How Do You Self-Care on Sunday โ€™s?

๐Ÿ’ซIt’s rather intriguing that we tend to take our whole self for granted most of the time. We live in such a fussy world that we seldom stop to consider the care we should be giving to our bodies to promote good physical as well as mental health. Our bodies are like machines that are on the go most of the time. Machines require oiling and fueling to continue. And we have to use the correct oil or fuel otherwise the machine breaks down, correct?๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ซHave you ever stopped to think whether what you’re doing to your body is helping or hurting? Begin with the food you consume daily, then go on to the things you do to and with your body and mind. If you were a machine, would you still be going, or would you need to stop for mending occasionally?

๐Ÿ’ซSo how are you self-caring today? Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup, so you need to take time a refuel yourself!!!

It starts with something as simple like:

โ–ช๏ธPutting your phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ down for a few hours
โ–ช๏ธSipping some hot tea โ˜•๏ธ
โ–ช๏ธTaking a power nap ๐Ÿ˜ด, (I promise you naps help to refresh your mind)
โ–ช๏ธListen to your favorite music ๐ŸŽถ
โ–ช๏ธFind a reason to laugh ๐Ÿ˜…
โ–ช๏ธGet about 15 minutes of fresh air ๐ŸŒž
โ–ช๏ธOr do nothing, remember it’s really ๐Ÿ†— to do nothing at all

๐Ÿ’ซCaring for ourselves is something that we often overlook in our busy schedules. With trying to juggle work, kids, home life, errands, and more, the thought of putting ourselves first, for even just a few minutes, can seem impractical or almost childish. To most, it feels more like a chore than a necessity.

๐Ÿ’ซBut thatโ€™s exactly the problem. Putting ourselves first IS a necessity. And although our lives might seem crazy hectic enough, taking the time to care for yourself is going to aid in the effectiveness of you helping othersโ€ฆ.

Take Care Of Yourself,

Lady O๐Ÿฆ‹

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. Iโ€™m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, ๐“ž๐“ต๐“ฒ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ช ๐“‘. ๐“ข๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“น๐“ฑ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐“ญ ๐Ÿ’‹

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