Self care is all the rage and for good reason.
We are craving more time spend in “being” mode and less time spent “doing.”
Things like burnout (which is now an official condition), adrenal fatigue, nervous breakdown, anxiety, depression, and more stress related issues, have been on the dramatic increase for years now. We know that stress contributes to pretty much EVERY SINGLE chronic issue out there. I don’t think there is any real argument for the idea that our the health of our physical body is not connected to our mental and emotional health.
We all know it’s true.
But what can you do? Our lives are busy, demanding and seem to go going so fast it can feel like “if only I could just catch up, then I could focus on managing my stress better.”
Listen! this is the truth. There is ALWAYS the same amount of time. It’s not something you will EVER have more of. You will always have the same amount of hours in the day, and what you decide is important and deserves the precious minutes or hours of your days is what you spend those minutes doing.
So if you feel overly stressed, busy and swamped, take a look at where you’re spending your time because that is what you value.
Are you ready to make a change? Here are five 5 minute self care practices to take the power back today.
Walk out the door, step outside and take 5 deep breaths.
Apply 2 drops Breathe essential oil to your chest, rub your palms together and cup around your nose and mouth and inhale deeply and close your eyes.
Find a 5 minute mediation on insight timer that you like. Listen to it anytime you need 5 minutes of self care.
Go to the bathroom and wash your face. (I LOVE this luxurious, non toxic and affordable face wash).
That’s it. You’re on your way to reclaiming your power and taking better care of yourself.