Healing Nurses

Self-Care for New Year

The future depends on what you do today.
Mahatma Gandhi.

There is no time like the present, to set an intention to live the life you want to live. To be our healthiest self, we need to wake up each day and actively participate in our own self-care. The most compelling excuse I hear from so many of my patients, friends, and family alike is that there is not enough time in their day for self-care.

I have had many days that this feels like a reality for me too, with full time work, carpooling, kids to feed, homework, etc. I learned a long time ago that the only one who will prioritize me, find the time, and truly take care of me, is me. Some days I have time for a 1-minute meditation and some days I get in 27 minutes. Some mornings I ride the bike for 10 minutes and other mornings I ride for 45 minutes. And some mornings I do a 5-minute yoga / stretch session and the mornings I have a little more time I indulge in 60 minutes of luxurious stretching. The key I have found is to commit to something every day that is nurturing my mind, body, and spirit.

If you can set an intention to do this every day for 2 weeks you will begin to build this habit and if you are able to continue this for 8 weeks it will become your lifestyle.

Incorporating a little bit or a lot of self-care into your daily routine helps to build resilience and stress tolerance, supports healthy immunity, reduces anxiety, and improves your general sense of well-being.

The physicians at Amber Wellness Group are creative self-care advocates and will help you find the right self-care recipe for your healthy lifestyle.

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