5 Self-Care Practices For Every Area of Your Life
For the month of August, we're celebrating National Wellness Month!!
What is National Wellness Month?
August is National Wellness Month, a time to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to take a few extra steps or lift some weights, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways.
Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. In addition, more than 80% of adults do not meet the guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities, and more than 80% of adolescents do not do enough aerobic physical activity to meet the guidelines for youth.
Am I the only one who's excited about an entire month dedicated to self-care, creating healthy routines and stress management?
I have to be honest y'all I love God and serve him unapologetically but I get stressed out like everybody else, LOL.
Stress is real and we must learn how to properly manage it.
According to the American Institute of Stress:
- 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health
- 73% of people have stress that impacts their mental health
- 48% of people have trouble sleeping because of stress.
Don't let stress rob you of your health!
In this community, we provide education and support for those in need and interested in self-care, health, and healing through faith and holistic wellness practices.
Now let's dispel the self-care myth. Say it with me, self-care is NOT selfish!!
Self-care simply means caring for oneself. There are numerous ways to make those small changes, too.
- Increase your water intake.
- Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.
- Monitor your sleep and make adjustments for better sleep habits
- Join a yoga, walking, or aerobics class.
- Learn to meditate to live a life rooted in faith.
Now with that out of the way our first act of self-care is care for the spirit. The word of God replenishes the spirit and renews the mind and that is the foundation by which all other wellness and wholeness flows.
So take time throughout the day to care for your spirit by taking 5-10 deep breaths and reciting our centering scripture, Job 33:4 anytime you feel stressed or overwhelmed, and take an online stress test HERE.
In the meantime, stay tuned for more acts of self-care this month, and if you are interested in joining the meditation challenge click HERE.