If you love YOUR family…YOU will take the time to love YOURSELF! You may think that is selfish or harsh, but when you keep yourself healthy in mind, body, and soul. You will relay that to your family and friends. Be considerate of others, if you are physically sick, stay home. If you are negative, stay home…as you will not only potentially pass on viruses, but you will pass on the fear. and fear is almost worst than a virus itself.
Self-care is a necessary action or behavior expected to keep us healthy, strong, and happy. At the same time, self-care improves our personality and character through better self-esteem. Right now we need a lot of self-esteem and confidence. You have the power within to reach for that confidence.
Successful self-care is associated with self-discipline and determination. It can be tough to control indulgent behavior or to let loose from a limiting situation. It takes persistence and dedication to love and care for oneself especially if we are focused on caring for others. Let us give time to care for ourselves, too, so that we can continue to care for our family and loved ones. This is critical. If you don’t refuel, it is hard to help anyone else. And right now it is important to be in peak form, for others, who are not so strong.
Mental health professionals of the American Holistic Health Association recommend at least 20 minutes a day of doing something that would lessen stress, boost happiness, and improve total mind and body health. One of the easiest things you can do immediately is to breathe. It will help eliminate stress and anxiety. In addition, deep breathing calms you, so you can make better decisions.
Here are a few more effective ways of caring for your mind and body through breath.
Take a break to rest, breathe the right scents, and meditate- Rest, fresh oxygen, and meditation are very important for maintaining a relaxed mind and sharp concentration. Breathe the right scents of aromatic oils and citrus essence. Do your deep breathing exercise near trees and plants. The early morning dewy grass emits fresh oxygen that helps to purify our airways. Relax your mind and all your muscles as you breathe. Meditate.
Get enough sleep- The body needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep to repair its cells and tune up its vital organs. Sleep restores, rejuvenates, and energizes the body and brain. During sleep, the body conserves energy, recharges the immune system, and grows or repairs new cells.
Exercise– Regular exercise keeps your body agile and strong. It combats diseases and other health conditions. It controls weight, improves mood, and boosts energy. So even though you might be homebound right now, you can still move… take walks, dance, just get off the couch!
Get a good massage– Scientific massage therapy helps alleviate the following conditions: muscle pains, headaches, insomnia, sports injuries, digestive disorders, and even anxiety. Be sure to get a licensed therapist to avoid spinal cord or nerve injury and risks of bone fracture during the massage.
Be happy – smile and laugh– When you smile, you look more confident, beautiful, and friendly. At the same time, people view you as relaxed, attractive, reliable, and sincere. It is good for your health and the health of others.
Eat the right food for the nutrition of mind and body- The food you eat directly affects how your mind and body performs. The right food gives you energy, boosts your IQ, improves your mood, and sharpens your memory. “Smart foods” such as nuts, seeds, blueberries, eggs, fish, avocado, and whole-grain promote cardiovascular and brain health. They promote good circulation and overall health.
Accept things as they are and simply be grateful– If there’s nothing at all that you can do to change things, better accept them and wait for nature to take its course. Nature and time usually change things. Simply count your blessings and be grateful. Do what you can, and realize that you are doing the best you can.
Make an effort to improve relationships.- Do your part in saving friendships and other relationships that matter to you. Trust is a very important factor in successful relationships. Value their trust and trust them wholeheartedly if they deserve it. Reach out to people, via video and messenger during tough times especially. People matter.
Cherish your friends and find more good friends.- You will know who your true friends are. When you do, treasure them. Let them know that you remember them by communicating regularly through phone, email, social media even if you’re apart. People come together and are resilient and in tough times they prove that. Cherish your friends.
Forgive, forget, and free yourself. – Free yourself from the bondage and ill effects of hate and grudges by forgiving those who wronged you. Forget them and move on. It’s great to be free from hurting relationships. When you are hateful, it only hurts you, as it steals your energy, that you could be directing somewhere else.
Nurture yourself with great self-care ways to enjoy a healthy, longer, and meaningful life.
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