When you think of self care, you may think of getting a massage or a mani/pedi. That is alright, there is nothing wrong with getting those things. But, what self care means is taking care of your mind, body and soul.
Learning to take time out when you need it, is the core of self care. In today's world everyone is busy. You are driven to work more and do more. If you keep up at this pace, you will end up feeling depleted and empty inside.
Unfortunately, practicing self care isn't always easy. I have found that a lot of people feel guilty when they put themselves first. Even when this means they are exhausted. Which means you are going to burn out. This can lead to many other problems.
This puts both your emotional and physical health at risk. But, it's not until one of those is at risk when people begin to do something.
Here are 10 tips to help you take better care of yourself:
While some anxiety is not a bad thing, like feeling anxious before an exam. You don't want it to take over. If you don't stop feeling anxious after the exam, then you may want to bring in some stress reduction strategies to your life.
Research has found that about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder. This is more than the occasional anxiety or fear. This is when the anxiety doesn't stop. This can affect your sleep, and also your focus. If it goes untreated, it can affect your health.
It's important to look at treating your anxiety disorder with talk therapy and medication. But, everyone can benefit from other ways to reduce the stress and anxiety in their life.You need to take a look at your lifestyle. You need to eat a balanced diet, limit alcohol and caffeine, and take time for yourself.
Here are five strategies to help calm your anxiety:
Relationship problems are a fact of life. After the honeymoon phase is over, problems begin. This doesn't mean you have to give up. Take a close look at your relationship. Where do you spend most of your time? Are you caught up with the children, or focusing on work?
One of the most common problems I see in my practice, is an inability to manage conflict. Dr. John Gottman is a premier researcher on relationships. It's not surprising that he found all couples have conflict. What's important is that you repair after the conflict and learn to manage the conflict. He found that 69% of problems in a relationship are unsolvable.
What does this mean? You need to understand the problem before you can solve it. There is nothing worse than feeling like your partner doesn't understand you. This is when you begin to feel emotionally isolated in the relationship. If you don't work on understanding, this can be the beginning to the end.
5 Common Relationship Problems You Can't Ignore:
There are times where your relationship will feel stressful. You may feel overwhelmed. Not only do you have your relationship to manage, you have outside stressors as well to manage.
All relationships go through highs and lows. What's important is that you can manage the lows in your relationship. Keep in mind that relationships go through cycles. Once you get over one bump, there will be a time that you come upon another one.
The good news is that you can learn from your mistakes. These are called lessons.
Here are 5 tips that can help you solve relationship problems without breaking up.
You're getting older. You are starting to feel it's time to settle down. But, how will you know for sure, if he's the one you want? Yeah, your friends and family like him. But, how do you feel about him?
It's easy to look at the more obvious things, like what kind of job he has or how he looks. You'll find in the long run those things can turn out to be superficial. This doesn't mean they aren't important, but there is more to a man. Meaning, more to the man that is for you.
My parents managed to stay together for nearly 59 years. I watched them go through a lot of highs and lows. But, in the end they had each other's back. That's what stood out to me the most.
Here are 7 subtle signs he's the one you want: