Mindful Self-Care

Happy Tuesday! Today, I have some quick words on mindful self-care. The summer is approaching (or is already here, I might just be in denial), and that can mean opportunities for self-care and opportunities for burnout (I guess its like all the other seasons in that way!). There can be a lot of expectations, in addition to shifts in schedules or obligations, during the summer. Self-care is a huge trending topic right now; I want to encourage you to engage in self-care, however that looks, but I want to encourage you to do so mindfully! Here are three things to keep in mind (hah!) for mindful self-care.

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Saying No

Do you struggle saying no? Find yourself with a lot of things piling up on your plate, none of which are things you are actually excited about? Are you feeling burned out?

Saying no can be a really challenging skill for a lot of people. Maybe you think of yourself as a people pleaser; maybe you underestimate the energy and time of your various commitments until it is too late; maybe the thought of missing out on something is enough to keep you saying yes to everything. You might find yourself feeling guilty after saying no, or ruminating over how others are perceiving your response.

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Lower Your Stress

Stress! How many times during a day do you hear someone lamenting the amount of stress in their life? How many times are you that person lamenting the stress?

Stressors are a piece of life. There are challenging days, weeks, and seasons of life. It might be waking up to a flat tire, getting an unexpected bill, ending a relationship, dealing with a difficult boss or co-worker, death, and on and on and on. What stressors are you currently facing?

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