What is self-care?
Self care includes the actions that you take to nurture yourself.
Self care requires MINDFULNESS
Self Care gives your mind, body, and spirit what they need in order to thrive.
Self care requires awareness of what is and isn't nurturing your well-being.
Self care is an important activity to do everyday.
Self Care Essentials
HydrateYour body is made up of at least 70% water.
Daily hydration is crucial for many reasons:
To regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, keep organs functioning properly, supports detox and elimination along with brain function. Proper hydration also affects sleep quality, cognition and mood.
Not all water is the same. Quality matters.
Nurture you bodyNurturing your body is foundational for overall health and well-being.
Your body must be nurtured to function for you.
Eating the wrong foods gives the body the wrong instructions, we then become obese or malnourished putting us at risk for disease.
Something to ask yourself:
Do you eat to live?
Or do you live to eat?
BreatheWe hold our breathe often without realizing it keeping oxygen which is vital from our body.
I challenge you to this exercise of FIVE deep inhales and full exhales.
Take a moment to close your eyes, listen to and feel that breathe of air as your chest expands. Imagine watching the air as it enters your body and also as it leaves.... take your time.
Looking for peace? That inner connection and peace are there for you.
Be mindful of your Breathing patterns not taking each Breathe for granted.