Here we are on the anniversary of when the pandemic hit! I remember being at work this time last year and thinking how strange it was that we would work from home an entire week, maybe even 2 weeks! A year later, and here we are.
Thinking about year 2 is hard for me. Going through a year of missed things seems bad enough, but we always had hope for “next year”. Even with the bad, there is hope to look forward to this year.
It’s been an overwhelming few weeks, months, years. What seemed like a short term stress has now become daily life, and its important to acknowledge it and ensure you are taking care of yourself. Self care is a buzzword right now, but what does that really mean?
For me, it might be something like ordering a nice meal for takeout, going for a run, or treating myself to new skincare. But, it can also be little things you do in your daily routine. They don’t have to be grand or expensive, but just taking those little moments to rest and pause.
I’ve always been a relatively confident person. I have a very type-A personality, and work incredibly hard at just about everything I do (whether this is healthy or not is up for debate!). One trait that I admire about myself, is that I am usually really proud of the things I have accomplished and have confidence that I can achieve just about anything that I want to.
I really believe that confidence isn’t just inherited, but its something that is built and practiced in day to day life. We all struggle with it at times, but there area lot of ways you can work to build your confidence on your own.
I’ve always had an on and off relationship with sleep. Most of the time, my sleep is near perfect. But I go through phases where it’s impossible to sleep for weeks at a time. I recently went through one of these phases and tried everything– including just about every over the counter supplement and prescription, and none of it helped.
In retrospect, I think the medications were having the opposite effect on me, and I worked really hard to develop better sleep habits for the future. Keep reading for my top tips to get the best sleep each night:
We all have those days when we feel like the world is stacked against us. Maybe something major is weighing on you, or maybe the little things are adding up. Either way, its okay to take a grown-up time out!
If you’ve just had one of those days, here’s 9 ways to take a break and make yourself feel just a little better.
If you feel like you’ve already long forgotten your new year’s resolutions, now is the perfect time for a little do-you refresher! I’ve compiled 30 little ways to practice self care over the next 30 days. Do a few, or do one every single day to make little improvements to your well being.