Lifestyle: Practicing Self-Care Is Very Important Especially During Autumn Season.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

We are finally into the ‘Ber’ months of the year (yay). This is my favorite time of the year, starting with September when Autumn begins as September marked the birthday month of some special people I have crossed paths with in life, and now we are in October with Halloween here tomorrow.
Then we have November for Bonfire Night then ending with December we have Christmas. With the nights now getting longer and the weather is starting to get a bit chillier It was nice to wave goodbye to Summer and welcome Autumn with my wide-open arms. 
This is definitely my most favorite season of them all and it's the season to practice more self-care, the days are shorter and the nights are longer, we now have to do more things to take care of ourselves and Mental, Physical, Spiritual Wellbeing.
It’s important that every day we are in the business of taking care of ourselves, acknowledging how we feel, and taking steps to form small habits that have a positive impact on our wellbeing. It doesn’t have to be a luxurious, extravagant, or expensive experience. Rather, actions with the intention to take care of our mind, body, and soul will go a very long way trust me on this.
Today, I want to share with you a few simple ways to allow a moment of self-care into your busy routine.
SELF-CARE FOR THE MIND
MEDITATION
Having five minutes of meditation or quiet contemplation can make the biggest difference. If not at the end of the day to help you wind down, perhaps at lunchtime to help you de-stress and re-focus.
Mental rest is just as important as physical rest. You don’t even need to sit on the floor or in any particular position. It can be as simple as sitting on a chair, hands in your lap, and closing your eyes.
I normally use videos on Youtube because they can help get you started with guided meditation techniques. There are also many YouTube channels that take you through these practices ranging from five to 40 minutes. Give this a try and you will notice a huge difference in how you feel.
BREATHING EXERCISES 
Breathing techniques are a big part of not only meditation but yoga. Deep breathing in, holding, and breathing out on set counts is one option. Just focusing on single counts of breathing in and out on repeat is great if the first option makes you feel light-headed. It’s important to only pursue what feels good to you.
DIY PAMPERING
This is something I love to do occasionally and it's cost-effective. Sometimes just Run yourself a relaxing bath with a muscle soak, Himalayan, or Epsom salts to help relieve tension in the muscles. A simple foot soak and scrub, painting your nails or a face mask are all acts of self-care that can make you feel better about yourself. Due to Covid restrictions and the way the world has made it more difficult for people to physically hang out you can book a Pampering session over Zoom or Skype and have a nice girly session with your girls- believe me, this is therapeutic.
Don't Forget Self- Care for the Soul.
They don’t say laughter is the best medicine for nothing. Laughing triggers endorphins and also helps reduce stress hormones in your body. Perhaps some comedy TV, talking with a friend that always brightens your mood is a good way to go.
LASTLY, SPENDING TIME WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE
Taking care of yourself is sometimes all about ensuring the people you care about and who care about you are around. Self-care isn’t something we should be in the habit of slotting in whenever we’re not busy or whenever we reach the edge of burnout from our daily lives. Instead, we should see taking care of ourselves as a preventative measure and also one that will allow us to be better at our roles whether that be at the workplace, at home, or otherwise. Learning to love yourself is just as important as loving others. The same applies to caring for yourself.
Finding balance is key. It’s a positive layer of selfishness that shouldn’t be looked down upon nor disregarded. To take care of others and to carry out our responsibilities successfully, we need to first take care of ourselves.  The importance of self-care is that it allows you to build upon becoming the best version of yourself.
I hope you have found this write-up somewhat helpful, please don't forget to share it with your family and loved ones, wishing you a lovely week ahead. Oh and Happy Halloween.


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