Self Care: Keep Calm and Do Nothing

As a twenty-something, I feel the need to always be doing, well something. If I’m not sleeping, I need to work; if I’m not working, I need to socialize; if I’m not socializing, I need to hit the gym or plan a trip or find a second job (?!?!); the cycle of constantly moving, the cycle of constantly doing never seems to end.

 


Stop. Breathe. Be.


What is Self Care?

In all honesty, self care is subjective. It is defined as, “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” So for those of you who identify with binge watching Netflix, checking social media, or working out for three hours, it all falls under the self care umbrella, but is it really what your body needs? You guessed it, nope.

So what does my body need? We live in a world that is always upgrading, always lit up, always loud, always moving, always doing. What I’m trying to say is, we need to set aside time to actively and deliberately do nothing.

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Like Nothing, Nothing?

Yes, like actually nothing. And no, I do not mean sleeping. Doing nothing gives our brain and our bodies the time it needs to rest and rejuvenate. It opens up more space for creativity and increases self-confidence. Doing nothing also has numerous physiological health benefits. Click here for more information!

How to do Nothing

Before doing nothing, turn off all electronics, turn the lights down or off, and find a quiet space for yourself. Then take 5-15 minutes to…

Let me know how doing nothing worked for you!

Want to Know More?

Continue learning about doing nothing, self care, and other various ways to implement well-being habits into your daily routine.

https://www.npr.org/2016/08/26/490625260/can-slowing-down-help-you-be-more-creative

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/06/01/the-benefits-of-doing-nothing/

https://psychcentral.com/blog/what-self-care-is-and-what-it-isnt-2/

https://tinybuddha.com/blog/45-simple-self-care-practices-for-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/

http://letstalkaboutitwithtaylornolan.libsyn.com/ep9-caregiver-self-care

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