Since my accident I’ve been OD with myself care, just trying clear my head and focus on where my life is going. I’m here to tell you, after having a serious near-death accident it will make you think about your life on a whole different level, the good the bad and the ugly. Self-Care has opened the eyes and the heart of many about the importance of consciously making yourself a priority, too. Instead of shrugging it off as a mere trend, you’ll be surprised to learn that there are, in fact, a lot of interesting studies validating the positive effects of this practice for the mind, body, and soul. Today I’m here to share 3 At-Home Self Care Activities.
What is self-care?
Self-care can be subjective. It may mean differently to different types of people. But essentially, any initiative you take to make your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being a priority may be considered a form of self-care. These includes:
- Identifying and purging your known triggers for stress, anxiety, and depression
- Letting go of toxic thoughts and relationships that drag you down
- Choosing to be with loving people who bring in encouraging ideas and positive energy
Self-care can also be something as simple as making an effort to get sufficient hours of sleep. Here are my 3 Favorite At-Home Self Care Activities.
Make Flower Arrangements
Something as simple as living with flowers (whether you receive them as a gift or buy them for yourself) in an indoor environment can make you feel happier. You don’t have to be a pro and you’re allowed to make your flower arrangement your way. I’ve been making my kitchen flower arrangments for the past couple months and I couldn’t be happier. It’s so relaxing!
Take time out to read
We already know that reading can make you smarter, but the activity has plenty of other benefits we can happily embrace. I feel like the best way to overcome stress is by reading. It’s a way for me to recharge your batteries and depending on what you’re reading it can be used to help guide you on this journey called life. And you can make it a family thing!
In today’s busy, ever-demanding world, we find ourselves constantly running around, unable to slow down and take care of ourselves. Our incessant busyness can make us run near empty. When we’re so caught up in giving to others, fulfilling obligations, and getting things done, we forget to reflect on our own mental and spiritual well-being. We forget that much of our stress and busyness is self-inflicted. Meditation is the perfect tool to add to your self-care kit, especially when we’re talking about learning to slow down and take some time for yourself.
In all, No matter how indulgent or fancy the term may sound, self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. You shouldn’t neglect your self-care.