Winning Self-Care Activities to put the bounce back in your life
Is finding time for self care activities next to impossible for you?
You know you feel like pizza dough being kneaded day in and day out. And you’re totally overwhelmed by your mom life and your job.
You’re tempted to run away from home to the oasis of a hotel just for a little peace and quiet.
Imagine if you could slow the pace of your life down and swap the chaos for calm. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to just have some ‘me’ time every single day?
This post gives simple tips to map out your very own routine of self-care activities.
For this plan to work, you need to let the martyr act go and prioritize yourself.
Nurture Your Spirit
The fast-paced life we live in today has enforced a disconnect between the mind and body. Your mind is in constant overdrive so you need to find an avenue to let it rest.
The 3 pillars to nurture your spirit are yoga, meditation, and affirmations. Regular practice allows you to get the elusive mind-body balance.
According to The Mayo Clinic, yoga …..
may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind. This can help you relax and manage stress and anxiety.
Yoga is a combination of breathing, exercise, and meditation. It’s the perfect recipe to free yourself of stress and overwhelm. Check out this YouTube video on how yoga helps to reduce stress.
Meditation is like decluttering. It is a state of mind that allows you to detach your mind from negative thoughts.
Regular practice of meditation puts you in the driver’s seat and enables you to let go of the stressful, negative issues that plague you.
Wellness coach Elizabeth Scott states in An Overview of Meditation that meditation:
can calm your mind and body by quieting the stress-induced thoughts that keep your body’s stress response triggered.
Meditation does not cost you a cent. All you need is 5 minutes to sit in silent thought.
Check out this YouTube video on the multiple benefits of meditation:
The result of daily meditation is a heightened self-awareness that guides your actions so that the focus is always peace and calm.
Affirmations are a simple set of statements about a specific goal. They are recited daily to effect a realization of the goal.
Affirmations motivate and influence your subconscious to work to develop the new habit.
With your self-care routine, your goal is to be less stressed. So here are a few affirmations from 25 Stress Relief Affirmations That Calm You Down to try:
- I am relaxed and calm.
- My tension is melting away
- I am letting go of all my worries and fears.
4. Spiritual/Self-Empowering Reading
Books on spirituality and personal growth have the power to transform your life. They open the mind to the power of faith and offer a great way to get in touch with your inner self.
You develop an awareness of values such as acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion.
The effect is a calmer, more peaceful approach to life.
So when faced with challenges, you see it as a part of the cycle of life and you deal with them with courage.
5. Spend Time in Nature
An easy way to calm yourself in times of stress and anxiety is to get outdoors. When life is hectic, slow the pace by going for a walk. Sit at the beach and simply observe the ebb and flow of the sea. It makes you slow down and be still and allows you to quiet your mind.
Being out in nature yields joint comfort and stress relief.
6. Do Good Deeds
There is nothing more rewarding than showing kindness to others. Simple acts like paying for someone’s parking ticket, or helping a child to cross the street helps to release the good endorphins.
Doing good helps you to put your problems in perspective. It makes you grateful for all that you have. This, in turn, directs you to take positive action in all that you do.
This is a powerful way to deal with life’s challenges. When you journal, you’re free to pour out all your frustration. Journaling is an act of catharsis that often directs you to a solution that is positive.
I hope you enjoy these practical steps to having an awesome self-care routine for your life.
Like what you read? Be sure to share it on your favorite social media platforms so that others can learn the tools to find Inner Peace.
Below are some previous posts with similar topics that you may like to read.
3 Minute Meditation with Peace and Joy Affirmations
A Beginner’s Guide to Journaling
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