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SELF-CARE Habits that Nourishes Your Body, Mind & Spirit

Self-care is vital to maintain our sanity.

Do you want to have a happier, healthier, and calmer Year? Continue Reading this blog.

When I was in the convent, my formator told me “If you want other people to love you, you need to teach them by loving yourself.”

However, I also learned that I cannot force people to love me, and I don't have to wait for them to turn around to feel loved. I will be the one who will give myself the care and love that I want for myself.

Maybe you experience moments in your life that someone cared about you. Someone showered you with all the attention that made you feel you were on top of the world. But then, they're gone.

You find yourself in misery. You are afraid that you can't go on with your life without the person who cherished you as you.

This is one hard truth that many people struggle to reconcile in their lives. NO ONE is sure how long someone will stay in your life! Also, you cannot expect anyone to give you the care and attention you want and make you happy.

Do you know why? Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself this question "Can I give all my attention to the people I care for? Can I make them happy all the time?

I am sure your answer is "No!" because you have limits. Every person has a set of expectations based on their personal experiences.

So, if you are someone who expects others to make you happy, loved, and accepted… In this new year, I urge you to wake up and accept the truth that they can't always make you happy. Hence, Learn how to take good care of yourself, and you'll always be well taken care of!

For a happier, calmer, and peaceful you in this NEW YEAR, practice self-care each day.

Here are some strategies to take care of that vital blessing you have-YOURSELF!

Unplug for at least an hour each day. Give your mind a break from the digital world. Turn off your phone. Close your laptop. Turn off the TV. Stop watching or reading bad news. Instead, go for a walk, dance, read a book, meditate, talk to people or do something you love to do. You'll be glad you did.

Eat mindfully. My mentor always reminds me of this, especially when I had too many things to do. She will say, "Dolly, when you eat, you just eat." Pay attention while you're eating. Keep your attention on the process. You'll eat less and eat better food. It's easy to eat a lot of junk while you're distracted by something else. Give it a try. Pick one meal that you will just eat without doing anything else.

Stretch. Stretching is good for your body. If you're watching TV, sit on the floor and spend the time stretching. You can also try Yoga.

Compliment yourself. Become your best friend. What types of compliments would you give yourself? Spend a few minutes looking at yourself in the mirror and let the compliments fly. It's a little awkward at first, but eventually, it will make you feel good.

Ask for help. Do not be afraid to ask for help. I am sure that people ask for your support, and you will gladly help those you can. I want you to realize that you are also worthy of receiving help from others.

Eat healthily and Exercise. Remember, your body is the TEMPLE of GOD. You need to take care of it. Plus, your body is your vehicle to go where you want to be. It is more challenging for you to get to your desired life if your body is sick. So, nourish your body.

Get enough sleep. Become aware of how many hours is enough sleep for you as it is different for each one. Sleeping is essential as it resets your body. If you struggle to sleep, establish an evening routine that will put your body into sleeping mode.

Take a bath/hot bath at least once a week. Taking a bath is relaxing and has a calming effect. You can add essential oil to your bath. Stretch out and soak for at least 30 minutes. You might turn out the light, listen to your favorite music, listen to affirmation, or you can close your eyes and just relax. Give yourself this luxury at least once a week.

Self-care is vital to maintain our sanity. However, sad to say that many people struggle to find time for self-care.

Download our free resources, "Keep Your Marriage Alive & Fresh Checklist" This checklist will guide you on how you could carve time for self-care and and keep your marriage alive and strong.

People who are busy and stressed are often lacking in self-care. It's essential to pay attention to your needs and recognize your limits. Good self-care practices can reduce burnout and stress levels. Keep your energy levels high and rejuvenate yourself each day by looking after yourself effectively.

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