Physical, mental & emotional self-care is the antidote to the daily grind.
Work can be stressful, family life is chaotic, and time is moving too fast. So we look for conveniences to make things easier, like the drive-through, skipping a workout, or avoiding responsibilities via the four-inch screen in our hands. But all of those things can make matters worse and affect us more negatively in the long run. If you're run down, fed up, and stressed out, it's time to feel better with some self-care!
Self-Care and Finding Your Own Happy
None of the suggestions below are meant to be strict rules, but rather guidelines to help you find your own 'happy.' After all, you want to be a positive impact on those around you, and that starts with you finding joy before you can spread it to others.
You know when you get on an airplane, and they are going through the emergency procedures, and they say, "if the oxygen masks descend from the ceiling, place yours over your mouth and nose before assisting anyone else"? This is because if you don't take care of yourself first, you may run out of oxygen halfway through helping someone else, and then you become someone in need of help instead of someone who can help.
"The same goes for happiness and joy; it begins with you, and then you will naturally radiate this incredible sense of peace to those around you."
We are going to break this into three sections: Physical, Mental, and Emotional/Spiritual. Some of the tips in each section benefit more than just that segment, so it's a win-win!
LET'S GET PHYSICAL
TRAIN YOUR BRAIN
GOOD FOR THE SOUL