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Focus on Your Future, Not the Past

Sometimes things happen in life that can change you and those around you forever, but it’s how you deal with these things that says a lot about who you are. Where you place your focus when things happen also has a major impact on how you deal with situations. It can be easy to dwell on the past, and get stuck wondering what might have been, but is that really what you should do? Here are some ways you can practice self-care by focusing on your future, not on your past. You’re Still Here When reflecting on past events, remember one thing: you’re still here. That means that whatever has come before you, whether it was a massive obstacle or defeat, that event didn’t end you. You’re still here, and that says a lot about how resilient you can be.…

Create a Bedtime Routine for Self-Care

How do you begin each day? If you’re the kind of person who wakes up at the very last minute and runs out the door into your car rushing to work. Situations might be a little different now, so maybe you are someone who stays in bed until the last minute possible and then you rush to turn on your computer and let your team know you are online. If you are either of those two scenarios, there is a pretty good chance that the rest of your day feels rushed as well. This feeling can create massive stress on you each day. So, let’s talk about waking up early for more self-care. Put Down Your Electronic Devices Before Bed Part of the reasons that it’s hard for some people to wake up is because they spend too much time…

5 Ways to Treat Your Body with Kindness

I heard a phrase a while ago that really resonated with me. It was, “we aren’t born hating our bodies. We are taught to.” How real is that statement? In the world we live in, the media portrays the perfect body as thin and lean. And if our bodies don’t match that image, we put a lot of stress on ourselves. Some have even gotten to the point that they develop eating disorders because of how they feel. I recently had a Food Freedom Coach and a Fitness Coach slide into my DMs. The first told me that she could help me gain freedom from food (whatever that is). I told her I was already free from food because I was free to eat whatever we want. The second coach had never interacted with me before and one of the…

Building a Better Relationship with Yourself

When you think about how you feel about yourself, and how well you know yourself, how do you score on a scale of 1 – 10? If you feel that you know yourself very well, but you are on the lower side of how much you like yourself, then it might be time to start thinking about how you can build a better relationship with yourself. Stop Focusing on What Other People Are Doing There are tons of distractions that can be found out in the world, but some of the worst distraction to get involved with are those that come from spending too much time focusing on and critiquing the lives of others. Comparison can be the thief of all joy. It can be extremely easy to fall into the habit of spending your time concerning yourself with the…

6 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Love

For some reason, it often feels like loving oneself is the hardest thing to do. This leaves many feeling discouraged but loving yourself doesn’t have to be hard. You can practice this every day by doing simple, inexpensive tasks to take better care of yourself. Here are 6 some simple and affordable ways to practice self-love. 1. Take Care of Your Daily Hygiene When you feel sad, it can be a lot harder to take care of your daily hygiene needs. Sometimes taking some time out to take care of those kinds of needs can be the boost that you need to pull yourself out of a dark place. Having a soothing bath time can do wonders for basically anyone because of the way that it can help you to deal with stress. Not only that, but when you take…