self-care

We could all use a heavy dose of “feel good” and self-care right now.

NaBloPoMo November 2015

Over the last several years, I’ve really loved learning as much as I can about things like “the power of the mind” and how what you think has so much to do with who you become; your health, your relationships, your successes.

I’ve tried it all; visualization, hot lemon water every morning, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar each day, coconut oil pulling, meditation, yoga. Green juicing, green smoothies. Matcha green tea. I’ve even tried jogging (it may not have looked like it, but that’s what I was trying to do). I’ve journaled; food journals, spiritual journals, goals journals, weight loss journals, prayer journals, just plain old normal journals.

So I’m a student of these practices, but I’m sort of terrible at actually putting them to use for very long.

I’m currently doing the spiritual practice of drinking Cabernet Sauvignon a few times a week.

Admittedly, I struggle to make it stick, but it doesn’t stop me from loving it, or at least the idea of it. And I know I’ll never truly give up, even if I am a poor student.

I felt like we could all use a heavy dose of “feel good” and self-care right now. I wanted to share some excellent posts that are out on Medium and Mind Body Green today.

 Shift Your Mindset by Saying Less of These Four Things

 50 Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms

 13 Tips To Feel Good Today

I’d like to hear from you, too. What types of things do you do to take care of yourself? What types of self-improvement practices do you have?

And does anyone have recommendations for making them stick?

 

One thought on “We could all use a heavy dose of “feel good” and self-care right now.

  1. I love going to dinner with my husband. It’s my favorite “feel good” activity. I exercise regularly so that I can enjoy great food. I indulge in a nice glass of wine or fun cocktail several times a week. I write when I feel like it and skip it when I’m not feeling inspired. I connect with as many people as I can, as often as I can. I love to smile and say hello to strangers when I’m out in public. I love to compliment people. (I never do so insincerely. But I’ve found that just as there’s always something to be thankful for, there’s always — or almost always — something nice you can sincerely say to someone to make them feel good about themselves. And it makes me feel great to do it.) I read and listen to books that educate and inspire me to grow. I cook and bake and create new recipes as a creative outlet. I soak in a tub of hot water with drops of lavender and grapefruit essential oils. And most important of all, I practice gratitude daily. My most frequent prayer is “Thank You, God, for Your faithfulness to me.” Considering much of my past, my life could have been very different from what it is today. Regardless of my inconsistency, He has always been present in my life and has proven to me time and again that He is always working all things for my good — even the really tough things.

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