I’ve been feeling very uneasy about the future ever since the election results came in. It was totally throwing me off and when I woke up a very foggy morning I realized that I really needed to take care of myself- body and soul. Here are some tips for self care that I try to practice when I need a pick me up.
1. Surround yourself with good people
Coffee meets ups with a good friend are on my weekly list of to dos. Even if it’s just short time, it’s always so nice to touch base and commiserate. It also helps to get out of the house, which is much needed when all I want to do is stay in bed.
I didn’t quite feel up to exercising after the election but by Thursday, I knew I needed to. It felt so good to blast some music and just move. Walks in the sunshine are my second favorite physical way to practice self care.
3. Get some perspective…
I try to imagine what things will look like 1 year, 5 years or even 10 years from now. Will my worries matter? What else could I be spending that same energy on?
4. …and then do something kind.
I just put together an evite for a holiday party in which we all bring new pajamas to donate to local teen shelters. This Christmas I’ll have a safe and warm home but there are so many who don’t. Consider donating your time, funds or much needed items to an organization that could use it this holiday season.
5. Get a hug or give a hug
I know it sounds so cheesy but hugs make me feel so much better. My favorite thing to do is to ask my girls for a huge which they happily reciprocate. Try it!