Girl, let me tell you something: I totally get it. The idea of taking time out for ourselves can seem impossible, especially when we're already busy trying to keep our heads above water. But here's the thing: taking time out for yourself is actually one of the most important things you can do, especially when you're feeling overwhelmed.
Let's start with the basics. First of all, we all need a break from social media once in a while. I mean, how many times can you refresh your feed before you start to feel like you're losing your mind? Instead of scrolling through Instagram for the twentieth time today, try taking a walk outside. There's nothing like the fresh air to clear your head, and connecting with nature can be incredibly grounding. Plus, you might even spot a cute dog or two!
Speaking of grounding, have you ever heard of earthing? It's all about reconnecting with the earth and can involve anything from walking barefoot in the grass to hugging a tree (hey, don't knock it 'til you've tried it!). Spending time in nature can be so soothing, especially when we're feeling stressed or anxious.
Another way to ground yourself is through cold water therapy. It might sound crazy, but hear me out. Taking a cold shower or jumping into a cold lake (if you're feeling brave!) can actually be incredibly invigorating. It's all about getting out of your comfort zone and reminding yourself that you're capable of more than you think.
If you're feeling really overwhelmed, it might be time to go on a basic retreat. No, I don't mean a fancy yoga retreat in Bali (although that does sound amazing). I mean a stripped-back, no-frills retreat where you can disconnect from the world and focus on yourself. You don't need a fancy resort or a bunch of Instagrammable activities; sometimes all you need is a quiet space and some time to reflect.
And finally, don't underestimate the power of laughter. When you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, it can be so easy to get caught up in your own head. But sometimes all it takes is a good belly laugh to shake you out of that negative head space, laughter really is the best medicine.
So there you have it, girl. Take some time out for yourself, whether it's by disconnecting from social media, connecting with nature, jump into cold water or getting some much-needed laughs. You'll be surprised at how refreshed and energized you'll feel afterwards. And remember, self care is not selfish it's self love! And if you want to enjoy life to the fullest you need to recharge the batteries, you can't run on empty.
Upcoming justB events
11th walks and waterfalls-- walk and cold water dip at Tintwistle
25th waves of wonder! - a reset yourself retreat day at the beach, with cold water, soundbath and Breathwork.
30th June - Enchanted barn camp retreat
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