Make self-care a habit.

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.

Stop complaining.

It can be so easy to find something to complain about, and some people are chronic complainers. If you have ever been around a chronic complainer, you know how exhausting it is! It can be difficult to notice when you yourself are the culprit of chronic complaint. Take a moment right now to really think … Continue reading Stop complaining.

Coping thoughts.

Often when we think of coping, we think of behaviors we can engage in (positive or negative) to get past the intense emotion or situation. Coping thoughts are also important tools to get through difficult times and difficult emotions. When a stressful situation occurs, our body heightens with arousal, and our thoughts can become negative … Continue reading Coping thoughts.

Track and observe your days.

Monitoring and understanding yourself day-to-day and week-to-week makes a big difference in self-care and self-understanding toward overall wellness and healthier living. Watching eating and exercise patterns, how these relate to mood, and how these are all interrelated with sleep patterns can be largely helpful in getting you closer to your goal, treating your body with … Continue reading Track and observe your days.

Comparisons.

Comparing yourself to others is another way to incite negativity into your life. Make a list of the qualities you use to compare yourself to others… be honest. Is it attractiveness, wealth, strength, intelligence, generosity, balance, desirability, capability, superiority, accomplishment? Look at your list. Are these the qualities you are insecure about in your own … Continue reading Comparisons.