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20 Self-Care Tips for Overwhelmed Moms

Moms, we know you’re busy and overwhelmed.

When you’re a mom, it’s easy to forget that you are your own person! You’re not just a parent; you’re also a wife, sister, daughter, friend, and so much more! And when your plate is full of family obligations, work responsibilities, and everything in between, it can be hard to see how all the pieces fit together.

But the key to being a successful mom—and getting through this stage of life with your sanity intact—is taking care of yourself first or doing self-care routines.

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Self-care is so important because it helps us stay healthy and happy, but it also allows you to be better a mom and woman. When you take care of yourself, you’re more likely to feel good about yourself—and when you feel good about yourself, you’ll want to take care of others in a healthier way.

The good news is that you can do self-care even when you feel like you don’t have time or energy for anything else! Here are 20 ways to practice self-care:

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1. Take small breaks during the day to breathe.

To calm your mind:

  1. Try taking a moment to breathe deeply and exhale.
  2. If you’re at home, take a walk outside.
  3. If you’re at work, find the quietest place possible—like an empty conference room or bathroom stall—and sit still for two minutes.

Or if it sounds like more fun to relax with other people around (and if there are no children present), try playing some music and dancing along for a few minutes! Taking small breaks during the day will help you stay sane throughout your busy schedule as a parent.

2. Drink your coffee/tea at peace.

Have a hot drink you enjoy, made the way you like it, without rushing or feeling guilty. One of the best ways of taking care of yourself is having your favorite hot drink (coffee or tea) and not feeling bad about doing it while everyone else is playing outside in the fresh air.

3. Treat yourself.

You deserve to be pampered and treated well. A self-care tip for overwhelmed mums is to treat yourself once in a while. Find something that makes you happy and do it! It can be going into your favorite nail salon, some hair treatment, or spa day!

4. Go for a walk.

Fresh air is good for your body and mind, and walking is one of the best ways to get it into your lungs. Take a walk whenever you feel overwhelmed by motherhood, especially if you’ve been stuck inside all day with the kids and don’t feel like going outside just yet. Walking helps clear your head and can give you some much-needed time alone without any distractions from other people or obligations (like taking care of kids).

5. Pamper yourself 

Book yourself in for some pampering sessions such as manicures or pedicures, or even facials if finances allow! This is especially good if you have children to look after themselves for an hour or two while you get pampered – they’ll love it! And so will you!

6. Get some exercise.

Even if it’s just going for a walk around the block or making some yoga moves (or both!), exercise is excellent for reducing stress and improving mood, incredibly when feeling overwhelmed.

7. Try Meditation.

Set aside 10 minutes each day to sit quietly and breathe deeply; this will help calm your mind and relax your body, bring the focus back into your life, & help reduce anxiety & stress, which can cause sleepless nights

8. Have an early night/early morning.

Another way to reduce stress levels is to get plenty of sleep each night – at least 7 hours per night if possible (this isn’t always possible depending on how old your children are or whether they have an early bedtime). If this isn’t possible, then try having an early morning instead.

9. Be creative.

Do something creative like writing, painting, baking, or learning to sew (or anything else that works for you). All those little creativity bursts add up! Creativity is a great way to express yourself and make sense of what’s going on in your life. It also helps you feel more creative and less stressed out!

10. Incorporate aromatherapy

Incorporate aromatherapy into your life by burning scented candles and using essential oils in your bath or as perfume. 

11. Write down goals.

Write down your goals and remind yourself of them daily or weekly – this will give you motivation and a sense of accomplishment when you achieve them.

12. Set an alarm.

Set the alarm on your phone to remind yourself to do something for yourself each day, such as: taking a bath, reading a book, going for a walk, or getting some fresh air.

13. Eat healthy foods.

Make sure there is always healthy food in the house so that when hunger strikes, there is no need to resort to junk food! If possible, make extra portions over the weekend, so there are leftovers during the week and lunches made up in containers ready for work or school lunches if needed too!

14. Take a break from social media.

Social media can be a great way to connect with others, but it can also make us feel like we need to be perfect at everything. If you feel like your social media presence isn’t up to scratch, take some time off or delete your accounts altogether.

15. Drink plenty of water

An easy self-care idea you can try is to drink a glass of lemon water right when you wake up in the morning. It’s excellent for digestion and gives you a head start on your daily water intake.

16. Journal

Journalling is fun! It helps you divert your stress into writing. Write down five things that made your day great – this can be something as simple as seeing a rainbow in the sky or getting an unexpected compliment from someone about how you look today! You can write in your journal about how you’re feeling or what’s happening in your life.

17. Enjoy quiet time

Enjoy some quiet time with your partner, whether watching TV together, having a meal at home, or reading side by side quietly on the couch after the children have gone to bed (and before you do!).

18. Afternoon Naps

Have an afternoon nap if your kids let you sleep for an hour or two (if they don’t mind). Mothers are naturally exhausted from getting up early and being active all day long, so we need sleep too!

19. Read a book

Grab a book on your bookshelf you haven’t read yet and curl up on the couch with it for 30 minutes while your kids play happily in their room nearby (or with each other).

20. Practice Mindfulness

Be kinder toward yourself by practicing Mindfulness. Mindfulness is the act of focusing on the present moment.  

When we don’t take care of ourselves, it’s often more challenging to take care of the things and people that need us most. Whether you’re a new mom or an experienced mom, there will likely be many days when you feel stressed, tired, worried… the list goes on. But one thing is for sure: those feelings are never permanent, so please don’t forget this fact. You are stronger and more resilient than you realize!

