#1: Protect Your Peace We hear it all the time, how important it is to protect your peace
of mind—but do we truly understand the value and benefits protecting your peace
has on our mind, body, and soul? Removing all toxic and negative things out of
your life, whether that’s friendships, romantic relationships, or jobs that are
making you unhappy—it’s important to remove that negative energy so you radiate
nothing but positive energy and vibes.
When your mind is at peace, your body will follow, which will
result in a happier and healthier lifestyle as well. Other ways you can
contribute to protecting your peace is through things like reading books,
writing in a daily journal, and ultimately creating healthy boundaries in your
everyday space. Sometimes you have to be selfish, and learn how to put yourself
#2: Think Happy ThoughtsAsk yourself, how often does my brain produce happy thoughts? Are
you constantly feeling drained and weighed down by negative thoughts? Happiness
can only be instilled within your mind when you are promoting those happy
thoughts. Besides, who doesn’t want to be happy?!
You’re in control of your happiness, regardless of the daily
struggles life may throw at you—how you choose to react to those struggles is
what ultimately dictates your happiness. Train your brain to think happy
thoughts! Engage in things in life that will allow those happy thoughts to
flourish and take over your entire mind.
Tips #3: Breathe I know you may be thinking, “isn’t it obvious that we need to breathe in order to maintain self-care,” but you’d be surprised as to how many of us truly forget the importance of this simple task. Taking 1-2 minutes to simply focus on inhaling and exhaling slow and long breathes truly makes a difference in how your body and mind work hand-in-hand.
Life itself can be extremely stressful and just flat out
hard—taking the necessary steps to alleviate some of those difficulties through
things such as breathing exercises and meditation really contributes to that
self-care and glow-up your body may need.
#4: Treat Yo’self!
a day to do just that! A spa day, a Zumba class, karaoke night, a nature
walk—whatever treating yourself feels and looks like to you—do just that! It’s
OK to take some time just for you, especially when you’re constantly doing for
others. Neglecting yourself can often times lead to lower self-esteem and
unhealthy habits, so it’s important to make sure you’re setting aside time for
your wants and needs. Reduce that stress and increase that productivity!