Back in May, I wrote a post about Mental Health Awareness Month. I talked about the importance of self-care and how it helps me when life begins to get hectic. Since then, I’ve tried to make self-care an even higher priority. It’s made all the difference for me! Life gets busy, and for me personally, fall always seems to be the busiest time of year. During this busy time, I’m making it a goal to continue to practice self-care as it’s something that helps me tremendously. Here are a few things I’ve been doing:
I would love to hear from you guys! A lot of you have very hectic schedules, which can be stressful. What have you noticed that you struggle with and what do you do to take care of it? Do you make time to practice self-care? If so, what are some of your favorite forms? What advice do you have for other pros who may be struggling to find time for self-care?
@ramiehaas de-stressing is an area that you excel in! Do you have any tips for other pros on how they can incorporate this into their workday?
When one gets overwhelmed one can STOP, and believe it or not this is so key to be excited about because you are AWARE! The greatest gift is to be the witness of your own mind. Then one can choose many natural tools to help oneself in the moment. If it is safe ground yourself, place your feet flat on the floor (uncrossed legs) and close your eyes and imagine cords from the center of your feet down, down into Mother Earth and pause, then imagine/pretend/sense the cords coming back up through Mother Earth with all the energy she offers up through the legs, into the heart, pause and then imagine the energy rising out of the crown visualizing yourself grounded, connected and this alone will clear the overwhelm.
Another tool I like is to tap my thymus the space above the heart, gently tapping on your chest and saying to yourself, I notice that I am _____________________ and now that I notice I can be aware that I choose to tap out my anxiety, fear, confusion or anger. This one is especially good when driving, standing in line, waiting on the phone or a time you feel annoyed.
I know and so glad you are applying these simple techniques.
Let me know if I can be of service for our community, I would love to be the Wellness Expert.
I can see videos and a guided meditation weekly online for those who want to experience a bit of peace, calm, and focus.