Take a deep breath and feel for:
How are you today? Are you sensitive? Confident? And how do you want to feel today? Your emotions, whether positive or negative, are what make you human.
Fear allows you to survive in a crisis situation, while anxiety alerts you that something is wrong, and aggression helps you take courageous action and make choices. Emotions, by nature, enable us to interact effectively with others. Overall, emotions help you identify issues that require your attention. This is why self care is important for your emotional well-being. Practice listening and sensing the day's feelings and mood, and let that guide what your self care is for the day. Choose one or more options below to explore what might suit you today based on how you feel:
If you woke up tired, why not try starting the day with a cooling eye mask , like Soft Treatment Gel ? It will perk up. You can also perform a draining ice massage together with your cleansing ! Combine Clear Makeup Remover with the Ice Mold massage tool.
Moisturizing body cream. Lemuria Phytomarine Body Cream
Write down your positive feelings in a gratitude journal (or in notes on your phone). Save these and read on a day when you're not at your best. Feel free to play a lovely playlist in the background when you do it to heighten the feeling, e.g. like this:
Most often, stress is caused by having too much to do and too little time to do it. Reduce your workload, prioritize your to-do list and manage your time more efficiently. This requires you to say no more often, and that's totally okay! There are many ways to say it politely. "Thank you for asking me, but I can't". "It's unfortunately bad timing". "Sounds fun! But unfortunately I'm not available". "Sorry not, maybe next time!"
Of course, it's easier said than done, but try to prioritize your sleep. It's different for each person but aim for at least 8 hours a night. Create a nice, cool, dark environment for you to sleep in, ventilate the bedroom so it's not too hot and stuffy. Make a clean bed with crisp sheets. Unwind without a smartphone (maybe start reading a book?). Drink a cup of tea. Try playing "white noise" at low volume next to the bed. Here you will find a playlist. Sleep tight!
Learning to clear your mind through meditation can be a great tool to relieve anxiety, worry and become more present. Focus on your breath, body sensations and let go of judgmental thoughts. Try this meditation.
Talk to someone you love, whether it's a friend, family member, or someone else. It can be a phone call, text, snapchat or any method you want. It can help not to feel alone and to have someone to listen.
Oh, such a day today.. Let yourself feel your feelings whether they are positive or negative. Don't try to suppress your feelings, allow yourself to experience them in a safe environment. Remember that feelings come and go. They don't last forever. See e.g. a movie that has a happy ending and makes you cry. Crying is healing and usually feels better after the emotional pressure is relieved. Movie tip: The Notebook or PS I Love You.
Take a forest bath. The Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, simply means walking in an area of trees and deeply breathing the air. Trees release certain chemicals, such as terpenes, which have been associated with the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system. It sends signals to your body to relax. The method is so powerful that forest bathing has been shown to reduce depression, according to research published in June 2019 in Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine. Then the walk does its part by moving the body.
Try rinsing your face with ice cold water - called an "ice plunge". Fill a large bowl with cold water and ice cubes. Dip the whole face in the water and count to 3. Repeat 4-5 times. This will activate something called the "diving reflex". It safe blood pressure and activates the parasympathetic nervous system. You can also use ice massage - with the help of Ice Mold . Combine it with your morning/evening cleanser and put extra focus on the area around the eyes.
Just kiss him/her, what are you waiting for? ;) Then a tip is to have a home spa evening together. Clean the face and apply a face mask on top of each other. For example. Heritage Mask .
Cleansing and balancing face mask. Hertiage Mask
Try "Brain Dump" - Write down everything you can think of without stopping for 5 min. An exercise that allows you to transfer delusional thoughts from your head to a journal, a white paper, or the note-taking app on your phone, where you can review them later. This will free up some mental space and give you a clearer overview of your thoughts and feelings.