I hope these tips have helped you see that it is possible to care for yourself and your family simultaneously. It takes time, effort, and self-discipline but seeing the rewards will make it all worthwhile!

Breathwork: Beginner’s Guide

Our breath is a conduit of life. It is one of the most sacred, yet often overlooked and forgotten, parts of our daily existence.

And the average adult breathes about 17,000 – 23,000 times per day at 12 to 16 breaths per minute! It is not only there to help animate your body, but also to help it heal, purge old energy and toxins, and invite in whatever is new and invigorating.

What is Breathwork?

Breathwork is an active form of meditation that allows you to positively alter the body, mind, heart and produce therapeutic transformation.

There are numerous forms of breathwork, while some go right back to the old yogic practice of pranayama, others are relatively modern such as the Wim Hof Method.

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Benefits of Breathwork

There’s a vast array of benefits associated with regularly practicing breathwork. Here are few reasons to tap into the incredible power of breath:

  • Reduce stress, anxiety, grief, depression, and anger
  • Improves immunity
  • Develop or increase a sense of self-awareness
  • Enrich creativity
  • Boost happiness
  • Boost confidence, self-esteem, and self-image
  • Helps you to process emotions, heal emotional pain and trauma
  • Heightens mental clarity
  • Amplifies intuition
  • Strengthen the body-mind connection
  • Deepens spirituality
  • Increase mindfulness and appreciation of life

The physical benefits of deep breathing are often immediate. By breathing deeply, you can activate your parasympathetic nervous system, and in turn, slow down your heart rate and lower your blood pressure – creating a feeling of calm.

When life feels overwhelming: The 4-7-8 breath

It slows the heart rate, brings your consciousness to the present moment, slows the nervous system, and bring a feeling of calm and peace.

Ideal when yo’re short on time, but feeling overwhelmed, anxious, angry, triggered, restless, and have trouble sleeping. 

How to do it:

Breath in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, exhale out of the mouth for 8 seconds.

Repeat at least 4 times.

When you need an energy boost: The 4-4-4- breath

This breathwork technique slows the heart rate, deepens concentration, and heightens efficiency and performance.

How to do it:

Inhale through the nose for 4 seconds, hold your inhale at the top for 4 seconds, then exhale through your mouth for 4 seconds.

Repeat at least 4 times.

When everything is annoying you: The 5-5-5 breath

Also known as Box Breathing, is helpful regardless whether you’re going to combat with your kids, or your boss. It’s actually a very simple technique used by Navy Seals during combat to relax and get focused.

How to do it:

Inhale very slowly through your nose for 5 seconds, hold your breath for 5 seconds, release the breath through your mouth for 5 seconds.

Repeat for 5-10 cycles.

When you are looking to find inner peace: Pranayama

Also known as Nadi Sadhana, alternate nostril breathing, this is an ancient yogic breathwork technique that helps to calm you down and find inner peace. Ideal for those who suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, and insomnia.

This technique is also said to enhance mental focus, remove toxins from the body, balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain

How to do it:

Block off one nostril, exhale and inhale through the open passageway before switching sides.

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Your breath is your inherent healer. Whenever you need a burst of fresh energy, breathe. Whenever you need to process heavy emotions, breathe. Whenever you need to calm down, breathe.

80 Beyond Potent Self-Love Affirmations

Positive self-love affirmations are one of the many potent tools for a healthy, happy, and successful life.

We all have doubts and fears, and it doesn’t help when our brains just love to overthink! Research shows that the average human mind has around 6,000 thoughts per day. Almost 95% of them are repetitive and almost 80% of them are negative. Mind. Blown!

When those not-so-nice thoughts creep in, replace them with positive and loving thoughts/affirmations.

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How to Practice Self-Love Affirmations

The key to practicing positive affirmations is to really feel and believe them.

Saying them in your heart or out loud is one thing, but believing them and embodying the energy of affirmations is where the real magic starts to happen. Pick a few that hit home and resonate with you, and repeat them daily.

Personally, I love practicing affirmations in the morning, it sets me up with a positive mindset to tackle the day. You can also listen to bedtime self-love affirmations to rewire your subconscious mind while you sleep.

Be consistent, say it in front of a mirror, and trust in the process. Ultimately, there is no right or wrong way to go about practicing affirmations for self-love, so do what feels right for you.

