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I Am Worthy Of Rest, Self Care & Rejuvenation

In today's fast-paced world, the importance of self-care is so important. We all lead busy and full lives so, setting aside time for personal rituals of self-care can be a powerful way to manage stress and make sure to keep a sense of well-being. Beginning and ending your day with these rituals can create bookends of calm, providing a stable foundation for whatever challenges may come. Here are some self-care rituals for your daily routine to help you achieve a more balanced and stress-free life.

Mornings often set the tone for the entire day. A well-structured morning routine can not only help you be more productive but also reduce stress and improve mental clarity. Here are some self-care rituals to consider for your morning:

1. Meditation: Starting the day with a few minutes of meditation can help center your mind and set a positive tone. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, increase focus, and improve emotional health.

2. Gentle Exercise: Engaging in light physical activity, such as yoga or stretching or walking, can help wake up your body and mind. Exercise releases endorphins, which are natural stress relievers, and can improve your mood and energy levels.

3. Hydration and Nutrition: Drinking a glass of water upon waking helps to rehydrate your body after a night's sleep. I love to add lemon to mine! Following this with a nutritious breakfast can fuel your body and mind, providing the energy needed to tackle the day.

4. Gratitude Journaling: Taking a few moments to write down things (or just say them outside in your mind) you are grateful for can shift your focus to positive aspects of your life, promoting a sense of happiness and reducing stress.

5. Mindful Planning: Spend a few minutes reviewing your schedule and setting intentions for the day. This can help you feel more in control and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Our mantra for the week is…

I am worthy of rest, self care and rejuvenation

Our journaling prompts are…

Write about the last time you took a mental health day. How did it benefit you, and what did you do to make it restorative?

Think about a self-care routine that you would like to establish. Outline the step and what you need to do to implement it consistently.

And our meditation is…

Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can simply be without being disturbed. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, allowing your body to relax with each exhale.

Begin by focusing on your breath.Notice the air entering through your nose, filling your lungs, and then gently flowing out. With each breath, allow your body to sink deeper into relaxation.

Now, bring your attention to the area of your body where you feel pain. Acknowledge the sensation without judgment. Understand that this is your body's way of communicating with you.

Visualize a warm, healing light. Imagine this light starting at the top of your head and slowly moving down your body. As it travels, it brings relaxation and calm and ease to each part it touches.

When the light reaches the area of pain, let it linger there. See the light surrounding the pain, enveloping it with warmth and comfort. Feel the light gently dissolving the tension and discomfort.

As the light works on your pain, take a moment to mentally release any emotional or mental stress you may be holding onto. Picture yourself exhaling this stress as a dark cloud, letting it drift away with each breath.

Now, focus back on the light. Imagine it growing stronger and more intense, its warmth soothing the pain further. Allow yourself to trust in your body's ability to heal and release.

With each breath, feel the pain becoming lighter, less intense. Notice any changes in sensation, however small. Appreciate your body's efforts in healing itself.

*tay here for as long as you need, letting the light work its magic. When you feel ready, gently begin to bring your awareness back to your surroundings.

Take a few deep breaths and wiggle your fingers and toes. When you open your eyes, carry with you the sense of calm and relief. Know that you can return to this place of healing whenever you need.

End with gratitude.Thank your body for its resilience and capacity to heal. Be gentle with yourself as you go about the rest of your day.


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