Mindful actions that benefit your health and wellbeing.
For many, the month of September is a time of transition. The seasons are changing, kids are back in school, and the holidays are almost upon us. September is also National Self-Care Awareness Month, which is ideal for those who are kept busy with commitments, work, and daily life. To help you take some time out for yourself this month, we’ve rounded up a few great self-care tips to help you relax and enjoy life.
We live in such a rushed and over-stimulated society. Take yourself away from the distractions and technology. Find a beautiful place, whether it’s a park, the woods, or a quiet corner in your home, and just sit there. Be still. Make time for stillness regularly to reconnect with your breath, intention, and nature.
Eating our greens can help to lift our spirits, did you know? It has been found that a whole foods plant-based diet is one of the best to treat and prevent depression. The lighter you feel, the better your skin looks, the better you’ll feel, and the more energy you’ll have. It’s easy to slack on healthy eating when you’re stressed and busy, but doing so will only make you feel worse. Stop and remind yourself to nourish the body.
Regular exercise can transform your life. Make time to do what you love, whether it’s going to the gym, running the trails or taking a yoga class. Find an exercise that you enjoy and make time for it throughout the week.
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Comparing yourself to others is incredibly easy to do, especially through the means of social media. However, doing so robs you of appreciation for the sacred place your life is in at any given moment. Everyone has their own journey, and no one lives the perfect life. Focus on yourself and your own goals.
Accept What Is
Sometimes you have to accept things as they are. You cannot control everything, and some things may not go your way at all. When this does happen, take a breather and surrender. Trust that the current of life will take you where you need to go.
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