80 Self-Love Affirmations to Rewire Your Brain for Love, Positivity & Inherent Worthiness:

  1. Today, I choose me
  1. I am worthy of infinite compassion
  1. I choose to stop apologizing for being me
  1. My life is filled with joy and abundance
  1. I love my ability to persevere through challenges
  1. I am providing safety to myself today
  1. I release the need to judge myself negatively
  1. I love my body and all it does for me
  1. I have enough
  1. I am enough
  1. I do enough
  1. I am worthy of love
  1. Love flows from within me
  1. I embrace my unique individuality
  1. I am beautiful, inside and out
  1. Everything I need is within me
  1. Loving myself comes easily and naturally
  1. I am grateful for all that I have
  1. I accept myself unconditionally
  1. I am strong and resilient
  1. My capacity for love is infinite
  1. Loving myself comes easily and naturally
  1. I let go of my past and live in the present
  1. I am growing each and every day
  1. I am a work of art
  1. I allow myself to feel deeply
  1. My life is a place of balance and harmony
  1. I let go of those who do not have my best interests at heart
  1. I have a warm and caring heart
  1. I can achieve anything I set my mind to
  1. I am exactly where I need to be in this moment
  1. I send love to my fears and doubts
  1. I have the power to change my world
  1. My mind is filled with loving thoughts
  1. I am powerful and confident
  1. I attract love and light
  1. I choose self-love whenever I desire
  1. I have a positive and healing effect on others
  1. I am proud of myself
  1. I choose to nourish my health
  1. The only approval I need is my own
  1. I am love
  1. I am the healer of my own life
  1. I honor my own life path
  1. I am capable of reaching my goals
  1. I am calm and at peace
  1. Loving myself means I am able to love others more
  1. My inner world creates my outer world
  1. I trust my intuition
  1. My life is full of endless opportunities for success and happiness
  1. I am a strong, courageous woman/man
  1. I don’t chase, I attract, what belongs to me will simply find me
  1. I attract what I manifest
  1. I am a divine energy
  1. I’m grateful to feel the air in my lungs and the beating of my heart
  1. I radiate confidence, self-respect, and inner harmony
  1. I am wise and humble
  1. I am becoming a better person each day
  1. I am worthy of abundance
  1. I have the inner strength to face life head-on
  1. My mistakes don’t define me
  1.  I take responsibility for who I am: the bad and the good
  1. I embrace all the positive things coming my way
  1. I have the ability to create anything I want
  1. Today, I will have an attitude of gratitude
  1. My imperfections make me unique
  1. I have a positive self-image
  1. I am not what society pressures me to be
  1. I deserve love, compassion, and empathy
  1. I am strong, beautiful, and confident
  1. My feelings deserve to be expressed. I allow them to flow
  1. I make time to take care of myself
  1. It’s ok to not be ok. I allow myself to feel whatever I need to
  1. I love myself unconditionally
  1. I allow myself to love, prosperity and abundance
  1. I am grateful for this mind, body, and soul
  1. One bad day does not make me a bad person. It makes me a human
  1. I respect myself
  1. I am perfect, just as I am
  1. I let go of the things that hold me back

Aside from the self-love affirmations, do the 30-day of self-care. Self-care is the ultimate act of self-love. Especially us women are so wired to care for others that we often forget about the love our own mind, body, and spirits need.

So, I encourage you to give yourself time every single day to pour into your own cup.

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400 List of Positive Words

It’s no secret that words have the power to change your life. We’ve compiled 400 positive words to write the life you want!

But what if you’re not sure what to say? What if you don’t have time to read a whole book of positive affirmations?

Well, we’ve got your back. These 400+ positive words will give you a major boost of positive vibration. That’s right: 400+ powerful, uplifting words—all in one place!

We know how hard it can be to find the right words when feeling low or stuck. And when we say “right,” we mean it—it’s not enough to say something positive; it has to be in line with who YOU are, what YOU believe in, and how YOU want your life to be. You deserve nothing less than that!

So if you need some help finding the perfect words for your situation, this list is for you. You’ll find everything from basic affirmations (“I am loved”) to actionable phrases (“I am taking steps toward my goals”) and everything in between.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: You can write the life of your dreams!

Top 5 Most Positive Words:

  1. Beautiful – this word describes when someone who has an admirable quality, such as kindness or compassion for others.
  2. Compassion – understanding how someone else might feel when going through a difficult situation.
  3. Inspire – Inspire means “to get an idea from another person,” so when you say inspire, then it means that your words will give someone else an idea for what they should do next!
  4. Motivate – Motivate means “to give someone energy or encouragement,” so when you say motivate, then it means that your words will give someone energy and encouragement for whatever they need!
  5. Believe – means “trust another person,” so when you say believe, your words show trust in someone else’s ability!

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41 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH A

  • Able
  • Absolutely
  • Abundance
  • Accept
  • Acceptance
  • Accepted
  • Acclamation
  • Accommodate
  • Accomplish
  • Accomplishment
  • Accountability
  • Ace
  • Achieve
  • Accuracy
  • Adaptable
  • Admirable
  • Adorable
  • Adventure
  • Affectionate
  • Affirmation
  • Affordable
  • Ageless
  • Agree
  • Aligned
  • Alive
  • Allow
  • Amazing
  • Ambition
  • Amiable
  • Ample
  • Angel
  • Appealing
  • Applaud
  • Appreciate
  • Appropriate
  • Approval
  • Artistic
  • Astonishing
  • Authentic
  • Aware
  • Awesome

15 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH B

  • Beautiful
  • Believe
  • Belong
  • Beloved
  • Benefit
  • Best
  • Better
  • Beyond
  • Blessing
  • Bliss
  • Blossom
  • Breathtaking
  • Brightness
  • Brilliant
  • Bubbly

31 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH C

  • Calm
  • Calming
  • Capable
  • Captivating
  • Care
  • Careful
  • Caring
  • Celebrate
  • Chakra
  • Challenged
  • Champion
  • Charisma
  • Charity
  • Charm
  • Cheerful
  • Clarity
  • Cleanliness
  • Clever
  • Comfortable
  • Commitment
  • Companionship
  • Compassionate
  • Compatible
  • Confident
  • Connected
  • Consistent
  • Cool
  • Courage
  • Cozy
  • Creativity
  • Cuddle
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POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH D

  • Darling
  • Dazzling
  • Dedication
  • Delicate
  • Delight
  • Desire
  • Determination
  • Devoted
  • Dignity
  • Diligence
  • Direction
  • Discovery
  • Diversity
  • Divine
  • Dream
  • Dynamic

POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH E

  • Eager
  • Ease
  • Easy
  • Easily
  • Ecstatic
  • Educate
  • Effective
  • Efficient
  • Effortless
  • Elegant
  • Elevate
  • Empathy
  • Empathize
  • Empower
  • Empowerment
  • Emulate
  • Enable
  • Enchanted
  • Encouraged
  • Endless
  • Endurance
  • Energy
  • Engage
  • Engaging
  • Enjoy
  • Enjoyment
  • Enlightenment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Enticing
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Eternal
  • Excellent
  • Exceptional
  • Experienced
  • Extra-ordinary
  • Eye-catching
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26 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH F

  • Fabulous
  • Fairness
  • Faithful
  • Famous
  • Family
  • Fancy
  • Fantastic
  • Fascinate
  • Favorite
  • Fearless
  • Festive
  • Festivity
  • Fidelity
  • Fine
  • Flattering
  • Flawless
  • Flexible
  • Flourishing
  • Flowy
  • Focus
  • Forgiveness
  • Fortitude
  • Fortunate
  • Friendly
  • Fulfill
  • Funny
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24 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH G

  • Generous
  • Generosity
  • Genius
  • Gentleman
  • Genuine
  • Giddy
  • Gift
  • Giggle
  • Giving
  • Glamorous
  • Glowing
  • God
  • Goddess
  • Goodness
  • Gorgeous
  • Grace
  • Graceful
  • Grateful
  • Gratitude
  • Great
  • Groovy
  • Growth
  • Guide
  • Guidance

24 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH H

  • Handsome
  • Happy
  • Happiness
  • Harmony
  • Harmonious
  • Heal
  • Healing
  • Healthy
  • Heartfelt
  • Heartwarming
  • Heavenly
  • Helpful
  • Hero
  • Heroism
  • High-spirit
  • Holy
  • Holiness
  • Honest
  • Honesty
  • Hope
  • Hopeful
  • Hospitality
  • Humble
  • Humor
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25 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH I

  • Ideal
  • Illuminated
  • Imagination
  • Impressive
  • Improvement
  • Incredible
  • Independence
  • Infinite
  • Influence
  • In love
  • Innocent
  • Innovation
  • Insight
  • Insightful
  • Inspire
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence
  • Intention
  • Interest
  • Intimacy
  • Intuitive
  • Invest
  • Inviting
  • Irresistible

7 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH J

  • Jam
  • Joke
  • Jolly
  • Joy
  • Joyful
  • Jubilant
  • Justice

5 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH K

  • Keen
  • Kind
  • Kind-hearted
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge

20 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH L

  • Laugh
  • Laughing
  • Lavish
  • Leader
  • Leadership
  • Learn
  • Learning
  • Liberty
  • Life
  • Limitless
  • Live
  • Lively
  • Living
  • Longevity
  • Lovable
  • Lovely
  • Loyal
  • Loyalty
  • Luminous
  • Luxury
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14 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH M

  • Magical
  • Magnificent
  • Marvelous
  • Masterful
  • Maturity
  • Meaningful
  • Meditation
  • Mercy
  • Mindblowing
  • Mindful
  • Mindfulness
  • Modesty
  • Motivation
  • Motivated

7 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH N

  • Natural
  • Neat
  • Nice
  • Noble
  • Nourish
  • Nourishing
  • Nurturing

11 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH O

  • Obedient
  • Oneness
  • Openhearted
  • Open-minded
  • Optimism
  • Optimistic
  • Outgoing
  • Outstanding
  • Outcome
  • Overcome
  • Overflowing

29 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH P

  • Paradise
  • Passion
  • Passionate
  • Patience
  • Peace
  • Peaceful
  • Perfect
  • Perfection
  • Perseverance
  • Persistent
  • Playful
  • Pleasing
  • Pleasure
  • Positive
  • Positivity
  • Power
  • Powerful
  • Precious
  • Praise-worthy
  • Pretty
  • Priceless
  • Pro-active
  • Progress
  • Prolific
  • Prompt
  • Promptness
  • Prosperity
  • Proud
  • Purpose

5 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH Q

  • Qualified
  • Quantity
  • Quick
  • Quiet
  • Quietness

25 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH R

  • Radiant
  • Rationality
  • Ready
  • Reality
  • Reasonable
  • Recognition
  • Recommend
  • Refresh
  • Refreshing
  • Rejuvenate
  • Relax
  • Relaxing
  • Reliability
  • Relief
  • Relieved
  • Remarkable
  • Resilience
  • Resourceful
  • Respect
  • Respectful
  • Responsibility
  • Rewarding
  • Rich
  • Righteous
  • Romance

40 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH S

  • Sacred
  • Safety
  • Satisfied
  • Savings
  • Saviour
  • Security
  • Self-reliant
  • Self-love
  • Self-care
  • Sensational
  • Serenity
  • Sharing
  • Shining
  • Simple
  • Simplicity
  • Sincerity
  • Skillful
  • Smart
  • Smile
  • Smooth
  • Soothing
  • Soulful
  • Sparkle
  • Special
  • Spectacular
  • Splendid
  • Stability
  • Spontaneous
  • Strength
  • Striving
  • Studious
  • Stunning
  • Successful
  • Succulent
  • Sunshine
  • Super
  • Supporting
  • Sweetness
  • Sympathy
  • Sympathetic

17 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH T

  • Talented
  • Tantalizing
  • Teachable
  • Team
  • Teamwork
  • Tender
  • Terrific
  • Thankful
  • Therapy
  • Thrilled
  • Thriving
  • Timely
  • Tranquility
  • Transformation
  • Triumph
  • Trust
  • Truthful

