Do you feel guilty in considering yourself as a priority? Selfcare is not being selfish. It’s about loving your own-self. We are workaholic people running around to get things right. But for others. If you consider yourself to be the weighing machine, the heavier side always being the
Priorities over Selfcare
In other words, we always forget ourselves to please others. But its really hard and is not also a healthy way to love it. We think our self to be a wonder Man/Woman but end up being a crazy one. Because we think selfcare is selfishness. We try to cope up with the environment and result in doing amazing things. But, compromising our other areas. Compromising our relationship, our connection as well our well being. Find a self-care regime by making yourself a priority in your own world. It’s amazing to see the differences it makes. You will feel more lively, refreshed and calmer and love your life.
Sharing with you have habits that would change your life. Put them into your day without fail. Feel the difference. It’s your own job to look after yourself, your emotion as well as your mental well being.
So, First thing in Selfcare is Keeping yourself Physical fit. And, Yoga the easiest and stay at home option for you. Every early morning make yoga routine your habit. It will help you with improving your flexibility, posture, healthy joint and muscles along with your core strength. Moreover, You start feeling amazing as days pass by. You can keep it low starting slowly. Firstly give some love to your joints and rotate every joint in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction few rounds. Starting from wrists, elbows, shoulder, neck, opening up the chest, back and forward bend, spinal twist and side bend, hip rotations, knees, ankles. Followed by with some repetitions of Sun Salutation. start from 10-15 minutes in first go. Nevertheless, Once you feel a bit stronger increase it around 30 minutes at least. It not only makes you feel refreshed but also provides you energy all day long.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Now, after physical health lets move forward to be strong mentally too. Take things slow, notice things around yourself. Feel the presence where you live and experience the world around you. Take time to look around, look the trees, the people around you. Sometimes stop and greet people. Stop worrying and be in the present. Mindfulness is a life saver and stays mindful in every aspect. Mind what you eat, you drink. Enjoy every precious moment on every precious day. Practicing daily medication after your morning exercise is also very helpful. Go through a guided visualization turning your back in the sun.
It takes 20-30 minutes from your day but leaves you with immense peace. Maybe at start your mind getting divert easily, or you feel uncomfortable in keeping your eyes closed. But, this is just the start. once you start from 3 minutes you could easily reach 30. Unite your body, mind, and soul. A strong mind makes a strong personality also helps with mood swings. So, yoga practice with some Meditation is need of you. Find some time for yourself morning or evening doesn’t matter.
Laughter and joy
Spend time with your precious person around you. Be silly, laugh and get yourself rolling on the floor. Drop any inhibitions, be playful and let yourself go. Bring laughter and joy into your life. Spend time with your partner, your children, and our friends.
Gardening or Nature Love
Getting out in the garden/park makes your soul musical. Meanwhile, It soothes your mind also nourish your soul. We get immense joy and satisfaction from the outcome itself. Not only this is selfcare but also a great way of releasing energy. And the most helpful part one
can spend his anger or frustration while gardening. Digging up the weeds is extremely helpful.
Making reading your habit
Try to get lost in a great novel feeling the story. Sit by a pool and give yourself
permission to enter the imaginative world. This would result in a big difference. And
here what you will challenge your work ethic. It not only gives a break from your
monotonous job but also put you in relief.
Water can make you calm and give immense pleasure. Walking along a beach or sitting by a pool soothes your soul. There are many things that would help you to maintain a balanced life. Apply them
as your self-care strategies. Be a better partner, a friend, and a better therapist. Before finishing it off, would like to mention a few things. This very change of yours may not accept gladly. Your friends and family may accuse you of being a bit selfish.
But don’t get disheartened, term it as SELF-CARE!!! You will feel great to see the ripple effect when you being the person, changes in the family system.