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Mind, Body, and Soul Self-Care Practices You Can Do At Home

Arrrgghhhhh!!!!! I think that pretty much sums up how so many people across the UK, and probably most of the world, are feeling right now. 

I’m getting the point where ‘the thing that shall not be named’ is well, not to be named. But for clarity’s sake, the Coronavirus/COVID19 outbreak is making myself and many others anxious. Add an anxiety disorder to the mix and it’s not the most fun of times. 

It’s a daily mission to cope with the anxiety symptoms. To stay calm. To stay in the present moment. To keep safe and sane. 

Unfortunately, for those of us that are big empaths, it’s hard not to be concerned and worried for others. I’m even worrying about the people I don’t know. It’s overwhelming, to say the least.

And so, to cope, I think it’s necessary to work hard on focusing on daily joy, and stay-at-home self-care practices. 

To help both myself in these self-care practices and maybe help somebody else focus on something else, I’m listing out some self-care ideas that focus on mind, body, and soul. 

Because self-care needs to be holistic.

SELF CARE PRACTICES FOR THE BODY, MIND, AND SOUL

BODY

  • Make a new healthy recipe that nourishes
  • Drink lots of water
  • Try some stretches
  • Practice yoga
  • Do an online exercise class
  • Sit in the garden for fresh air
  • Put on your comfiest, softest clothes
  • Soak in an aromatherapy bubble bath
  • Walk around the garden in the sunshine
  • Rest and sleep
  • Practice deep breathing
  • Have a dance break
  • Plan nutritious meals
  • Touch silky, fluffy, soft things
  • Give yourself a home spa treatment

MIND

  • Put your phone away in a draw for a few hours
  • Turn off the internet 
  • Delete social media apps and social media detox
  • Close your eyes and allow your mind to daydream
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Play a board game
  • Do some colouring, painting, drawing
  • Read a personal development book
  • Accomplish a small goal
  • Declutter a room
  • Create a vision board for the future
  • Plan a trip 
  • Learn a new skill online
  • Do a deep clean of the house
  • Write morning pages
  • Try journalling
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Read a new book
  • Watch a new movie
  • Organise your computer files
  • Try a new craft

SOUL

  • Write a gratitude list
  • Try gardening, planting new seeds, weeding
  • Light a candle
  • Try meditation
  • Bake a cake
  • Try freewriting to your intuition
  • Help someone in need
  • Allow your emotions to unfold without judgement
  • Create a bucket list
  • Have a cuddle with a loved one or pet
  • Watch comedy and laugh hard
  • Read poetry
  • Listen to some uplifting music
  • Take photographs of small moments and things around your home
  • Repeat positive affirmations or mantras to yourself

What would you add to this list? How are you holding up at the moment? Is there anything, in particular, that is working for you?

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