11 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH U

  • Ultimate
  • Unbelievable
  • Unconditional
  • Understanding
  • Unique
  • Unity
  • Uplift
  • Uplifting
  • Upskill
  • Upskilling
  • Useful
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12 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH V

  • Valid
  • Valuable
  • Value
  • Versatile
  • Very
  • Viable
  • Vibrant
  • Victory
  • Victorious
  • Vigorous
  • Virtue
  • Vitality

19 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH W

  • Warmth
  • Wealth
  • Wealthy
  • Welcome
  • Welcoming
  • Welfare
  • Well-being
  • Wholeheartedness
  • Willing
  • Willingness
  • Win
  • Winning
  • Wisdom
  • Wise
  • Wonder
  • Wonderful
  • Wander
  • Wanderlust
  • Worthy

A POSITIVE WORD THAT STARTS WITH X

  • X-factor

4 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH Y

  • Yes
  • Young
  • Youthful
  • Yummy

4 POSITIVE WORDS THAT START WITH Z

  • Zappy
  • Zest
  • Zestful
  • Zesty

Creating a positive mindset in the workplace and life is about surrounding yourself with positive people and influences. These words can help you do just that! If you’re looking to inject some positivity into your workplace, this list is for you! Whether you’re trying to improve your overall well-being or simply want a quick pick-me-up, this list will get you started!

Namaste, beautiful!

Self-Care for Bad Days: 32 Tips to Make you Feel Better

You know there’s a power in being positive, but there are days where you just feel like throwing in the towel and curl up in bed. Bad days are inevitable and everyone has them.

On those days when you want to run and hide, it’s important to honor your emotions. Yes, you are allowed to practice self-care and look after yourself. Practicing self-care not only favors your physical beauty, it also helps to improve your mental health, boost your confidence, prevent burnout, build healthy relationships, and set clear boundaries.

32 Self-Care Tips to Honor Your Emotions on a Bad Day

Here are 34 self-care activities you can do by yourself and for yourself. You can even write all these ideas on a small piece of paper, put them in a jar and take one to surprise yourself:

1. Go for a walk in nature
Taking a walk in nature will reduce feelings of stress and anxiety and improve your overall health and happiness. This keeps your blood pressure in check and reduces the risk of heart disease. Win-win!

2. Drink water all day long
Our body is made up of 60% of water. Drinking water stimulates the flow of nutrients and hormones that generate endorphins in your brain and leave you feeling happy. It helps you stay awake, boosts your daily productivity and flushes out harmful toxins.

3. Take a nap
Power naps can significantly boost your energy, mood, productivity and creativity.

4. Break something aka let the anger out in a healthy way
I’m not telling you to destroy your house, but you can tear up sheets of paper or break things that are no longer useful. It is really therapeutic.

5. Take a nice long shower or bubble bath
Something is relaxing and tranquil about water. The heat from the water can relax tense muscles that often happens on a bad day. Why not put on soft background music, light a few candles, and add few drops of your favorite essential oil?

6. Go for a long drive
Roll down the windows and blast your favourite songs and go for a long drive!

7. Watch a movie
From an iconic rom-com to uplifting comedy-drama film, this is one of the easier way to get comfy, give yourself a brief break from the world, and instantly put yourself in a bettter mood

8. Visit a day spa
Get a hair treatment, get your nails done, get a massage, get a facial, relax in the sauna, whatever it is that makes you feel good!

9. Avoid negative content
Take a mental health day and unplug if necessary. Protect your energy from negative content online and/or offline.

10. Go to bed early and get your beauty sleep
‘Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man, healthy, wealthy and wise’ were the words uttered by Benjamin Franklin. By adapting simple and mindful evening routine, you’ll find it easier to adapt this healthy habit.

11. Go to the movies alone
You won’t know how liberating and calming it is until you experience it for yourself – no distractions, no judgment and all the popcorn!

12. Practice mindfulness
Practice gentle breathwork, yoga and/or meditation to clear and calm your mind, shift your mindset and make bad days manageable.

13. Go out with friends or invite them over for tea
When you need help getting out of a small rut, friends really make the world go ’round!

14. Try something new
Even if this means styling your hair differently, trying something new and getting out of your comfort zone will boost your confidence.

15. Be kind and gentle to yourself and others
Not every day we are in a good mood, but have you noticed how your mood improves when you are kind to others?

16. Create an upbeat playlist
When your energy is low, listening to songs that’ll feed your soul can increase the pleasure-causing chemicals in the brain! Curate a playlist full of great vibes!

17. Make or order your favorite meal from your favorite restaurant
Treat yourself to whatever your favorite food is, and nourish your body and soul!

18. Gaze at the stars
Find beauty where you can, even if it’s just a little thing. When you look up at the sky and remind yourself that something bigger is always with you, things will become less overwhelming.

19. Dance it out and be silly!
As with any cardio-based workout, dancing release the feel-good neurochemicals, endorphins.

20. Get rid of junk and decorate your personal space
There’s no better way to bring harmony to your space than decluttering. While having a clean, decluttered space is aesthetically pleasing, it can also reduce stress and boost your mood.

21. The power of “I statements”
Reciting positive affirmations that begin with the word “I” trigger your brain’s reward centers to promote positivity and boost your mood.

22. Read an inspiring book
Whether it’s a new book or one you’re reading, take some time to read some more and let your mind travel to another world.

