March 29, 2019 1 Comment
Life isn't always rainbows and butterflies, there are times that we are faced with adversities. Life's way of saying that we need to take a break from whatever we're doing and reconnect with our center and start taking care of ourselves. Stress is everywhere and it's up to us to look the other way and find something that will free our soul. This is where self-care concept comes in. Practicing self-care isn't always easy. We often neglect me-time because we usually feel guilty to take some time to take care fo ourselves. In order to live a happier life, one must take a step back and reassess everything.
We believe that being happy and taking care of yourself doesn't have to cost a thing. Getting started in self-care may be a challenge but that doesn't mean we shouldn't take the first step to do it. Self-care isn't always spa appointments, retail therapy or luxurious traveling. Together let's find balance and peace through these 10 approachable self-care pointers that are totally free!
Probably the most common and the go-to self-care ritual almost all of us need. In this day and age where we face our gadgets more than we have face-to-face conversations, it is important to unplug. As amazing as technology can be, the Internet has been proved countless times as a toxic environment. You can find yourself always chasing the FOMO mindset, therefore, becoming less productive. Being constantly online gives us an excuse not to go out and experience the real world. We get consumed by the tiny glowing screens like insects drawn to lights. Do yourself a favor and try a digital detox. Even if it's only for a couple of hours before bedtime or during the weekend. It'll give your eyes and your brain a rest.
Get your OM on! Meditation won't cost you anything. Just isolate yourself somewhere in your house, sit down, and close your eyes or lie down in a comfy, quiet area. Recollect and get connected with your thoughts spiritually. Meditation is a way to train the human mind. It doesn't only help with one's concentration, it'll also help reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and depression. If you find it hard to be zen in the beginning, try focusing on your breathing while repeating a single word or mantra. We highly recommend it. Find the balance within!
After cleaning up your thoughts, it's now time to declutter your life! Time to KonMari your life; throw away or donate things that don't spark joy. Stop holding out to things thinking you'll use then soon but not really. It's not healthy to keep things that don't actually have any use. Having so many things in your house can cause stress and anxiety. If you find clutter, try organizing and see how it'll perk up your mood. Clean out your closet, living room, bedroom, and kitchen! After that organize a garage sale and donate. You're not only getting your space cleaned you'll also be able to help someone. It's a win-win!
Imagine walking down the sidewalk, through a park, forest, or somewhere you can connect with nature. Part of reconnecting with the real world is actually going out to the real world and experiencing it, not just ogling at pictures of beautiful sceneries and destinations on Instagram. Take some time off of work, don't worry a day or two will do, go on campings/road trips to somewhere you can disconnect with the stressors and connect with nature! Besides, breathing some fresh air is always a good idea! Stop and smell the roses or forest pines why don't ya?
This is something everyone should do regardless of it being a self-care tip. Call up a friend you haven't talk to in ages, talk to a loved one you miss dearly. Deep and meaningful "good" conversation with close souls can charge your energy and mind for days! It doesn't have to be about personal life challenges...History, Books, The state of the world, Music or a Podcast you have been listening too can expend to a delightful hour/s-long conversation, over the phone or skype or even in person while taking a nice walk together. Talking with friends and family will actually help relieve stress... Who says that the art of conversation isn't alive and kicking?
Giving back is always good for one's soul and it will boost a community's morale as well. You get to help plus you get to improve your health and happiness. There are so many charity and organizations that accept volunteers or donation. With the right organization or charity, Volunteering can help reduce stress, combat depression, find friends, and connect with the community. Just simply research, look for a cause that's close to your heart. You'll feel like you're making a difference one volunteering task at a time! Doing good will make you feel good.
Ever had a love for painting? Have an untouched sewing machine? or a green thumb? You should get back to it or try a new one! There are tons of fun activities you can explore and embrace as your own. Hobbies won't only save you from dying of boredom, but also help you keep centered as well as boost your confidence and self-esteem. These hobbies become part of our lives and delight us of the wonders of the world.
Consuming content and learning new things is also a form of self-care. Start reading on that blog you've been bookmarking for ages but haven't had the time to read. Go ahead and watch the video of your favorite vlogger or a tutorial you've been dying to see. These things are a form of entertainment, just make sure to watch quality content(Bad content is equal to brain "Junk-food).
Indulge yourself, have fun!
Did you know that when the body feels good, the mind does too? Well, if you didn't, now you do! Blast your favorite dance music on and just shake your body! Allow yourself to be lost in the beat and let loose. Dancing is a form of exercise that will guarantee a good time. Flexing all your tired, cramped or neglected muscles and joints. releases happy hormones. You can even invite your friends, kids or roommates and just have an awesome dance party!
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September 18, 2021
It’s yet again the transformative, emotional, and highly energetic time of the year, where we welcome in the notorious Mercury retrograde. Despite the fact that Mercury retrograde is an occurrence that happens multiple times each year, it never seems to fail to stir up the same old feelings of needing to bunker down and lie low for a few weeks. This is because, unlike planetary retrogrades, Mercury’s reversed influence can make our lives do a complete 180-degree turn, which can cause some difficulties in our communication, career development, and relationships.
However, while Mercury retrograde tends to get a bad rep for its ability to completely change our lives, it can also be an excellent time to complete tasks, work on creative projects, as well as do some inner workings. With that said, today, we’re going to talk all about Mercury retrograde, what it is, and what you should and should not do during it.
September 09, 2021
As we transition out of the warm nights of August, we steadily begin making our way through the abundant month of September, welcoming with it the many transitional properties of the autumn season. However, September isn’t just a welcoming period for the autumn itself, but for the second of the three harvest festivals of the Wheel of the Year, known as Mabon. Mabon, also known as the autumn equinox, is the sabbat that marks the time of which day and night are equal, when we gather our crops once more and enjoy the last bit of warmth before the cooler months take over. On a deeper level, Mabon also has many powerful energetic transitions taking place, which can push us to seek change, deeper spiritual connections, and inner wisdom as we approach one of the most symbolic days of the year.
With so much going on energetically, it can be hard to know the best ways to celebrate the energy of the season and fully welcome it into your space. So to help you out, in this article, we're going to go over everything having to do with the divine autumnal sabbat of Mabon. From its history to its correspondences, traditions, and a few ways you can celebrate it today, let’s dive into everything you need to know about this powerful sabbat.
August 31, 2021
As we welcome in the cooling harvest month of September, we make way for a transformative period of energetic change as we work to create better balance in our lives. We kick off this autumn month in the sign of the practical and goal-oriented Virgo, shifting our focus towards progression on our goals. This will provide the signs with some initial direction and clarity, which will help us to start the month feeling positive and rejuvenated. However, Mercury, the planet of communication and knowledge, will also be lurking in the background this month as it prepares to go retrograde for the third and final time this year, pushing us to do some inner reflection as we begin to work through stirred emotions. This could also bring about mental fog, miscommunication, and misunderstandings with partners, coworkers, and loved ones, so be prepared for some potential rough patches throughout the month.
Towards the end of September, on the 23rd, we will then shift into the partnership-focused Zodiac sign of the Libra, which will turn our attention towards family, friends, and community as we continue to grow and strengthen relationships as well as our own independence. We will also reach the Autumn Equinox the day before this, on September 22nd, which is considered to be a truly divine time of balance, inner reflection, growth, and gratitude as we prepare for yet another change of season into a calmer, more stagnant time of the year. This is also the time of which the veil between our world and the spirit world is growing increasingly thin, upping our intuitive abilities and connection to the other side. For this reason, be prepared for some deeper spiritual movements to occur this day, as it is an incredibly significant time of year for magical workings.