Self-care has to become a habit so that when we’re dealing with stress, we know what to do. ::: ➡️ Sensory When you feel stressed and need a calm mind, try focusing on the sensations around you—sights, smells, sounds, tastes, touch. 🔸️Breathe in fresh air 🔸️Snuggle under a cozy blanket 🔸️Take a hot shower / bath 🔸️ Get a massage 🔸️ Pay attention to your breathing ::: ➡️ Pleasure A great way to take care of yourself when you’re coping with stress is to engage in a pleasurable activity 🔸️Take yourself out to eat 🔸️Be a tourist in your own city 🔸️Garden 🔸️Watch a movie 🔸️ Do a craft project ::: ➡️ Mental You can also give yourself a boost by doing a task that you’ve been avoiding or challenging your brain in a novel way. This can also boost self-confidence. 🔸️ Clean out a junk drawer or a closet 🔸️ Try a new activity 🔸️ Immerse yourself in a crossword puzzle 🔸️ Do a word search ::: ➡️ Spiritual Getting in touch with your values is a sure way to cope with stress and foster a calm mind. 🔸️ Pray 🔸️ Read poetry or inspiring quotes 🔸️ Light a candle 🔸️ Meditate ::: ➡️ Emotional Dealing with our emotions can be challenging when we’re coping with stress. We tend to label emotions as “good” or “bad,” but this isn’t helpful. Instead: 🔸️ Accept your feelings. They’re all OK. Really 🔸️ Write your feelings down. 🔸️ Cry when you need to ::: ➡️ Physical Coping with stress by engaging the body is great because you can bypass a lot of unhelpful mental chatter. 🔸️ Try yoga 🔸️ Go for a walk or a run 🔸️ Take a nap 🔸️ Stretch ::: ➡️ Social Connecting with others is an important part of self-care. 🔸️ Go on a lunch date with a good friend 🔸️ Calling a friend on the phone 🔸️ Participating in a book club 🔸️ Joining a support group ::: Which one is your favourite way to take care of yourself?
Last 2 years have been hard to us all. First pandemic, now war (next door for us here in Poland 😬). We’re all tired, stressed, tired of being stressed…we need to take care of ourselves 🙏 we need to take care of our minds ❤ ::: How to stay calm now? 🔸️ First of all, if watching news boosts your anxiety stop watching it! Either go online only for 10-15min to catch up on most important things to know what’s happening or, even better, ask your family/friends to inform you if there’d be something you really need to know about. Don’t spend hours watching photos/videos from the war. 🔸️ Instead of constant reading about next victims 💔 read how you can help. There’s plenty foundations where you can donate. If you live in Poland, Moldova or Romania you can donate food, clothes, cosmetics, blankets for the refugees. 🔸️ If that’s all too much for you you can cut off from all of that completely and keep on living your normal life, that’s totally fine and understandable. Focus on yourself and practice self-care. 🔸️ If you find yourself panicking, take slow deep breaths, try meditating, go for a walk or soak in a warm bath. Do whatever makes you calm. 🔸️Write down all your questions, all your anxieties, let it all out. 🔸️ Talk to your close ones about your concerns, hear them out (but please talk to people who know what they’re talking about, don’t spread fake news etc). Remember that you can always message me ❤
It’s OK. It’s ok if you’re 30+ and still don’t know what you want to do in life. We all need time to figure out what is our true passion, what we really care about and what we’re good at. Take your time, try different things 😉 ::: It’s ok if you’re 30+ and you’re still single and don’t have kids. Don’t rush into any relationship just to make the pressure that society puts on us go away. Keep looking for that prince/princess, keep evolving, keep blooming, your time will come 🌸. ::: It’s ok if you’re 30+ and you’re deep into marriage with several kids and no career. We all want different things and there’s no need to fill bad about not fitting into some ‘society standards’. Just be you, follow your instincts and do what you want with your life 🤷🏼♀️. ::: It’s ok if you’re 30+ and don’t have any academic degree, you’re not a doctor or a master in any field. Education is important but experience is more powerful and there’s no university that can teach you how to deal with problems 😉 ::: It’s ok if you don’t keep in touch with some relatives because it’s better and healthier for you this way 😉 ::: It’s ok if you’re 30+ and you miss your Mom when she’s not around and you keep calling each other every day. ::: We all have different needs. We all have different prorieties. We all are different and it’s ok 😘.
Do you regularly workout? 🤔 Working out is good not only to your body but to your mind too! 🧠 Tired of feeling down? 😴 Move! 😁 Stressed about work? 🤯 Move! 😁 ::: „Simply moving your body, has immediate, long-lasting and protective benefits for your brain” – Wendy Suzuki, profesor of Natural Science and Psychology 😎 ::: Excercise will have both a positive chemical effect on your brain 🧠 reducing stress and improving mood as well as resulting in lasting positive benefits for the brain and body! ::: It is scientifically proven that working out improves your mood and decreases feelings of depression, anxiety and stress 🤗. After a good workout session your body starts producing lots of endorphines – happy hormones 🤩 ::: You feel proud and satisfied that you’ve worked out and managed to make your muscles work = your mood is better 😊 Your heart is beating fast so brings lots of blood and oxygen to your body and to your brain = your mind and memory works better 🤓 ::: Working out regularly makes your body chage, you lose weight, your body gets firm and looks better, your have more endorphines in your body, your mind works better = you’re happier 🤗
This is so simple! Excercise does really improve happiness! 😉 ::: You should workout 20-40 min 3-4 times a week. I know you don’t feel like it, I know it’s hard to start 😉. Believe me it is so hard for me to get up from a couch or desk and workout, I almost never feel like it and need to force myself to do it but I ALWAYS feel soooo good afterwards ☺
The situation in the world is more and more intense 😓 (and even more intense in Poland now as government keeps taking our rights, now e.g. with an abortion 😡), we are all more and more stressed (I know I am) so it is EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to take care of our mental health now, to be good to ourselves and to practice self-love 🙏 ::: What are the Benefits Of Practising Self Love Exercises? By getting into the habit of practising a self-care routine you will: ::: 🔅 Nourish your body with healthy food and activities 🔅Put yourself first sometimes and learn to say ‘no’. 🔅Take a much-needed break from social media without feeling utterly guilty and wretched. 🔅Indulge without feeling guilty. 🔅Learn to recognise thoughts for what they are and not act upon them. 🔅Love and respect yourself more ::: 5 Self-love Exercises That You Need To Practice. NOW ➡️ # 1: Write 📝 Sit and write down everything that’s on your mind. ::: ➡️ # 2: Walk 🚶♂️🚶♀️ Pick some excluded, quiet place, put a warm jumper & face mask on and go for a walk. ::: ➡️ # 3: Make a Date With Yourself 💖 Watch some movie you love, read a good book, draw, paint, just spend some quality time with you and you only! ::: ➡️ # 4: Workout 💪 Working out is always good. It’s not only about health benefits but it is good for your mind too! Let it all go. Just let all your anger or frustration out – kickboxing is best for that! You’ll feel so much better! ::: ➡️ # 5: Don’t forget the small things 🎁 Get yourself something nice! Maybe buy some girly magazine to read about some totally trivial things? Or go online shopping and get new pair of earing or some new book? Anything that will make you happy! 🤗