Hey there! How you doin’? Great I hope. As we all know that 2020 has been year of tremendous suffering for people from all walks of life.
In this context people have mainly forgotten to make space for themselves as they ponder over the current drastic situation of the World.
Let us look at some ways in which we can create space we need for ourselves or simply self-care:
Self-care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated. Self-care and health care providers can be considered to be opposing ends on a health-related continuum or a complex relationship
“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.” – Katie Reed
First of all, it should come out as no surprise that in order to face down your mental blocks, you first need to know what they really are. Take an inventory of your stressors. What’s really a priority? Number your stressors on 1-10 scale of importance, and then tackle the most important.
Once you’ve made your list of mental health priorities, set your boundaries. Whether you are worried about your friend who constantly ditches you or your own negative self – talk,stop quietly tolerating it. Boundaries are healthy and prevent unwanted behaviour from coming at you. Let people know what you won’t tolerate.
Going to the gym or any fitness center shouldn’t be solely about your physical health and appearance – it plays a major role in improving the state of your mental health as well. Sure, working out can be bone-cracking and time consuming, but it’s worth it. Public gyms in many countries are still close due to the ongoing pandemic, so in that case you can work out at home, and it doesn’t need much equipment. See Also
Try to incorporate mindfulness into your daily activities. Mindfulness is the ability to be present, free from any distraction, with an open mind and a kind heart. You can integrate mindfulness into your day-to-day life by bringing more awareness and compassion to the things that you are already doing such as during your commute or while eating a meal.
If you’ve been putting of setting up an appointment with a therapist, go ahead and make the call. Introductory sessions are typically intended for you to get a sense of the therapist’s style and personality – and if the two of you don’t align, don’t feel bad about moving on.
Thanks for reading. 🙂 We hope this posts helps in every way possible.