While diet and exercise are certainly self-care behaviors, there are many more areas of ourselves important to nurture for overall wellness. Check out these balanced self-care ideas from tiny buddha! Consider adding one or two of these into your daily routine to exercise other parts of your body and mind! https://tinybuddha.com/blog/45-simple-self-care-practices-for-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/
Creating a wellness lifestyle creates vast improvements in mood. Yes, coping tools are great for getting through the bad moments and days. But, living an overall healthy lifestyle will lead to fewer and fewer of the bad times! Here are some tips and a list of mood lifters from SparkPeople! https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1562&utm_source=sparkpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=best-of-sparkpeople&utm_content=TS4-1
Here is an article from mindbodygreen with tips on using your phone to help keep you moving toward your goals. I personally do my best when I have a reminder of my goal as my wallpaper and lock screen. I also regularly set motivational reminders in my calendar that pop up throughout the day. Any one bad moment … Continue reading Use phone is a tool to stay on track.
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Self-care is something often neglected, another thing you may think you do not have time for. While exercise and healthy eating are part of self-care, it is important to expand self-care into relaxation, downtime, self-exploration, trying new things, etc. Unfortunately it is all too easy to get into the habit of treating ourselves with negative … Continue reading Make self-care a habit.