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Self-Care Suggestions We Recommend

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Let’s take better care of ourselves with these self-care tips.

With everything that’s on our plates, it may seem like we never have a moment to rest.  However, when we are always on the go, we might forget to factor ourselves into the equation.  Over time, this continued neglect may have deleterious effects on our emotional, mental, and even physical well-being.  This is why it’s essential that we make time to take care of ourselves.  While self-care sounds like a major undertaking, it can be as simple as doing little things that improve our quality of life.  Here are some simple suggestions to make time for self-care.

  • Journaling

Many of us may hold in feelings of stress and anxiety, choosing to ignore them rather than acknowledge these emotions.  However, when we ignore our stress, it may build up until it becomes debilitating.  Rather than holding in these seemingly negative feelings, it’s far more productive to express them, or give them a voice, if you will.  For those of us who do not like making ourselves vulnerable to others, it’s possible to express our feelings of stress through journaling.  By recording our fears and anxieties on paper, it’s likely that we can release some of the tension that we are feeling.  Additionally, over time, we can go back and read our journals to identify why we are feeling the way we were and to perhaps identify patterns that can assist us to deal with stress in the future.

  • Cleaning

When the spaces around us are cluttered and disorganized, it may help to contribute to make us feel more unsettled and out of control.  By giving our homes and workplaces a thorough cleaning, we mayfeel a weight lifted off our chests.  When our surroundings are bright, clean, and organized, we may find ourselves feeling more productive, focused, and relaxed.

  • Finding Support

Sometimes, the best way to take care of ourselves is by reaching out to loved ones for advice and maybe even some assistance and support.  While this may seem difficult, it’s important to remember that our friends and family most likely only want the best for us and would like to be there when we need them the most.  By spending time and talking with our loved ones, we may be able to secure the emotional support that we need to cope with stress, anxiety, and other hardships.

We at The Maria Sanchez Show hope you will join us as we take care of ourselves by trying out these suggestions.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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