31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 8

Day 8: Close your eyes, drop your shoulders,  roll your head.  The day that I had a full body massage, it was the day I realized how necessary it is to be mindful of my stress levels.  We all carry stress differently.  Many time we carry stress in our bodies.  You may notice back pain … Continue reading 31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 8

31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: Dance We are 7 days in! How are you guys doing?Today let's talk about dancing! There are many benefits to dancing.  Let's explore a few. It only takes one to tango! No need to feel like a ball of nerves trying to make sure your coordination is right to impress your partner. You … Continue reading 31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 7

31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 6

Day 6: Take a mental health day. Your job is replaceable but your sanity isn't. Your job can easily replace you and find another employee but you cannot replace your mind and find another one. If your friends are your friends then they should understand. If your family supports you then they should understand. You … Continue reading 31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 6

31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 5

Day 5: Listen to soothing music. Have you noticed that music can influence your mood? Have you noticed that music as the power to set the tone of the atmosphere? The other day, I listened to "peaceful meditation music" and it had a major influence on my mood. The other day I listened to worship … Continue reading 31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 5

31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 4

Day 4: Create a list of short term and long term goals. I sat in the bathroom thinking about my life and my accomplishments. I reflected on my growth and evaluated my outcomes. I sorted through my thoughts like I was looking in the filing cabinet in a cluttered office. How can I be better? … Continue reading 31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 4

31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 3

Day 3: Affirm your worth. It's easy to forget your worth, your value. When things go wrong, things change, people change, your body changes, your perspective changes, your life changes, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. After having a child your body changes. After having a child your relationships can change. After having … Continue reading 31 Day Self Care Challenge: Day 3

I Cant Stop…

Negative coping skills can be disguised as tendancies influenced by culture, beliefs, or learned behavior. In that case they can be hard to identify because those skills are then percieved as normal and healthy. Unfortunately family or peer supports may not always encourage changed behaviour because they've been using them all of their life. Some … Continue reading I Cant Stop…