Sometimes we don’t feel great, emotionally or physically. We get exhausted because we are so stressed out. It becomes difficult to go through the day without going through the motions. We forget to experience the day…to live in the moment…Sometimes, all we need is something that will strengthen our hearts, minds, and spirits. One daily task that can help us focus on being more balanced throughout the day.
I wanted to share with you guys some habits to start incorporating into your daily routine. I love practicing these to set me up for a purpose-driven day!
In the morning,
- Visualize a great day: We can visualize how we want our day to go. Start the morning off with a gratitude list of 3 things and write down this phrase “ I am going to make today an amazing day.” Keep reminding yourself that you said this to make your day amazing!
- Try not to look at your phone first thing: I’ve noticed that when I pick my phone up first thing in the morning I start my day off stressed out with emails, homework, to-dos, and more work! It is overwhelming. Try lying in your bed for a few minutes to relax and stretch.
During the Day
- Cheer yourself on: Sometimes during the day I feel myself just dragging along. I am exhausted and burnt out. On days that I am struggling, I try to remind myself how strong I am. I say these words to myself, “You can do this. You are already half way through the day and you can handle anything the rest of this day throws at you.” Remember that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!
- When I am tired and stressed, I absolutely love taking epsom salt baths. I love pampering myself a little bit at the end of the night…it feels so good to unwind before going to bed. Making a cup of tea is also a wonderful way to destress before you lay your head down and go to sleep. Chamomile or Sleepy Time are my two favorites!
Always remember that you are absolutely beautiful and you are worth so much! Remind yourself that you have so much to offer the world. We are constantly told we aren’t enough, but the truth is God adores you for who you are.
So, “how do you care for yourself?” If you are neglecting time for yourself, (I do it sometimes too), you will find yourself overwhelmed and burnt out. Try to set times for yourself to unwind and destress. You will definitely thank yourself later!
Love you all!