While going through challenging times, you may be tempted to push your own needs aside to help the ones you love. It can sound rather self-centred but it’s during these times that we need to learn to put ourselves first. That’s not to say become selfish or neglect those close to you but rather the opposite. When you prioritise self-care, you are ensuring that you can be the best version of yourself when others really need you!
Self-care goes beyond the physical. Your mind hears everything you say, so use kind words. Repeat positive mantras daily to change negative thoughts patterns. Repetition of positive thoughts has been scientifically proven to be able to change your neuron pathways over time. Repeat after me… “I am strong, I am healthy, I will live my best life.”
Don’t be so hard on yourself when you make a mistake or can’t help someone to the extent you may want to. We are usually our own harshest critic. As much as you may feel you are being judged by others, this is usually untrue as most are too occupied with their own reality. Know that we are all human and tomorrow is a new day.
Practice gratitude. There are so many benefits to feeling this emotion! Physical health, psychological health, improved self-esteem, better sleep. The list goes on. Take a moment each day to think about the things you are grateful for and lean in!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates. Nourishing your body with healthy food is a vital part of self-care as it stimulates mental clarity and overall health. Balance is key. If you’re unsure of where to start, the TRM 7:2:1 formula can help you upgrade the quality of your eating habits.
Move! No need to elaborate here. Your TRM app makes it easy to train anytime, anywhere. Even if you don’t feel like exercise, put on your trainers and tell yourself you’ll go for a 10 minute walk. Usually once you’ve started, you are motivated to do more.
Be kind to everyone. Including yourself.