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Self-Care Starts In The Mind

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The foundation of self-care is tending to your mental health. While eating healthy, exercising, and sleeping are known to help us stay well, we must pay attention to the mind as well.
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The foundation of self-care is tending to your mental health. While eating healthy, exercising, and sleeping are known to help us stay well, we must pay attention to the mind as well.
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when we think of self care, we tend to think of exercise, eating right and getting a good amount of sleep and these are all excellent practices for staying well but rarely are the first thoughts of self care directed at our emotional well being. We must not ignore our mental health as it can have a negative impact. Not only on our emotional but physical well being. Start by taking inventory of your self care practices, including your mental health. For most of us, it has been sorely tested over the past few weeks, fear, panic, anxiety, frustration, anger and more which may have led to feelings of sadness, stress, exhaustion, and even depression. These are all natural responses to what we've been going through. But remaining in any of these states for a prolonged period of time can have serious health implications. Again, assuming you are well or healing, consider whether you're still stressed out. If you're still in seclusion, what's causing the stress? If you're at home and careful. If you go out for necessities, you're pretty safe from getting sick. So it's probably not that causing your stress, pay attention to your thoughts. Are you creating your own stress by obsessively overthinking From dwelling on the past two, replaying negative events to worrying about the future. Putting yourself into a state of stress has a negative impact on the entire body. If you're struggling with your thoughts, don't judge yourself, this is just what our brains do. But the good news about stresses that we can control it to a large degree through methods of self care that will help reduce the negative chatter and help us refocus on actions we can take to support our well being, reducing stress has been shown to increase immune response by keeping the body in a state of ease. A body under stress is a body in the state of unease or simply put this, sees practicing meditation, mindfulness and other forms of contemplated practices can help us calm down the projections of the mind and allow us to see where we can minimize stress being present allows us to recognize that in this moment we are not in a stressful situation at all. Most of it is made up stories in our minds about a what if that hasn't even happened? Mindfulness practices also help us accept what is If you're out of work now or are concerned, you will not have a job to return to. That's definitely a scary scenario. But the fact is millions of people are now out of work and maybe for some time if you run a business that has been closed or is considered high risk, you're also facing a very uncertain future. So again, just plain scary. But stressing about it won't help and in fact can make the situation much worse. When we are in a state of stress, our ability to think clearly or creatively is greatly diminished beyond fighting or running neither of which we can actually do if ever in the modern history of the world do we need to be able to think clearly and creatively? It's now so the most important step you can take right now for your self care is to mind your mind. Let's add mindfulness to the self care list of exercising, eating healthy and getting enough sleep beyond these activities. Self care is actually very personal and individualized, Find activities that bring you pleasure and peace for now. It may be something as simple as baking a cake, playing video games, reading a good book, creating a drawing or completing a puzzle. Lots of people seem to be finding joy in tackling homemade sour dough bread. One key to self care while waiting to see what happens in the world is finding something to get lost in. That brings you joy, creativity can be a great way to channel stress into something that ultimately brings you peace. Self care is different for everyone and only, you know, what makes you feel good as thoughts return to worrying about the future, which they will simply remind yourself to return to the task at hand. What are you doing right now? How does it feel if it feels good? Keep doing it if it feels frustrating, find something else to do the time will come when we will have to focus on what to do about lost jobs, rebuilding the economy and how to navigate the world in a new way. But right now we can focus on identifying what we need to do to shore up our individual well being so that we're ready to tackle whatever challenges lie ahead.
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