Hey you! Welcome back! So so happy to be blogging again. Not that I left for months but a week is a pretty long time for me lol. I figured the best way to be back was with a wellness Wednesday and to chat about what I have been feeling lately.
Today I wanted to dig in to self-care. We’ve all heard about this and know we should take care of ourselves by resting, taking it easy, eating healthy, etc. but at times I think we forget that taking care of our bodies also means our minds and feelings. Self care revolves around physical, mental, and emotional practice, not just resting our bodies.
You guys already know that I’m such a huge pinner. I love finding little reminders of self-confidence, positivism and now self-care. I didn’t really realize that I had to take care of my body in all those senses until last week. As I mentioned, I felt so uninspired, and just not like myself. I don’t know how to explain it but if I could, I think the best description would be as if someone just sucked all the ideas and thoughts out of my head and with that brought depression. I have never considered myself as someone who has felt depressed before, but if it feels anything close to what I was feeling last week, then my heart and prayers go out to you. Not a good place to be, and definitely hard.
Anyway, as the week came to an end, I knew that I needed to get out of the funk, thus I began to search on Pintrest. I pinned several tips and ideas on practicing self-care that are all very easy and simple to do. To be honest, I never even thought about some of these things.
One of the tips I kept seeing was disconnecting from your phone or turning it off. I actually did this. This, you guys, is actually more therapeutic than you think. Highly suggest you try it. I know it’s hard disconnecting from the world, but it brings so much peace. Another tip I kept encountering was going to bed early. Guys this one is hard for me! lol As many of you know, I’m a mom and I work full-time. I also happen to work pretty far from home, so I sit in at least an hour and a half of traffic a day plus picking up my daughter. Then of course come home, make dinner and try to make lunch for the next day, oh and don’t forget bath time… If there’s something I would like is more hours of the day! Definitely not a healthy routine, and this made me realize that I need to put myself on a strict schedule to have the energy to take on the days ahead, literally for my own sanity and health.
One other one I absolutely agree with and definitely don’t do is, do one thing at a time. I swear I am like the tazz-manian devil just all over the place and then I wonder why I get overwhelmed with ideas and to do’s. I’ve recently learned that it’s better to have one thing accomplished exactly how you envisioned it then 10 things you’re not happy with.
To wrap up this post, I want to just provide a friendly reminder that it’s important to listen to your body. Don’t ignore your feelings, don’t shove them away, express them, talk about them. Let it out! For your sanity and health. I’m constantly reminding myself that I have a right to my feelings, and if you need to cry then girl friend you cry it out. It will be okay.
If you’ve been feeling down and in a rut, I highly recommend checking out some of the posts I pinned on my Pintrest board “Tips + Reminders.” They were so helpful and definitely inspiring.
Till’ the next post!
Xo, Guadalupe ♥