Blogging with Tristan
Hello, its TJInspires is back with a new blog.
This blog will focus on self-care. It took me 34 years, to learn to take of me. We must take care of ourselves. With COVID-19, going on we are taking on more tasks. This at times can be very stressful. We are pulled and stretched in so many different areas we must take care of ourselves! We are so many things for so many people that if we aren’t careful, we will be trying to pour from an empty cup. Pouring from an empty cup is not beneficial for you are or any of the people that you are connected to. I had to learn this the hard way.
I struggle with anxiety and depression. It made me so afraid to speak up and speak out about it that it completely silenced me for years. For a very long time I was full of anxiety, depression, fear, anger, self-doubt, and low self-esteem. Everything was hurting me emotionally, mentally and physically!
Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself as it produces positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Also, self-care is necessary to remind yourself and others that you and your needs are important too. ... ensures that you stay sharp, motivated and healthy.
This month, at TJInspires we are focusing on self-care. Do not hold your emotions in. Release! Release! It is normal to feel stressed or overwhelmed during uncertain times. Emotions in response to uncertainty may include anxiety, fear, anger and sadness. You also could feel helpless, discouraged and, occasionally, out of control. Physical responses may include headache, muscle tension, fatigue and sleeplessness. Taking care of yourself is important so you are equipped to help your family through this time.
2. Develop Your Self-Care Plan: Self-care isn't a one-size-fits-all strategy. Your self-care plan will need to be customized to your needs. A self-care plan for a busy college student who feels mentally stimulated all the time and has a bustling social life might need to emphasize physical self-care. On the other hand, a retired person may need to incorporate more social self-care into their schedule to make sure that their social needs are being met.
3. Reading: It calms us down. When we're feeling anxious and overwhelmed, the best cure to calm our nerves is in a book. Research conducted by the University of Sussex showed that reading decreases stress levels by 68%. It also helps reduce your heart rate and release muscle.
4. CHANGE YOUR MINDSET!
5. Learn to say No!
6. Do something you love!
Self-Care is not Selfish! Take care of yourself. Be sure to follow TJInspires. Remember Self-Care is one of the self-care activities that people have the most trouble with. Between work and your personal life, it feels like you’re always saying “yes” when people ask you for something. If you’re feeling run down or spread thin, grant yourself the ultimate luxury: downtime.
God uses every experience as preparation for our purpose.