Mind-Body Connection Self-care is generally a way of living that allows us to be at the top of our games. When at a deeper level it’s really three interconnected components. It’s physical, it’s emotional, and it’s mental. It’s important to tackle all three of those issues, and we just need to schedule some time every day to manage them.
So three things people can do to manage their self-care, the first would be very much about maintaining physical wellness. That’s about getting physically active every day. Mind-Body Connection
Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule. Limiting the amount of alcohol, marijuana, or caffeine that we’re using. Mind-Body Connection The second thing would be about genuinely connecting. You may be still physically separated but it’s about finding that sense of belonging, connecting appropriately distanced within our bubbles, using whatever social media platforms, the phone, whatever approach actually works for you, just to have that true genuine sense of connectedness.
And the third thing is about being open to a variety of calming techniques. There’s no one size fits all approach to finding the right one for you, but it’s about being open to whatever it is that works.
Mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation techniques, you only need a couple of minutes a day, but try and focus on that self-calming approach. Much of the distress that we’re seeing in society these days is fueled by the way we think. Mind-Body Connection
If you’re having thoughts like: “I’m going to get sick and I’m going to die.” or, “I’m not going to be able to cope.” or, “I can’t manage my situation.” you’re understandably going to be quite distressed. But it’s really important to acknowledge that thoughts aren’t actually facts. Mind-Body Connection So we encourage people to challenge those thoughts. Don’t accept distress as something that will be forever. It is a temporary state, and working to change the way we think absolutely will change the way we feel.