“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.” -Matthew 11:28-29 tpt
-Helps decrease anxiety surrounding food consumption.
-Helps reduce the stresses surrounding consumption availability.
-Helps push me to make the best health decisions because what’s best for me at the time is readily available and only requires that I choose it (not much effort required).
-Helps prevent rushing when time is limited.
-Helps stabilize and enhance overall mood.
-Tends to mental and physical unrest.
-Relieves muscle tension.
Spending Time In Nature
-Helps alleviate stress and anxiety.
-Great for mental clarity.
-Vitamin D (sunlight) is a well known mood stabilizer and enhancer.
Quiet Time—Personal Rest (away from others)
-Walking (long or short)
***Self-care is one of my favorite topics to discuss because I’m sure we all have a deep, inward longing to be taken care of. And who better for the job of loving on you than you? Rest is very essential for overall recovery. Personally, I’ve learned to prepare for the absolute worst (while not burdening myself with the responsibility of being my own healer). In other words, I plan like I’m in control and then trust because I know I'm not lol. But I do know Who actually is.
*Keep in mind that while intentional preparation is great, there may be times you simply need to say no to what you’re used to and yes to what your body and mind need in the moment.
Taking care of yourself is not selfish.
It’s a gift to you and your community.