We've all heard the age old saying TAKE A DEEP BREATH! But all breaths are not created equal. And in times of deep stress, I'd urge you to try a breath exercise that has a longer EXHALE than INHALE.
Self care seems to be a buzz word lately, but sometimes we need a reminder to press pause and allow ourselves some recovery time. We all have busy, sometimes over-scheduled lives where we try to balance the needs of spouses, children, aging parents, work, finances and day-to-day life. That leaves little time for us as individuals.
Off days are never truly off days. The weather never sleeps. New computer model data flows in multiple times a day. Viewer reports and questions stream in constantly on social media. For me, getting away from that is top of mind when it comes to self-care. There are a couple ways I do that, none of them fancy, and all of them involving nature. - Michael Page
When I think about self care I used to think about all the ways to feed, fuel, nourish and maybe even pamper my body. What I was leaving out was my mind & soul. My mind and soul were craving the simple pleasures of satisfying myself instead of a family of 6. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of them, right?
Our own inner voices often include criticism we would never direct towards someone else. So, why do we think about ourselves that way? My personal commitment to self care is doing my best to show myself the same love, acceptance, and kindness that I give to my clients, my family, and my friends. When I look in the mirror, I make a genuine effort to see and appreciate the things I really love. - Sarah Hinchey
Hitting the pavement before the sun comes up is something only those that do, appreciate. The early bird gets the worm. There are parts of Hingham that I will run to so I can catch the sunrise. The most BEAUTIFUL sunrise. I always stop, snap a pic and thank GOD for the beautiful day. - Erin Childs
Starting my day out with grateful and positive thoughts has worked wonders on my anxiousness and negative thoughts. These positive and grateful thoughts mean so much more when you write them down and will carry with you throughout the day.
After grabbing a cup of coffee and a glass of water with juice from a squeezed lemon, I turn on the gas fireplace and wake up my body by stretching and rolling.
My favorite self care daily ritual is my nightly bath. I always knew it made me feel relaxed, but here are some interesting science facts that supports why...and why incorporating this ritual into your own daily routine can have lasting, proven benefits.
One of the main jobs of the pineal gland (the "third eye") is to release melatonin to direct circadian rhythms and sleep cycles. It also impacts hormone balance and the immune system. If you didn't already know, your pineal gland has a big impact on your health & wellness.