Posts in Mindfulness
Self-Care: Ditch the Negative Thoughts (#28SelfCareHacks)

Research on mindfulness has shown that the average person has 12,000 – 60,000 thoughts a day, 95% are the same as yesterday but more staggering is 80% are negative. Therefore, based on this data we have on average 3.5 – 17.5 Million negative thoughts per year!! NO F’ING JOKE. Who wants to live like that?

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Self-Care: Ask for Help (#28SelfCareHacks)

Today I want you to think of something you need help with. Big or small. And then ask someone to help you. Yep, you heard me. ASK. FOR. HELP.

I am notorious for not asking for help, for doing everything on my own, suffering through things just because I feel like I should be able to do everything on my own. Where the hell did I get that idea? Take it from me, this is a really crappy idea. Asking for help is a strength not a weakness.

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Self-Care: The Key to True Authenticity (#28SelfCareHacks)

Do you feel guilty when you focus on self-care? When you actually put your needs in front of others? I used to for a long time and even when I heard the comparison of putting our oxogen mask on first while in a plane before others, I still didn’t put myself first. Until I had twins as a single mother.

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Self-Care: Give yourself Compassion (#28SelfCareHacks)

I hate being moody. I get mad at myself whenever I am in a funk, not giving myself permission to feel sad, unmotivated, or just plain cranky. Pema Chodron, beloved Buddhist teacher and author, says “having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” Not giving myself the room to feel the whole breadth of emotions in life is not giving myself compassion. I’m pretty good at giving others compassion especially when they are having a rough time, but not myself.

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Self-Care: Dance it Out! (#28SelfCareHacks)

Some times when you are stressed out or need a mood or energy boost the easiest, quickest, and most fun way to give you a pick me up is to DANCE IT OUT! Put on some upbeat music and have a dance party (even if its a dance party for one…you)!!! Everyone can dance and it doesn’t have to look or be any certain way. Not only is dancing great exercise and has but it also feels good for the soul!

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