Tips to Help you Unwind, Reconnect, and Reenergize

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Things have changed fast over the past month and we are all trying to adapt while also continuing to take care of ourselves and our families. This is no easy task and requires energy and mental resilience. The beautiful thing about human beings is that the more positivity we sow within ourselves, the more strength we can share with those around us. Here are some tips and tools that can help you reflect and reenergize.

Take time for yourself – In the need to take care of other people, it’s easy to forget the most important person you should take care of – yourself. The first step in the cycle of caring requires that you set some time, as little as 15 minutes a day, to connect with yourself. Each individual functions differently and has a different set of demands, so don’t limit yourself to a specific period of the day. One day, you could take 15 minutes in the morning and on a different day you could take this time before turning in for the night. Choose whatever time works for you. The only thing you should try to keep consistent is taking that time.

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Try meditation – Seated and walking meditation are both equally powerful ways of reconnecting with yourself and your environment. As you allow your mind and body to become aware of your surroundings, you also become aware of your own self. Observe both without attaching too much positive or negative judgment to anything. It’s okay if your mind wanders when you meditate. The idea is to recognize this wandering and draw your mind back to the things you want to focus on. If you are new to meditation or are a struggling practitioner, there are some free apps to help that can be your companions on your mindfulness journey

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Learn or master a hobby – Remember the days when you had time, patience, and inclination to pursue hobbies? Then life happened and your sketchbooks were relegated to the side. But now, if you can, is the best time to pick up your hobbies, give them a dusting, and start pursuing them again. Your paintings may not exactly draw bidding wars, but they are good for your soul. With plenty of apps that teach you new hobbies, like calligraphy, crochet, restoring furniture, and more, there is no dearth of support for those who want to master a craft. Who knows, maybe there will be an Instagram bidding battle for your art.


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