Train the mind to be happy...

By the end of next week, we will be halfway through January. Being 3 weeks removed from Christmas, I hope you are back to your regular routines. And with that, getting back to your self-care, take some time for yourself. This week we discuss some different ways to take care of your mind.

Bullet Journaling: What is bullet point journaling?

Think of it as a next-level diary for not only writing but, also drawing. Instead of blank, lined pages, a bullet journal contains sections to log daily to-dos, keep a monthly or weekly calendar, jot down notes, track physiological and mental health, and record short- and long-term goals.

Tarot Cards: In a way, tarot card reading acts as a tool to give you relief and helps you focus on fixing certain imperfections or problems. Even if you are not a believer, tarot cards can help relax the mind. Just the card itself can be beautiful to study and admire. But I find just pulling 1-3 cards when I am stressed helps me have more insight on how or why things work out. I am, after all, a true believer in "Things happen for a reason".

Meditation: Meditation does not have to be what you think it is. For example, when I meditate I often do it when I lie down in bed and start with several deep breaths. Then I start listing all the things I am grateful for followed by my hopes for the next chapter. Almost every time, I am asleep before I know it. So to me, this is great for getting things off my chest that I am worrying about and relaxing my body enough to fall asleep.

This is just an attempt to remind you how important self-care is. Self-care is not just for your face and body but, for your mental health as well. The pandemic has been difficult for a lot of people. Especially for those of you that have been isolated from family and friends. Or those of you that have been working from home with no social interaction. Write your thoughts down or say them out loud in a meditation. It is not healthy to keep it all inside, get it out!

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