Everybody everywhere is talking about self care and if they aren’t they should. I think sometimes people associate self care with selfishness and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Times are tough. Actually times are really tough. We have moved passed the part about times being uncertain. Times are really scary. If we don’t see the purpose in taking care of ourselves now when will we?
Do yourself a favor and don’t skip over the Self Care Sunday hashtag. Don’t do something that you don’t enjoy but do, do something for yourself today that your future self will thank you for. Be sure to comment below of other ideas you have for self care to share with the rest of Community Strong.
Be strong. Be safe. Be happy. Be well.
- Spend 20 minutes a day de-cluttering. Snap a picture of your mess, set a timer for 20 min, then snap an after picture to celebrate your accomplishment.
- Refill your water bottle hourly. Our bodies need fluids to maintain proper functioning, and dehydration may lead to constipation, dizziness, confusion and low blood pressure.
- Create a Yay! List. At the end of today write down everything that made you say Yay! to help recognize things that are going right in your life.
- Dig in the dirt. Research shows people who get their hands dirty are generally happier and healthier.
- Discover a new podcast. We are digging Hardcore Self-Help Podcast with Dr. Robert Duff and Kelli Walker on Not Another Anxiety Show.
- Plan a trip to a new spot in the world whether you take it or not. This is a perfect escape from reality .
- Take a course in something brand new. Try dancing, photography, or gardening. Active learning is great for calming the mind.
- Unfollow people who bring you down on social media. Check Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and stop engaging with anyone whose content doesn’t make you feel good.
- Create a “no” list, with things you know you don’t like or you no longer want to do. Examples might include: Not checking emails at night, not attending gatherings you don’t like, not answering your phone during lunch/dinner.
- Write a letter (or an email) to an old friend. Social connectivity at any level is key to our health.