hello! this is a reminder that i'm extra helpful for techie folk in particular who need reminding to step away from their screens and take in some fresh air, but anyone can follow me. be kind to yourself!
Have you stretched recently? Do it now. It will help.
Boundaries can help you carve space in your life for self care. They're important.
Take a quick nap if you can.
Look away from your screen for a bit. Allow your eyes and mind to rest.
Take breaks. Set a timer if you have to so you don't forget.
Take a moment and wash your face. You'll not only be clean, but it can refresh you and give you a little break.
Set an alarm so you remember to eat regular meals if you have a tendency to get caught up in work and forget.
Cultivate a mindfulness practice. Here's some info on how to get started: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-courage-be-present/201001/how-practice-mindfulness-meditation
Establish boundaries and stick to them.
Take a nap if you need to. Set a timer.
Is your jaw clenched? Let it loosen.
Engage in random acts of kindness and altruism. This has been linked to mood boosting.
Change can be hard. Taking care of yourself is a change that's worth the work.
Ask for help, even if it's with something small, when you need it.
To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor
Self care prevents burnout and reduces stress, that's why.
Self-care is ongoing. It's not a one and done fix for everything. Take care of yourself today, and tomorrow, and the next day.
Pause for a moment and take a few deep breaths.
Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. ~ Ray Bradbury
Meditate for 10 minutes. Try a guided meditation if you have trouble staying focused.
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