23. Watch YouTube tutorials & learn something new.
The feeling of excitement at learning new things, especially those which interest you or are of most immediate help to you, are sometimes referred to ‘Eureka moments’. This release of positive energy can help instil add purpose to your day and the promise of further learning can bring renewed focus for the days and weeks ahead.

24. Draw or colour
Put yourself in “artistic mode” and unleash your creativity by drawing or coloring to de-stress.

25. Video call your friends or family and have a virtual ladies/guys night
Spending quality time with someone you love is possible, even if they are far away.

26. Do absolutely nothing
By this I mean literally do nothing all day. Take 15 minutes out of your day to do absolutely nothing. You can lie on the floor or in your bed, sit in your favorite chair and do nothing! Trust me, it feels great.

27. Go for a jog
It might sound like something you’d be lazy to do, but 20 minutes in a day is enough to lift your mood. Especially if the weather favors you and you can feel the breeze on your face while jogging.

28. Practice gratitude and count your blessings
Instead of focusing on the things that aren’t going well in your life, remind yourself of everything you’re thankful for.

29. Do a random good deed or give without expectations of receiving
Being kind has been shown to boost not only others’ well-being but also our own personal well-being.

30. Create an accomplishment folder and celebrate your wins – big or small!
A personal achievements folder or jar will help you recognize where you’ve started and just how far you’ve come.

31. Feel your feelings and journal
Writing is cathartic. Taking the time to write what you’re feeling in a journal can help layout your emotions in a judgement-free space. Write whatever you want and roll with it.

32. Light a candle or use an essential oil diffuser
Candles or essential oils play a quintessential role in the upliftment and enhancement of our moods by employing the magic of aromatherapy to reverse negativity and bad energy by filling the atmosphere with soothing and calming fragrances.

There you have it. Whatever it is you are going through, I want you to know that going through tough times doesn’t make you any less lovable, worthy or capable. This just means you’re human. Being a human can be messy, hard, confusing and painful experience sometimes.

Remember that taking care of ourselves also means taking care of our minds.

Namaste, beautiful.

30 Ways to Spend Time Alone

Human beings are social creatures and require social contact, however, we also need solitude to recover.

From a very young age, we are constantly encouraged to socialize, make friends, and form groups, and be obedient to authority. Staying in solitude is often associated with loneliness. In fact, research shows that people would rather be electrically shocked than be left alone with their thoughts because human minds are often wired to find inner reflection unbearable.

The Power of Solitude

There’s a huge stigma around being alone. But there’s a huge difference between solitude and loneliness.

Loneliness is usually associated with the feeling that something is missing or wrong. It can stem from not being comfortable with yourself or feeling like you’re an outcast or don’t belong, and it can often be unbearable.

When we spend time in solitude, we get the chance to sit and process our thoughts and emotions for deep self-reflection and inner connection. It increases self-awareness, boosts creativity, reduces stress, promotes relaxation and potential success.


30 Ways to Spend Time in Solitude

It’s not easy to sit alone with your thoughts for extended periods of time, but at this age when social connectivity is constant, it is essential for our mental health to frequently unplug and spend time in solitude. Here are 30 ways to spend time alone:

  1. Connect with nature and unplug
  2. Do what you love
  3. Meditate
  4. Set intentions
  5. Work on manifesting your dream life
  6. Practice journaling
  7. Find new affirmations for your week
  8. Write a creative story
  9. Set and reflect on goals
  10. Catch up on your favorite shows
  11. Watch an inspiring TED Talk
  12. Listen to a podcast
  13. Go to a comedy show or the cinema
  14. Visit a museum
  15. Explore your neighborhood
  16. Learn a something new
  17. Take yourself out on a date
  18. Go on a solo trip
  19. Make a bucket-list
  20. Switch up routine
  21. Practice self-love
  22. Get a massage
  23. Practice yoga
  24. Try a new workout class
  25. Dance and sing your heart out!
  26. Pick up an old hobby or try a new one
  27. Bake your favorite dessert and eat it without guilt!
  28. Cook your favorite meal and also eat it without guilt!
  29. Rent an AirBnB somewhere you like
  30. Do absolutely nothing

Solitude, even for a day can be extremely potent.

Build the habit of embracing solitude and you’ll find it easier to eventually invite more of it into your life. You’ll learn more about yourself and become more aware of your thoughts and emotions. In short, it’s one of the best form of self-care.

6 Amazing Essential Oils for Meditation

The practice of stillness, of simply breathing and paying attention to your senses can make a huge difference to your daily life.

“If you are quiet enough, you will hear the flow of the Universe. You will feel its rhythm. Go with the flow. Happiness lies ahead. Meditation is key.” – Buddha

There have been numerous studies on the benefits associated with regular meditation. With interest in the practice continuously growing, many individuals are looking for ways to enhance their experience by using essential oils in their daily practice.


How to Use Essential Oils for Meditation

I get it, sometimes it can be difficult to calm your body and mind enough to sit still and meditate. Fortunately, several essential oils can help you relax and enjoy a peaceful practice.

There are several ways you can use essential oils to aid in meditation:

  • Diffuser or room spray
  • Create a roller bottle – mix your favorite essential oils with a carrier oil in a roller bottle. Roll onto your wrists, neck, or temples before your practice.
  • Aromatherapy accessories such as necklaces, bracelets, and key chains
  • Place a drop of oil in the palm of your hand, rub together and inhale

Benefits of Essential Oils

Beyond smelling great, essential oils are great for your health and well-being when you use them in a safe manner. By inhaling essential oils, your brain gives a signal to certain emotions that make you feel relaxed, centered, and uplifted.

