Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Self care

I'm going to try to keep this post less wordy, but I want to just focus on one thing here: self care. I think we are so lucky to do this thing called life. Our bodies are our temples  - while we all want money and stuff, we need our health. In order to maintain health, we need to take plenty of time to ourself. Here are some of my tips for self care that people may not think about everyday:

Pamper evening
Take a day to go all out. Run yourself a bath, read a book, put on a face mask, do your nails. This is so great! It feels good to calm down and relax, but it's also good for you, as you can get bath melts to help your skin and face masks to help your face. It's time to yourself and it allows you to take care of all parts of your body.


I say this one a lot! I think it's important do sit down, pull out some pens and a pretty journal, and write. Write about your day, scribble some inspiring quotes. Make sure you date every page so you can come back and read it later. Sometimes a journal is the only place we can write out everything on our mind and be completely ourself!


Meditation and Yoga
This is one that seems difficult. It's almost intimidating. We read about it in books and see it in movies, but we don't usually think to actually practice yoga or meditation. I started yoga freshman year of college and I absolutely love it. I'd love to do it outside or find a really beautiful spot to do it. It's so quiet and peaceful. I encourage everyone to go to a small, easy yoga session and experience it. Meditation is so easy too. It can take practice, but just sitting in peace after a long day is so good for you. Look up YouTube videos or read pages about it and you'll find it's very simple. After a little while, you will definitely see a noticeable difference in your mood and attitude. It's definitely a form of self care we overlook.

Eric Lon sunset Yoga in Thailand.
(Click on the pictures to see where they're from!)

What about you? What are some things you love to do for yourself?

"You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient to fill the yearning that your soul requires from you."