I don’t know about you, but goal setting (especially this time of year) can be kind of a stressful endeavour. There’s this pressure to renew ourselves, to better ourselves and to achieve (or at least set out to achieve) some pretty ginormous things. And you know what all that pressure adds up to? Anxiety baby! Which is not good fodder for building our dreams.
So how do we set goals in a healthy way? Because those dreams definitely aren’t going to achieve themselves. Let’s talk about it:
Looking to dive into a few new self care activities? Or are you just starting to make ‘you time’ a priority? I’m so excited for you! And I want you to know that self care doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated and it definitely doesn’t always need to take up hours of your time.
Whether you only have 10 minutes to spare or you’re looking for fun, simple self care options that you can do in the comfort of your own home this list is for you. Check it out:
What if I told you that there was something you could do for 10 to 20 minutes a day that would leave you feeling more relaxed and less anxious, build up your memory retention and attention to detail, increase feelings of empathy, support your immune system and even foster a healthy blood pressure? Would you be down? Totally, right? Great news, mindfulness meditation can do all that and more! And it’s a simple (and free) addition to your self care routine!
Let’s talk about what mindfulness meditation is, how it works and how you can take advantage of all it has to offer:
Do you make time everyday to take care of the wonderful you? And I mean, more than the basic, keep you alive stuff… I’m talking the stuff that makes you feel special. The things that help you feel relaxed. Soothing habits that de-stress you. Feel good activities that support your well-being. Or just the little things that make you happy.
Self care is a form of self love. And that, my friends, is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Because, when you love and care for yourself, you take care of yourself and make choices from a kind, loving place. So let’s work on our relationships with our incredible selves and get our self care on!
I think that we’re all obsessed with the pursuit of happy life. It’s something that the world has trained us to endeavour to find. Forever in pursuit, not quite satisfied with the now.
But how to we work on truly creating that healthy, happy life that we desire?
With that in mind here are some simple ways to add some joy to everyday.