Happy Monday! We are just one day away from the fall season and I think all of us can agree that 2020 has been a very difficult and stressful year that has really tested our mental health. We have four more months left in this year and I hope you guys continue to take care of yourself and practice self-care. If you are new to the self-care journey then this post is just for you so keep reading for all the deets.
7 ways to practice self-care this fall
Journal: Journaling is one the cheapest and most effective forms of self-care. Journaling provides an outlet where you can purge all of your deepest thoughts and fears. Journaling consistently can lead to improved sleep, a healthier immune system, and helps heals from trauma faster.
Limit Phone Time: Get in the habit of spending the first 30 minutes of your day stretching, meditating, and practicing gratitude. How we start the day dictates how we end our day.
Breathe: Paying attention to your breathing is key to self-care to help with anxiety. Take a few moments throughout the day to breathe and reduce stress.
Sleep: Get 8 hours of good quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. Getting proper sleep has many benefits including being a in a good mood, keep your mind clear and weight under control, and your immune system strong.
Take A Bath: Run yourself a long, luxurious bath and melt away the stress of the day. Make sure you carve out some uninterrupted time to sit, soak, and be alone with your own thoughts.
Dance Party: Jam to your favorite artists while you dance around your home. Music can help manage stress, enhance memory and alleviate pain.
Set Boundaries: The ability to say no is a powerful self-care tool. You don’t have enough hours in the day to help everyone who may need you.
How do you practice self-care? Let me know in the comments.