Indeed, 2020 seems to be an endless cycle of bad news. We are constantly being bombarded with negativity on social media, news channels, articles, and even news bites from our friends and family. While it is important to stay informed on what is going on around us, it can also be detrimental to our mental health to be constantly reading or watching negative news.
How we start each morning can have a big impact on the rest of the day. But we all have much to do and think about, so it’s not always easy to find peace in the first few hours. Plus, 20-30 minutes of meditation is daunting for those new to mindfulness or with hectic schedules. But don’t worry. I will walk you through a super quick, super easy mindfulness exercise to help ground you in just a few minutes each morning.
Love. It’s a wonderful part of life we share with other people. But often, we forget there’s another form of endearment that matters most: self-love. So this year, let’s vow to be our own valentines first and foremost. Here are seven ways to do it.
Remember passing notes to friends in grade school, or writing love notes to a crush? With the rise of iPhones and other technology, physical writing is less common now, but there is still a place for notes and letters. They can be more intimate, personal, and thought-out—like handwritten love notes or longer love letters… but what if you wrote one to yourself? It might seem odd at first, but it’s powerful.
Are you taking time each day to care of yourself? For some people, the answer to this question has been “no” for a long time. In fact, many people think they are too busy for self-care, and perhaps they believe they don’t even deserve it. But you do! You do deserve to take time for yourself. And the truth is: taking care of yourself is your foundation. You must be nourished first, otherwise everything connected to you can’t flourish to its full potential. Here is a list of 20 easy self-care ideas you can start today.