In a world where we are more focused on work than play, exposed to hazardous chemicals, and learning to treat the planet more responsibly, it’s easy to forget to take care of yourself. There is a reason why when a plane is crashing you are supposed to put on your own oxygen mask first… you aren’t any help to anyone else unless you are taking care of yourself. Self-Care extends beyond the physical #treatyourself phenomenon and into everyday living. Some call this being mindful but to me that implies a certain amount of pre-existing knowledge – because we all have a mind right?
Instead, I like to think of self-care as a wholistic practice of treating your ailments from the inside out. The self not being your physical body, but the truth of your spirit and life. Self-care can come in the form of meditation, exercise, volunteer work, creative expression, reading, nature therapy, simply spending more time doing what you love or being with those who you love. Ok, so, yes, sometimes you can qualify #treatyourself moments as self care. Simply but, if it brings your joy, clarity, peace or all of the above, its self care.
Being able to manage your time efficiently is essential to being productive for the things you “must” do in order to have time for the things.
The famous author and naturalist John Muir once said “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” Our co-existence on this planet is not only with animals but plants as well. Learn to how incorporate the elements of nature in your everyday life.
Regardless if you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, you experience the benefits of meditation from the very first moment. Learn more about the science and practice behind non-secular meditation and how you can start today.
Yoga & Exercise
All of the worries and stress of the day swirling around in your head actually causes your body to be physically tired. It seems counter-intuitive that physical exercise would relieve this stress and improve your energy–but in fact science proves that it does.