This is the second installment in a two part series on self care. If you missed the first one go ahead and read that first.

To successfully implement a new self care practice consider habit stacking. “Attach” the new activity to an existing habit. Complete a current established action and immediately follow it up with the new action.

Self Care Practices
Go outside and walk around barefoot. Feel the earth beneath your feet. If you can’t get outside, walk around in your house and visualize being outdoors. Picture walking through a field of lush grass or on a path through the woods. Engage your senses. How does the ground feel? What do you hear? What do you see?

Music can be very calming and can help to balance energy. Use it to create a peaceful, relaxing environment.

Turn off all electronic devices and notifications. Listen to nature sounds, New Age instrumental music, chanting, or whatever music you find relaxing. If you prefer just sing or hum.

Are you drawn to certain colors? Open up your closet and take a look. Every color has a frequency. The use of color can help bring your body back to its proper vibration when it is out of balance.

Choose clothing and home decor colors that have a positive effect on how you feel, be it calm, energized, or uplifted.

For me orange and gold are uplifting, energizing, and cheery and browns and creams are calming and soothing. When getting ready in the morning I’m conscious of the colors I pick to wear that day and also the jewelry that “speaks to me”.

Scents are the fastest way to reach the limbic system, mood center of the brain. They can influence you mood and emotions, and elicit memories. They can also be used to release particular feelings or emotions and promote others.

Experiment with different fragrances and see how they make you feel. Natural, not chemically manufactured, fragrances are the best. Think flowers, herbs and spices, trees, essential oils, etc.

To relieve stress and promote a sense of calm use essential oils such as lavender, bergamot, harmony, joy, or stress away. Uplifting scents include lemon, orange, grapefruit, and tangerine. Color and fragrance go hand in hand with these. If you need help getting good quality oils let me know. I'm here for you!

An affirmation is defined as a statement that something is true. When you repeat a statement to yourself that you want to be true, over time, you start to believe it. That’s because your subconscious mind can’t distinguish between what’s actually true and what’s imagined. To manifest the affirmation it’s important that you feel it.

The statement must be declarative in nature. Avoid words such as try, want, need, hope, or attempt. Instead declare I am, I do, I choose to, I claim, I can, I will. 

A great resource for making upgrades in your life through the use of speech is the book Conscious Language by Robert Tennyson Stevens.

What practice are you going to start? I’d love to hear!

I know first hand that making positive lifestyle changes, creating healthy habits, or modifying behavior can be difficult to do on your own. With the right tools and mindset you can create the change you want to see and have it last a lifetime.

A great way to get started is with my Destination Wellness - The Foundation course. It’s designed to be your guide to feel better in body, mind, and spirit. Click the button below to learn more about it.

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Note: There may be affiliate links in this post. • I am not a doctor. All information is for educational use only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.


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