Mindfulness And Self-Care
Self-care is the way we learn to balance our lives between how to give to others and how to give to the self in a healthy way. Bring mindfulness into self-care practices for…
For Meditation. Mindful meditation is a specific form and practice of meditation. Not all meditation is based in mindfulness and likewise not all practices of mindfulness are based in meditation. Practicing mindful meditation is loaded with rewards that will make your self-care routine even more beneficial. From stress reduction to increased productivity, applying mindfulness to meditation is good for you.
For Eating. Eating mindfully is a matter of sensual recognition. All too often we consume food rather truly enjoy it. We often overeat, undereat, and indulge in foods that simply aren’t good for us. However, eating is an important part of self-care. In recovery you will learn to pay attention to your symptoms of HALT- hunger, anger, loneliness, and tiredness. Hunger is an important part of the equation to keep at bay. To practice mindfulness in eating, take time to notice your food. How does it smell? What does it make you think of when you smell it? How does the first bite make you feel? What flavors come to mind as you chew? How does the food feel in your mouth? Does eating this food make you feel good or bad?
For Showering. Showering is usually a time for either relaxation or rumination. Likely, your showers involve music or singing. Otherwise, your time is likely spent ruminating over the day behind you or the day in front of you. Practicing good hygiene is an important part of practicing good self-care. Hygiene is critical for good health, and the benefit of people around you. Bring mindfulness into the shower by raising your awareness. Notice how the water feels on your skin. Pay attention to the texture your hair and soap create together. Listen for sounds other than the water. Inhale the perfumes of your bath products and notice what they make you think of.
For Planning Your Schedule. We are quick to fill holes in our schedule and plan the future as intricately as possible. Empty time makes many people nervous. Mindfully approach your schedule by making time for you. Spending some of your self-care time planning self-care is in fact a form of self-care.
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