I know many wonder whether they are worthy of love. My advice is not to pay attention to the other person but to love and respect yourself first, then pay attention to what will transpire as a reflection of that deep inner journey. We usually spend a lot of time working and to look good on the outside. But how much time do we spend to feel and look good on the inside? Let’s say you decided to work on yourself first, how will you feel?
Importance of self-care
This is so sweet when you do. That feeling that we yearn but doesn’t seem to arrive. That kind of feeling that makes you feel good immediately you wake up. That feeling that will bring you back in the right direction when you seemed lost. Those feelings that make you wonder whether you will ever find love.
Examples of self-care
This is a famous topic currently. It is through self-care that we nurture ourselves and gives that kind of feeling to others. For you to create balance in your life, you have to take the following 3 components of self-care into consideration. They will get you back on track both physically, mentally and emotionally.
Let’s pay attention to the physical self-care strategies:
- You are what you eat
Your mental and emotional stamina are impacted by how you treat your physical body. We all get busy and are at times tempted not to eat or just grab a snack or a drink. We all ignore the fact that water and food are sources of energy and can give us the energy that will take us through the day.
Exercise helps both our body, mental and emotional wellness. Exercise is supposed to be fun. Just like you wouldn’t like to go a day without brushing your teeth, try scheduling time for exercise. Do not forget to get the blood flowing.
For you to be able to perform during the day, enough sleep is recommended. There are those other times that you can’t sleep. What you can do during such times is to meditate for 10 minutes. It refreshes the mind especially when you can’t sleep. Also, another option is to switch every electronic off before going to bed.
Emotional Self-Care Strategies
Below are self-care tips to help you with your emotional well-being:
- Meditation and breathing deeply
Meditation is a nice way of relaxing the mind and the whole body. You can overcome anxiety if you combine both meditation and deep breathing. There are several ways to meditate. You can attend classes or browse online to get tips and hints on how to meditate. Nature can be used as a form of meditation. Just walking and admiring your environment.
Music can lift your mood. Listen to music while driving or working out. It can also calm your mind when you had a busy day. Just listen to some smooth music.
Surprisingly, this is one of the best ways to feel emotionally connected. Speak to someone. We spend so much time on social media such that we don’t even get time to interact with our friends or loved ones. Do not wait for somebody to call you, reach out and speak to those you care about.
Watch things that make you laugh hysterically. There are many media platforms where you can watch something that uplifts your spirit.
Mental Healthcare Strategies:
- Take time off
Schedule some time for yourself. It is very important. You can engage in things that you love to do. Take a vacation or a weekend getaway.
- Know that you are your thoughts
Watch your thoughts. Do not judge yourself. You are transforming. Give yourself that chance of being you.
- Get out in nature
Know that the world is more essential than just staying home. go out explore the world and its surroundings. If you feel like you don’t have enough time, schedule time during lunch hours to connect with nature.