Finally, here’s the 2nd installment of our Self-Care Blog! Self Care has been a buzz word for over a time now perhaps to address the more agile world we live in. We deal with a lot of changes by the minute, one barely has the time to cope.
To help refresh your memory, the first 3 tips we shared previously, can be found in this link: https://thegreenboxlearningsolutions.com/2018/03/27/caring-for-the-self-this-international-womens-month/
Here are the next three tips which we think all of us can do to help center ourselves amidst the ever busier life we are into.
Tip # 4 Engage in a new hobby or go back to your favorite one.
What do you consider as your hobby? It usually is a favorite thing you spend your time and money on. I enjoy reading before, until it became book hoarding rather than reading (because I was too busy then!). I always wanted to learn photography but that means I need to invest on my own camera so I need time to save for that hobby to happen. A lot of women and men go into adult coloring now (it became and it is still is a a craze at some point!), which to me is an extension of what we love doing before when we were children.
There are so many hobbies to choose from but what is important is that you enjoy what you do and that it makes you happy! You can try exploring a new hobby or you can always go back to a favorite one — in my case its reading!
Tip # 5 Regularly care for your physical body.
We only have one body so its a must that we take care of it. Make time for a regular doctor’s check-up and laboratory tests. Seek a physician when you are sick and don’t self medicate! Nothing matters when we are down with illness or if we feel weak. No one wants a health scare! Our health is our wealth as they say.
Make time for exercise as well. It can be just a 15-minute walk, or run. Others do Yoga, Zumba, Pilates or house chores even! Exercise need not be complicated. Choose one that you enjoy and that you can do without hurting yourself. Always consult with your doctor first which exercise would fit you best. The challenge to doing regular exercise is the will to do it. Focus and be disciplined!
Tip # 6 Commune with Mother Nature.
Spending time with Nature brings a natural high and feelings of peace and contentment. Mother Nature in the form of the mountains, the sea, flowers, forest, valleys, plains (even farm and wild animals) is visually enchanting and brings home a feeling of being one with the Divine Creator. I always look forward to road trips outside of the city so I can see and smell the trees and all things green. Doing so renews my spirit and recharges my energy. When we surround ourselves with beautiful things, it helps us generate positive feelings. You need not go far to commune with Nature, you can appreciate your garden at home, or your flower pot inside the house. Take time to appreciate the gifts of nature and be renewed!
Which of these tips can you do this week? We hope you find time to do your self-care activity whichever suits you. Remember you are worthy of care and love! Watch out for the last Self Care installment blog next week!
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