Self Care Tips
by Lisa A. Romano
Self Care Tips to be Codependent No More
- Start each day with a meaningful intention
- Meditate every morning even for just ten minutes
- Do deep breathing exercises to help calm your mind
- Get a calendar and schedule exercise time
- Be sure to get enough sleep
- Avoid negative and draining conversations
- Make sure you eat well and perhaps speak to a nutritionist
- Treat yourself the way you want others to treat you
- Get out of the habit of defending yourself unnecessarily
- Develop nightly routines that involve eating a good meal, reading a nurturing book, soaking in a warm Epsom Salt bath, and moisturizing your skin.
Self-care is one of the greatest keys to emotional health. The more you care for your teeth, the stronger your teeth will be. This seems like common sense, so why do so many of us naturally ignore the self?
We are a society of unconscious minds who have been programmed to gain bonds and form attachments to other unconscious others.
Many of us have been indoctrinated to worry more about others than ourselves prior to learning the most important lesson, which is to love the self.
Many of us have been raised by parents who saw us as extensions of themselves like one might view a pair of designer shoes. We have been conditioned to make others look good and in the process, we have been psychologically cut off from our higher self.
Many of us are so damn angry, sad, or hurt, that we are blocked and unable to access the vault that is full of the heavy emotions we need to purge in order for our bodies to heal.
If any of this sounds like you, you’re not alone. We all have a difficult time taking care of the self sometimes, but today, do what you can to stop trying to control others. Let others have their opinion. Shutty-shutty—and refuse to get your tongue or tail caught in fans you cannot control.
When you ‘shutty-shutty’ you are taking care of the self.
Let it be—let them be—you are enough and you have nothing to prove.