Self-care has many layers and many faces. It depends on our specific needs. But the key is adopting simple and healthy habits and sticking to them. Here are some of them.
1. Know your triggers
A trigger is a type of situation that makes you mad or sad for a long time and which is usually disproportional to the emotional upheaval it creates. By knowing what your triggers are, you can identify an old wound that needs your attention. People won’t be able to push your buttons so easily.
2. Use your triggers
When our triggers are being activated, you lose control on the situation. Use them instead, by letting them remind you to do something nice for yourself: a warm bath, some meditation, reading a book.
3. Learn how to enjoy your own company
Genuine and healthy relationships are essential to our wellbeing. But as important is our ability to be by ourselves. Make time to be alone with your own thoughts, emotions and needs.
4. Keep a journal
Keeping a journal is a great way to declutter your mind. It’s not only for when something exciting happens or for when you have something terribly interesting to say. You can use it to just clear your head by writing down whatever bothers you or what you really want.
5. Pay attention to what you say to yourself
Our worldview is shaped by our internal monologue, by what we say to ourselves again and again. Identify its patterns and see how it influences your life.
6. Be kind to yourself
We all have self-doubts and self-esteem problems. But the key is to try to change the tune. Don’t talk to yourself in way that you would never talk about your best friend.
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