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When you start to dig deep within, you’ll realize that self-care is an aspect of giving time to yourself.
Finding time to recuperate and elevate your inner self is a way to live it up.
Soak up your days with significance, an understanding of how you tune-in to your need as a person.
What flows inside, shows outside.
I have practiced simple rituals to remind myself that life is not just an array of tasks that we need to cross in our to-do lists.
Here are 7 cozy soulful rituals that can help nourish your mind, body, and soul.
There’s nothing as simple as breathing!
But deep breaths can connect us right down to our core. It will help us find our calm in the middle of our chaos, peace within ourselves, and learning to let go of what we can’t control.
A practice that we need to be mindful of when anxiety strikes, close your eyes and try to breathe in deeply and exhale it out as loud as you can, as many times as you want until you feel that the tension has released.
This ritual helps relieves stress, calms the mind, and allows us to focus more on the future, our capabilities, our strengths.
It elevates our true calling, connecting us to our higher selves.
Manifesting how we see our future by encouraging and focusing on the positive.
Meditation can help us rewire our brain and enhance our self-awareness by teaching pathways on how to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression.
READ A BOOK
Who doesn’t love to read a good book?
I absolutely do!
Picking a good book allows us to escape into a new world, a different world where we can block the outside noise.
It is relaxing, nourishing, and we can learn new things. It helps improve our memory function and better focus by stimulating the part of the brain that helps with memory and attention.
Although books can be entertaining, it can also bring joy to your life daily because it increases your empathy and relieves your stress.
LISTEN TO FEEL GOOD MUSIC
For sure you might already listen to music throughout the day.
But when it comes to self-care, the choice of music you listen to is just as important as breathing. You breathe in the lyrics, you feel the rhythm, and you sway to the tune.
Listen to something uplifting that makes you want to dance or create a playlist of songs that are significant and positive.
Whether life gets too much to handle sometimes, music has a way of connecting us to our rhythmic patterns and helps us relax.
Isn’t it a good start of the day?
You put the kettle on, soak in your favorite tea and savor it, like taking delight in life’s precious moments.
It can also be a mid-afternoon pause, a reboot for a chance to gather your thoughts throughout the day.
With this fast-paced life, a small habit like making tea and enjoying it helps us to slow down a little, to inspire mindfulness, and to appreciate being present in the moment.
Not to mention all the health benefits we can get from it, like cleansing from the inside out.
SPEND TIME OUTDOORS
It is such a great way to ground yourself with nature.
Whether it is a short and sweet walk or a long one, it is valuable to spend time outside.
Breathe in the fresh air, listen to the sound of the birds chirping, and feel the wind blowing on your face, and look at the captivating sunlight that makes everything look beautiful.
It is indeed peaceful and curtails stress and depression.
Enjoy the beauty of mother nature, and all the health benefits it can give you, from your mind to your body and down to your soul.
Take a moment to feel grateful the moment you wake up in the morning.
Choose to be happy, in high spirits, take pleasure that you are alive, be hopeful, be committed to what you want to happen. And when you go to sleep at night, opt for peace, fulfillment, and joy.
Gratitude redirects our negative thinking, our thoughts by recognizing the good and taking control over how we feel. Grateful people are considered happier, more motivated, and self-confident.
It’s quite easy how we can throw words around about being stressed and overwhelmed with our daily lives.
All through the day, we feel the rush of having to get things going and having it all done by the end of the day that we often forget about our needs.
There’s no real transition between activities, wake up, shower, breakfast, work, lunch, home, prepare dinner, do the dishes, go to bed, repeat.
It has become the norm, a routine that’s difficult to break.
We can sometimes feel that there’s no time for self-care at all.
But if we don’t make an effort to care for our wellbeing, we will end up feeling worn-out, without energy, stressed, and lifeless most times. We lose sight of the full picture when we live a life without a pause.
But when we take our time, pause a little, rewire our brains, recharge our bodies, then we can be more mindful of the things that are happening around us.
So, give yourself the time to breathe, to regain all your energy back, to align with your soul.
These self-care rituals are a way to celebrate your life. Treat yourself and enjoy your downtime.
Do you have any self-care rituals? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to talk about it.
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