Self Care II – Mental Self Care

Self Care Ideas for the Mind

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Today we are going to focus on the mind.

Your mental health is just as important as the food you eat. Today we often aim to fit a lot in, without a lot of down time, leaving room for stress to creep in and take charge.

If you feel stressed, anxious, overworked or generally unhappy or uninspired then it is even more important to give your mind some extra space and calmness.

Many of us find it difficult to quieten the mind so here are a few ways you could start to
take care of yourself which literally can take up only 5 minutes a day!

• Sit outside and watch the clouds for 5 minutes
• Listen to your favourite song with your eyes closed
• Meditate for 10 minutes
• Read a positive book or magazine
• Unplug for an hour – flight mode on all devices and recharge
• Focus on your breathing – take a few deep breathes in and exhale out what
doesn’t serve you anymore (emotions, energy, words…)

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Doing nothing, or daydreaming, is a perfectly viable option for today.

With a healthy self care routine for the mind you’ll be well on your way to feeling better
in no time.

Sometimes it can take just 5 minutes in your day to change how it is going.

A little mental space goes a long way.
What are some of your favourite ways to clear the mind and look after your mental health to de-stress at the end of the day?

I like to

  • listen to self-talk (selftalk classrooms of the mind)
  • talk with my life partner
  • ask my son about his latest obsessions
  • brain dump (write everything on your mind down)
  • enjoy an herbal tea
  • do a short meditation on my breath
  • read in bed
  • do something creative (crafting, sewing, dancing, writing blog posts or making social media imagery, making homemade greeting cards)
  • go outside and watch the lights twinkle, take some breaths

What are some of your favourite ways to clear the mind and look after your mental health to de-stress at the end of the day?

xox

Dana

About Dana Green Remedios

Holistic Nutritionist

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