Basic self care strategies

Basic self care strategies


Today, I want to share with you six basic
self-care strategies that you can use when you want to feel more balanced and
composed and less stressed and overwhelmed. Hi, welcome back, nice to have
you here! In case we haven’t met yet: welcome! I’m Thea and this channel is all about style, confidence and embracing your life. I promised you a video about my “personal power plants” – the things that I do to recharge my batteries and to take care for myself and for my spiritual, mental and physical well-being. But I realized that one video would be way too long, so I split it in two parts and this is the first part where I want to share my basic self-care strategies with you. In the next part I want to go deeper in my personal self care routines. So let’s dive right into today’s topic and let me tell you about the six self-care strategies that you can use to feel more balanced and composed. Point number one is your nutrition and your food. Always eat your vegetables and
fruits like your mama told you 😉 – but it’s not only that. I for myself try to eat lots of vegetables, a little bit of fruit and also lots of protein. I found out when I eat protein I feel better. I’m not getting hungry as soon as when I just eat carbohydrates, I feel more satisfied for a longer time – so
it really works for me. But you should go and find out for yourself which kind of
foods work for you. I for myself also try to avoid processed food as much as possible – I like it to cook fresh and to eat fresh food. Of course, sometimes I also crave fast food or sweets, but I try to let it be an exception and as long as it is just an exception, it’s okay for me. And as we are talking about nutrition – I also want to remind you to keep an eye on your vitamin intake and your mineral intake. I told you that I suffered from a burnout and from depression several years ago and later on my doctor found out that I suffered from a severe vitamin deficiency. I lacked vitamin D and vitamin B12 and these are really needed if you want to have healthy brain function and it also helps against depression. Another thing I want to say when I talk about food: Make sure you eat when you’re hungry or maybe even a little bit before you really get hungry and “hangry”. Never neglect the need of your body for fuel and give you body the best fuel you can get, depending on your budget. It doesn’t have to be organic if that’s too expensive for you, but make sure that it’s fresh and really good food. Point number two: make sure you sleep enough! I know that sounds very basic and it is very basic but it is really needed for your body to recharge overnight. Overnight your body does a lot of work that helps you to stay healthy and fit, so make sure that you get your sleeping hours in. In average you should sleep between 7 & 8 hours at night – it depends on your physique and on your health. Point number 3: Hydration. Make sure you get enough liquid into your body each day for your fluid balance. I personally try to drink 3 liters a day. I mostly drink tea – not only green tea
but also fruit teas and herbal teas. I also drink lemon water and other non sugary drinks. And when I’m outside, I always have a half liter water bottle in my handbag so I’m sure that I stay hydrated all the time. Point number four is “move your body”. If you like to go to the gym – do that, that’s fine! But there are many more possibilities to move yourself – like going for a walk or walking your dog or maybe you can just go dancing. Find a kind of sport or workout or exercise that really fits into your life and into your lifestyle – and that fits your needs. Maybe you like to go hiking or rock climbing or fencing or bungee jumping or swimming or horse riding – whatever it is that you like. Point number five is: take care of yourself and your hygiene. Take care for your appearance and how you look. I did a whole video about style and self-care and I will link it for you up there and down below in the description box. Point number seven is emotional hygiene. It’s as important as your hygiene for your body. So, what do I mean by that? Sometimes we are stressed out and we have very intense emotions and then it’s time to go and sit with these emotions to process them – otherwise we will be stuck in one emotion for a long time. So, if you’re feeling intense emotions upcoming, then take a quick break and find out what they are. Let’s say you feel overwhelmed or
stressed out or anxious or angry, then take the time and have a little break. Take one minute to really acknowledge the feelings that dwell up in you. Admit to yourself that you are feeling this way. When you recognize and acknowledge
your feelings it can help you to slow down and to get a fresh perspective and to think rationally again. If you suffer from depression or if you are grieving or if you have other feelings that are there for a long time and won’t go away by itself and if you feel that they impact your life quality, then maybe it’s time to go and find some professional help – I really recommend that to you. But when you have just your “normal life” feelings then you can just sit with them, acknowledge them and be aware of them and it will take stress out of the situation and you won’t be overwhelmed by your feelings so much. So, these are my six basic self-care strategies for today. In my next self-care video I want to talk more about my self care routines and tell you more about my “personal
power plants”. I really hope this video was helpful for some of you – if you have any more basic self-care strategies then please let me know and share it in the comments, I think we all can learn from each other. If you liked this video, please give it a thumbs up – that helps me a lot – and if you want to learn more about style or confidence and embracing life or about self-care, then please consider
subscribing to my channel. I upload new videos about these topics at least once a week on Friday. Thank you so much for watching this video, I see you in my next one and until then embrace your life and be your unique, beautiful self. Bye!

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