Life can be full of stress on the best of days, mix in the holidays; a life altering unexpected experience; or an overflowing to-do list; and you may find yourself teetering between mental and or physical burn out on a regular basis. Practicing self care on the daily is key to being able to deal with what life throws your way.
I'm a huge advocate of adding yourself into your planner. Just like you commit to a meeting for business, with a friend or community event - it is important to schedule a meeting with yourself regularly throughout your week (if not daily). Select activities that will help re-energize you mentally and physically, so that should a situation arise instead of reacting, you are able to calmly think through the situation for a positive out come.
Some de-stressing essentials I sprinkle throughout my weekly planner include:
~ Gardening (if season permits)
~ Listening to soothing music
~ Taking a walk
~ Energy Healing (Reiki, Reflexolgy, etc.)
~ A warm bath
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Schedule "me" time, to ensure no distractions or interruptions. If you live with others let them know that you will be unavailable for the next (fill in the blank) minutes - they will need to find their own lost keys, socks etc. Turn off phones, and other technical gadgets - if you need to share your 'me" time on social media, do it before or after your appointment with yourself. Spending time with yourself in a quiet space enables you to reconnect with your ISTA ~ your inner self.
How do you de-stress from the day?
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