Clinical trials have looked at how essential oils can alleviate conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Low appetite
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache


The Best Essential Oils for Mindfulness

To help you stay mindful and connected with the earth is my passion and purpose, here are my recommended essential oils to use during meditation:

1. Lavender for relaxation

This is my all-time favorite and the most popular versatile and relaxing essential oils.
Lavender has a long history of use for dealing with stress and anxiety, and it continues to be one of the most frequently used essential oils to promote calmness.

2. Sandalwood for cleansing

The wonderful woody scent is known to take away negative thoughts when you are experiencing inner noise that is taking you away from the ability to focus, relax and meditate.

3. Frankincense for the mind, body, and soul

The woody and spicy scent is known as the “king of oils” for reason. It helps you connect with your spiritual self, stabilize your root chakra, reduce pain and inflammation, relieve stress and clear your nasal passages.

4. Peppermint for mental clarity
Peppermint is my personal favorite to use for morning or moving meditations or quick mental breaks during work as it packs a big punch of focus.

5. Vetiver for grounding
Known as the “oil of tranquility” – the rich, relaxing, and earthy aroma is believed to naturally calm an anxious and depressed mind, reduce insomnia, fatigue and help with concentration.

6. Clary sage to remove negative energies
This powerful essential oil improves your mood, helps you concentrate better, and focus on your breathing. It also promotes emotional balance, alertness and enhances memory recall.

Meditation is an incredibly profound, personal practice. That being said, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question ‘which one is good for you?’ Ultimately, what works for one person may not work for another, so always do what feels best for you.

Namaste, beautiful.

25 Deep Self Love Journal Prompts That Promote Healing And Guidance

Feeling disconnected from yourself? It’s OK! We all have those moments sometimes.

And, honestly, it’s not even all that surprising. We live in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with messages about what we should be and how we should look. It can be incredibly frustrating to feel yourself falling into believing that you’re not good enough or that you’re missing something.

But the truth is that you are good enough—just as you are. You don’t need to change a thing about yourself. All you need is to take a moment to reconnect with who you are on the inside.

Regardless of where you are in your journey of self-discovery, it’s never too late (or early) to start taking care of yourself. Self-love and self-discovery is an essential practice that helps us understand ourselves and our needs and helps us get clear on what we want out of life. It’s a skill that you can practice anywhere through journaling and meditation.

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How to Use Journaling Effectively

Journaling is an effective way to dive deeper into the emotions you’re experiencing and get clear on what you’re looking for from this life. You’ll begin to notice patterns in your responses that lead to a better understanding of how you perceive yourself in the world.

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When you get started with journaling, it can feel overwhelming to sit down and just… write. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 25 deep self-love journal prompts that will help you navigate your healing process and get guidance on your journey toward self-discovery.

25 Deep Self-Love Journal Prompts

1. What do I love about myself?

2. What am I proud of?

3. What excites me right now?

4. Where do I feel most at home?

5. What’s my favorite part about my body? Why?

6. What does my ideal day look like?

7. What do I think is stopping me from getting what I want in life?

8. What do I need more of in my life right now? More love, connection, creativity, or something else?

9. What is one thing that has happened recently that has changed the way I see myself or others? Why did it affect me so much?

10. If money were no object and time was not a factor, how would I spend my perfect day off from work or school?

11. Describe a situation where someone else made me feel bad about myself without meaning to. How did it make me feel, and why did it affect me so much when it happened?

12. How often do I allow myself time for relaxation?

13. How have I grown from past relationships?

14. A list of 10 things that makes my heart sing!

15. A time when I felt very confident in myself.

16. How has social media impacted my self-love journey?

17. Why am I a great friend?

18. How do I know when I’m in love?

19. Who are some people who inspire me, and why do they inspire me?

20. How can I show more compassion towards myself and others today than yesterday?

21. What do I need to let go of to move forward?

22. When was the last time I went outside and truly enjoyed nature?

23. How can I make myself a priority today?

24. What is one belief that may be holding me back in life, and how can I challenge it?

25. Who can I be vulnerable with, and why do they help me feel safe enough to open up to them?

Love, at its core, is a choice. And so, the most necessary action—which often gets overlooked—is choosing to be loving and kind towards yourself.

These journal prompts are simple steps that help you identify your thoughts and feelings, acknowledge them, and then move past them to create space for self-love and healing.

It can be hard to commit to self-care and self-love or deep thinking about yourself when feeling down. You might not know where to start, and that’s completely understandable; this list is here to direct you in the right direction. Just pick a prompt, take a deep breath, and write. You’re making the first step towards healing and growth by doing so.

Namaste!

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8 Simple & Powerful Morning Routine

Having a powerful morning routine is critical to having an incredible and productive day. You know that, I know that, we all know that.

Most people jolt awake to an alarm, flip on bright lights, reach for their electronic devices, and dive directly into their daily activities and responsibilities. When you start your day on the wrong foot, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled, uninspired, helpless to change bad habits and most likely break promises to themselves only to feel more frustrated and aggravated hours later.

We have all been there.

Benefits of Having a Mindful Morning Routine

Routines are one of the most important tools to help us get through life’s ups and downs. (We all know that after going through 2 years of global pandemic, am I right ladies?)

There are numerous positive benefits when it comes to having a morning routine. Benefits include:

  • Allows you to take control of your day
  • Amazing for your mental health
  • Alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Increases productivity
  • Develop healthy habits
  • Boost your energy levels
  • Boost your confidence

Bottom line, for your sanity, your health and everything and everyone around you, consciously reclaim the first few moments of your day, for you.

