If you were to ask me a month ago what I was doing to take care of myself, I wouldn’t know what to tell you. Let me rephrase that, what I considered “self-care” was binge-watching shows on Netflix and impulse shopping. Now I’m not saying that I completely quit both of those things, but they are no longer the things that come to mind when I think of how I take care of myself on a regular basis.
So what are you doing to take care of yourself? Are these things contributing to your growth and well-being or are they tools for escaping? Regardless of how you answered those two questions, I want to share some of my new favorite tools for feeling my best and I’m going to recommend you try them:
Walk for 1-Hour a Day
Go at your own pace. Throw on your favorite podcast and get going! I find that walks provide space and time to learn something new while getting your steps in. During this hour, I like to watch YouTube videos or listen to the news.
Take Baths Several Times a Week
Run the water, sprinkle in your favorite bath soaps, light some candles and turn off the lights. And if you’re feeling it, turn on some meditation music. Challenge yourself to take longer baths. Baths offer a unique opportunity to process your thoughts, stretch, and love your body. My self love and acceptance has grown so much since I have made this a regular thing.
Drink Tea in the Afternoon / Night
I never understood why people did “tea” before. I only started drinking it recently because I had an upset stomach and suddenly it became a habit. Now I totally love my tea time / me time! It helps me to slow down and refocus. I love preparing tea to break up my day at work or drinking it before bed to wind down.
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I used to think “pain is gain.” It has to hurt to be effective. BS! I now now that if you do it right, it seems effortless. It seems so natural. Pounding the pavement, or the treadmill, should feel like a quick jog in the woods on ground of pine straw. The trick is to do,your exercises and meditation at a pace to allow you to gradually reach that level. I’m a hard head and it took a few surgeries for me to gain this deep knowledge.
I totally agree with you! There’s a difference between doing things that require effort and pushing yourself way too hard. Thank you for reading and sharing your insight and experience 🙌
Take it from someone who survived successfully over 30 years of stressful teaching. Favorite self help tips – Balance each energetic “yang”experience you undertake with a more relaxing “ying” and don’t depend on doing these activities alone. I hope you write more blogs in 2023.