Self

5 Self Care Ideas

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Self care is something I really struggle with.  There is too much to do, and not enough time to get things done. Of course, I always think that I am the only one that can do these tasks.  Problem is, I am often the only one.  I don’t deal with stress well.  I feel it in my head, shoulders, and stomach.  Now, due to prolonged stress I even feel it in my legs.  That’s a new one.  So I am working on relaxing as much as I can.  Here are a few things that I do to relax.

  1. Take a deep breath.  I take 5 minutes, usually in the car, where I turn off all media and take deep breaths to reset.  Try it when you are waiting in your car.
  2. Journal.  I have kept a journal since I was 10.  Need some help starting one?  Check out my monthly journal prompts.  A journal can be done in anything.  You can use a journal, plain notebook, loose paper, or a computer.
  3. Go to a rolfer.  Rolfing has really helped me with both pain and stress.  Rolfing works by manipulating the connecting tissue of the body.  After a session I always stand a bit taller.
  4. Call a friend, call your mother, call someone and let it out.  If that isn’t your thing, then just call to catch up.  I will get your mind off it.
  5. Have a short stay somewhere. Go for a night or two to a hotel.  Spend some time alone.  You need it.

What are ways you like to take care of yourself?

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