Breathe - Try to practice 4-7-8 breathing [breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath for seven, then exhale for eight] a couple of times every hour to help reduce stress and regulate the nervous system. Be Your Own Biggest Fan - View self care as an opportunity to be a better version of yourself, to build yourself up, and let your strengths guide you, while looking at weaknesses with a sense of compassion. When you focus on you, you’ll become stronger, and isn't that the point? It's so much more satisfying to push yourself to the tune of ‘yes I can’ than to be afraid of failing or feeling like you're somehow not good enough if you don't perform the way you wanted to in your day to day life. Your mental game affects how you feel emotionally and how you perform physically, so always make sure your inner voice is pumped up, ready to rise up to a challenge, but is ready to celebrate every moment of personal time that you spend on you taking care of yourself. Stay Hydrated - Practice self-care through giving your body the proper hydration. Practice having water at all times to stay hydrated. As simple as this may seem, it will have a lasting impact on how you feel, think, and respond. Give your body what it needs and it will perform as it was designed to perform as well as heal itself. Unplug - The most important self-care action you can take is to let your mind relax and be uncluttered. In today’s world Social Media and online tasks clutter our minds.
Create a rule so that you are not responding to emails, checking social
media, or replying to texts when you are focused on family time and personal “me time”. If you can escape and truly enjoy your personal and family intimate times, your life becomes more fulfilling. Unplug and take care of your best assets.
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