Life is so unpredictable and change is inevitable. You may have days where it always seems like work, Work, WORK and feels like your brain is about to explode, but… DO NOT FEAR … as Anthony J. D’Angelo would say,
“Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured”.
As a matter of fact, the only person that can make a change for the better is YOU. You have the power to live your life the way you wish. So when it comes to a very busy day, make time to take care of yourself and do something COMPLETELY unrelated to your work.
What is YOUR Self-Care?
Self-care is taking a break to reflect, relax and focus on your mind, body and spirit. It is a time when you can ground yourself again and embrace what is around you. Self-care can come in different forms from meditating, exercising, to even simply sleeping. It is, of course, unique for every person, but if you were to ask me what my self-care practices are they would include:
- Anything that deals with dance or music – I relieve my stress through dance and absolutely love listening to live music
- Having those meaningful conversations with a friend or loved one beyond the how are you‘s and more of the how’s life conversations
- Cooking and baking
- Eating – who does not love food? As busy as we may get from work or school it is very important you do not skip out on meals. We must always remember to refuel our bodies and ultimately, our minds so that we can continue moving forward in the direction we want
Practising self-care makes a huge difference! Believe me; you do not want to end up being the person who needs to apologize for saying things you did not mean just because you were hangry. Or that one person who becomes mentally drained from work and loses sight of his/her end goals.
Love yourself as much as you love others. Respect yourself as you would want to be respected. And trust yourself enough to create the kind of self you know will lead you to happiness. Remember, no one knows you better than YOU so invest in yourself and you will gain something much greater than all the riches in the world – A Life filled with love, respect, and integrity.