Blissful Mind Behavioral Health
Just A Few of My Favorite Things
I was inspired to share some of my favorite things for the holiday season. Those of you who have been with me for awhile know that I am big believer in self care. I work hard to practice and incorporate self care into my daily life, but I know that when things get hectic and you feel that you can barely keep your head above water, self care is difficult to access. With the following staples in my self care routine, I can take a few more things off my mind. When I feel overwhelmed by life, the following items help get me through. These by no means are a "fix" to life's problems, but they sure do give me a "boost" to help me keep putting one foot in front of the other and face what comes my way.
Favorite Thing #1: Saying NO....and sometimes YES!
On the flip side there can be power in saying YES! Often we will not do something we truly enjoy because we feel that indulging in any WANT is selfish. I challenge you to find space in your life for YES, because it is actually selfLESS!
The mind and body crave homeostasis, a nice balance. If you deprive yourself too much by saying NO to things that bring you joy, your mind and body, say "something is wrong!" And we begin to feel all of the strange and unpredictable symptoms of the mind and body seeking a way to strike balance (i.e.-mood swings, physical symptoms). Conversely, too much YES leaves the mind and body just as off balance.
Every day, but especially during the holidays, find ways to practice when to say YES and NO!