The season of Spring signals rebirth, renewal, and growth. Trees begin to show signs of life, flower buds begin to appear, and the grass starts to turn green. It is a time that helps us forget about the cold and isolation of winter. It is a time to step outside, take a deep breath, and enjoy the fresh air.
I do not want to focus on the past year. It has taken its toll on all of us. I want to look forward to new things, new beginnings, and most of all, a more positive outlook on life. Would you agree?
In order to make this change, self-care is one of the most important steps you can take. I was reading an article about self-care and its message gave me something to think about. I would like to share their suggestions with you. Self-care is taking the time for you.
Self- care is taking care of you physically by getting enough rest, eating right, exercising, and scheduling your regular check-ups. You can also take up yoga, meditation, and journaling to help with your spiritual and mental self-care.
Self-care is acknowledging your emotions. Let yourself feel that emotion. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to share what you are feeling with a close relative or friend. When you allow yourself to express an emotion, you do not allow it to build up inside of you. It is not healthy when you keep things inside.
Self-care is taking the time to do things that you enjoy. Ask yourself, “What makes me happy?” You could be outdoors with your family, watch your grandchildren play sports, take up a hobby you have been putting off.
Self-care is making the time to spend with more positive people. People who, when you are with them, put you in a good mood. These people help to create a healthier environment for you.
Let us get ready for Spring. Come out of a winter of hibernation and look forward to new beginnings and growth.