No matter what the season, self care is a vital part of loving yourself. Too often the stress becomes hysterical and you begin to compromise your health and your well being.
This post is simply a reminder that paying attention to stress is the first step in making healthy choices to balance your life and move towards personal power.
Over 60 years ago, Dr Edward Bach, recognized the need for an emergency treatment to help people cope with such everyday stressful situations and created Rescue Remedy. Check out the website:
If you feel like you’ve “had enough”, follow these simple tips to restore focus and regain inner calm wherever you are:
Relax – Take 10 deep breaths. Inhale deeply and exhale slowly.
Exercise - Learn some basic yoga techniques or just take a 10 minute walk.
Smile - Think of a happy time. It is near impossible to keep frowning while smiling and laughter stimulates the production of mood enhancing endorphins.
Calm – Let your imagination take you to a calm and tranquil place that exudes peace, serenity and beauty.
Use Your Lunchbreak – Take time out for yourself. A walk in the park, especially if it is sunny, can do wonders for your mood. It will help you work more efficiently in the afternoon too.
Escape – If you are able to, walk away. Removing yourself from a stressful situation can give you time to restore some perspective.
Know that you are one of the most significant people in the lives of the children you teach.
Practice “Excellent Self Care” …for your sake and for all those who love you!