Top ten ways to a happier, healthier you!

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Self-care is an extremely important part of taking care of your mental health, but it doesn’t always have to be costly or time-consuming. Sometimes it could be as simple as painting a picture, reading, or even watching your favorite show/movie on Netflix. Below is a list of the top 10 ways to take care of yourself.

  1. Read a good book
  2. Meditate
  3. Surround yourself with positive people
  4. Get active / Move your body
  5. Take a bubble bath with essential oils.
  6. Make daily affirmations
  7. Treat yourself!
  8. Burn your favorite candle
  9. Spend time in nature
  10. Make yourself your favorite meal

Reading books are a great way to remove yourself from reality for a little while. You can engulf yourself into a great story and forget about you for a moment. Or you can read books that help mold you into the best version or you.

Meditation is a great way to relieve stress and become more mindful. It helps you center yourself and accept the present. Mindfulness is so powerful in curing depression and anxiety that some physicians are using meditation instead of medication.

Surround yourself with positive people. Nothing is better than having positive peers and family members to support you. They improve your confidence and self-worth. Good friends have been proven to bring out the best in you and relieve stress. Which also results in a healthier state of mind.

Get Active/ Move your body! Any form of exercise is great for relieving stress. However, dance is a great way to boost self-esteem and relieve stress by having fun! So grab your dancing shoes and find a local dance class. Or grab a friend and find a great dance club!

Take a bath with essential oils. Essential oils are great for treating mood disorders or relieving stress. The top seven oils for treating mental illness are lavender, bergamot, frankincense, ylang-ylang, rose, vanilla and nutmeg oil. These oils have been proven to improve moods and relax your mind.

Make daily affirmations. Daily affirmations remind you that YOU are in control and have the power to overcome daily tasks. You are speaking your positivity into existence and telling yourself that you will make it happen. This forces you into productivity.

Treat Yourself! In a constant world of chaos, it is imperative to remind yourself that you come first. Pampering yourself by taking a walk or making a home cooked meal are great ways to center and rejuvenate yourself. Indulge a little in something you love and make yourself happy.

Burn your favorite candle. Candles are a great way to meditate deeper. Some people find it easier to meditate while staring into a flame, or enjoying the soft shadows while bathing or going into rest.

Spend time in Nature. Have you ever felt relaxed but centered after leaving the beach or walking outdoors barefoot. Well, the earth holds health-boosting energy. You can alleviate stress by simply grounding yourself with the earth.

Make your favorite meal. There is therapeutic power in the kitchen. The aroma of food awakens your senses bringing you into mindfulness. It helps you become aware of the present.

 

It is easy to forget about yourself when you live a busy life. Though daily life has to happen you must remain centered to maintain a happy and productive mental health. Remember, you are NOT being selfish by making time for you. If you like this post, keep reading and check out the next blog!

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