Absorbing the elements outside, particularly near trees, lifts your energy and improves mood. Walking itself, increases cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance.
Forgiveness: I always say when you foregive, it sets the foundation to make peace with troubles in your life and helps you to move on with peace. This goes for the forgiveness of others, as well as yourself.
Stress management: Stress management can be anything that you implement into your life that’ll take the stress away. It can be anything fro watching your favorite comedy that’ll evoke laughter, dancing to your favorite song, which supports the physical method of stress relief, or venting to a trusted loved one. When we allow stress to consume us daily, it wreaks havoc on our emotional equilibrium, as well as our physical health. It narrows our ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. The goal of stress management is to help you become happier, healthier, and more productive. We’ll have a better response to situations in our lives which leads to a more balanced life.
Emotional maturity: Those who are emotionally mature tends to take accountability for their actions, instead of pointing the finger and placing the blame on others. They are all about coming to positive solutions, as opposed to making things more divisive and/or problematic.
Support system: A great and solid support system makes life easier for us. Family or friends who take on the role as part of your support system are often those who hold a special place in our hearts. They are the ones in your circle that will check you when you need to be checked and cheer you on when you need a boost in confidence.
Positive Social Media: Beleive it or not, social media is an intricate and vital part of our lives. With that said, positive communication online is necessary just as much as positive communication offline. Also, just like in real life, blocking toxicity, such as toxic posts/messages are important for your spirit. Who wants to be exposed to negative posts on their timeline every day?
Time together: Quality time with those you love cleanses your heart chakra and fulfills your energetic needs.
Sacred Space: Your sacred space is anywhere where you meditate, rest, or feel “at home”. It could be your bedroom, living room, even your office. It’s a space for quiet reflection and ritualistic time alone where you can reset and recharge.
Meditation: Speaking of meditation, it’s a common method for those who want to feel more centered. Meditation is good for inner peace, improving balance and focus, supports better sleep, creativity, and happiness.
Time alone: Ideally, time alone, in addition to the two aforementioned, helps us to heal effectively. When we’re attentive to our emotional/spiritual needs without distraction, we are able to pinpoint the most intricate parts of us that need the most healing.
What would you add to the list?