#SelfCareFeb Day 25: Reflect

#SelfCareFeb Day 25

We are just a few days away from the end of #SelfCareFeb. This series has definitely been a learning experience, and I have enjoyed reading your comments and connecting with you all! Today, we are going to re-visit some questions that I asked at the beginning of the month in relation to self-care. Now that you have had a month full of #selfcarefeb challenges, let’s see how far we’ve come and what we still want to work on as we continue to incorporate self-care into our daily lives. Continue reading

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#SelfCareFeb Day 22: Practice Gratitude

#SelfCareFeb Day 22

It is time for another Mindful Monday! When times are tough or you feel that you have a lot on your plate, it can be hard to practice gratitude. Everything seems like it is going wrong and it is so much easier to choose to focus on the things that make you feel worse. However, whatever you focus on multiplies, so by choosing to think about things that deflate you rather than uplift you can have a negative, cumulative snowball effect. What would happen if you made the conscious decision to be grateful for even the smallest things? Today’s #SelfCareFeb is all about making the choice to be grateful in every situation. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 18: Power Up

#SelfCareFeb Day 18

Your surroundings are a direct reflection of your life. If you live in a cluttered and unorganized environment, chances are that you are frazzled, have a ton of things on your to-do list, and are stressed out. Have you ever noticed that right after you sweep the floor of your kitchen or vacuum your carpet, your energy and the energy in that room feel completely transformed and renewed? That is because when you clean or organize, you make space for new energy to flow into your life. Today’s #SelfCareFeb is for those of you who need to get more organized but often find yourself pressed for time. It is a strategy that I call Power Up. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 17: Make Meals Count

#SelfCareFeb Day 17

Have you ever been curious about eating a certain way? Have you been interested in exploring adding new superfoods to your diet, going vegan, or trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies? Today’s #SelfCareFeb is all about food exploration, and making the most of your meal choices. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 16: Dress Up

#SelfCareFeb Day 16

When was the last time you really got dressed up to go to work (or to do nothing at all?) It can be really easy to get into a fashion rut. When you are pressed for time in the morning, the most logical option is to grab whatever is clean, ensure that each piece is (somewhat) in the same color palette, throw on some comfy shoes and dash out the door. If you work from home, it can be so tempting to lounge in your pajamas all day. Well tonight, I challenge you to put some effort into planning an outfit for tomorrow that will brighten your spirits, dust the cobwebs off your closet, and expand your fashion horizons. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Day 15: Discover New Music

#SelfCareFeb Day 15

Happy Mindful Monday! Can you believe that we are already halfway through #SelfCareFeb? I have loved reading your comments and connecting with you. Let’s keep things going strong through the end of the month! Today’s challenge is all about expanding your musical horizons. Music has the power to soothe the soul and to serve as a means of escape from daily life. No matter if you are sitting at your desk at work, doing chores, studying, or riding public transit, music can help to elevate your mood and decrease your stress levels. Continue reading

#SelfCareFeb Days 12-14: Treat Yourself

With this weekend being Valentine’s Day, I felt that it would be a perfect weekend for you to do something special for yourself whether you are single or partnered up. Although Valentine’s Day has become somewhat of a hokey commercial holiday, you don’t the permission of the day on a calendar to celebrate self love and acceptance.  Continue reading