8 Simple Morning Routine

A morning routine does not necessarily mean you need to be up at 5:30 am. You just need to set aside a little bit of extra time every morning to wake up and do these life-changing mindful practices:

  1. Don’t look at your phone first thing in the morning

Avoid all exposure to electronics, news, social media, and other sensory stressors and distractions. When we overload our brains with so much (mostly negative) information before your mind and body are ready, we can’t expect to have a good, productive day.

  1. Make your bed

Making your bad is something so small yet so powerful, trust me! It can be easily accomplished to set you off on the right foot each morning.

  1. Hydration is KEY!

Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Once you get out of bed and fluids start to 

redistribute, your brain will experience a lack of water, which can lead to problems in 

attention, memory function and the ability to perform mental tasks.

  1. Find gratitude

You can find gratitude anywhere and anytime. When you meditate or journaling. This will work miracles in your life!

  1. Meditation for calm and clarity

Meditation is a wonderful way to start the day! It helps you enter a balanced state of being that sets you up to feel calm and focused throughout the day.

I have a library of free morning guided meditations if you ever need inspiration. 

  1. Morning Exercise or DANCE!

If you are not into high intensity workout in the morning (me too), opt for gentle morning stretch, yoga or pilates to increase your movement and mobility.

Alternatively, dance your heart out to a favourite song! This will release endorphins that make you feel happy and rejuvenated. 

  1. Insight for Your Mind

Adding insight to your morning can be as simple or complicated as you want – listen to a podcast, read 5 to 10 pages of self-help book. It helps to start your day with positive and expansive mindset. 

  1. Mindful Evening Routine

Reading, essential oils, calming teas, nighttime relaxing yoga, and sleep meditation podcast are all excellent tools for quality sleep. This will make it easier to rise in the morning without feeling groggy. Practice healthy boundaries with your evening routine to set yourself up for a relaxed and mindful morning.

Explore what works best for you and embrace the stillness. A few things to remember when creating your own mindful morning routine: there is no one way. And there is no right way. Your routine will be specific to you.

Your routine doesn’t need to be the same everyday. You may find yourself wanting to get sweaty at the gym. On other mornings, you might prefer reading. It’s helpful to have a handful of rituals that you know ground you. Check in with your body. Honor your needs and feelings; practice the routines that feel best for the day ahead.

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20 Meditations to Boost Your Confidence in the Morning

Most people don’t necessarily wake up feeling highly self-confident, full of self-esteem, and ready to take on the world. Some days you may wake up feeling out of sorts, tired, a bit low, or perhaps,  feeling like today isn’t your day.

On those mornings you are usually spent hitting snooze 7 times and then frantically rushing out the door. #nojudgement but having a moment to meditate likely seems unrealistic.

Good news! This doesn’t have to be a big 30-minute ordeal in perfect silence with candles lit.

Starting Your Day with Peace

Practicing meditation gives us the ability to tap into this confidence when we need it the most. And with a bit of practice, it will start to come more naturally. 

Confidence is something that can be developed. If you’re not quite there right now, you can work to build confidence each morning. Creating a mindful morning routine and/or evening routine can also make a world of difference!

The only way to build confidence is to work towards it every day. It is about developing a positive mindset and doing things that make you feel recharged, fueled, and ready.

I’ve gathered my favourite morning guided meditations to boost your confidence in the morning:

  1. Tap into your energy (10 min)

This guided meditation gives you a calm space to embrace and tap into your energy.

  1. Everything I need is within me’ (10 min)

When you feel lost, confused on your next move and not sure what to do, search for answers within you.

  1. Calm, clear, and connected (10 min)

Invite yourself to calm down and surrender to the clarity and divine connection that’s here for you.

  1. Believe in the Magic (14 min)

Tap into the magical energy within you and believe in its power.

  1. Listen to yourself (12 min)

Sit in silence with yourself so you can practice listening to your inner voice with love, empathy and understanding.

  1. Wise words from Oprah Winfrey (10 min)

Powerful words from Oprah Winfrey about courage and practice.

  1. Mantras to build bulletproof resilience & positivity

Change your perspective and find empowering mantras to help you reframe and course-correct from stress.

Powerful Morning Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence:

  1. I am the creator of my life’ (9 min)
  1. ‘I am Beautiful’ (9 min)
  1. Self-expression (10 min)

This will leave you feeling centered, whole, and inspired.

  1. Affirmation for confidence (10 min)

Infuse yourself with self-love, respect and joy.

For Those Mornings You Want to Say Yes to Life:

  1. Yes to life (10 min)
  1. Yes you can (8 min)
  1. Say yes today (10 min)

For Mornings when You Need More Self-Love:

  1. Radical acceptance morning meditation (10 min)

Show yourself the deepest form of love by radically accepting yourself for who you are

  1. You are so special (13 min)

Remind yourself how special you are, and celebrate all the things that make you so unique.

  1. You are extraordinary (14 min)

Give yourself a loving reminder that there is no one else in this world like you, and that the world needs you, just as you are.

  1. You are enough (18 min)

There is nothing for you to prove, that you ARE enough.

  1. You are worthy (16 min)

Marinate in your deep worthiness and extinguish any subconscious beliefs that want to tell you otherwise.

  1. You are divine (10 min)

Begin your journey of self-love with your connection to your divinity; the innate knowing that you are a very special spiritual being.

There you have it!

Meditation is not something that you can do just once or twice and instantly reap all of the benefits.  The most effective way to build the daily habit of meditation is to make it a part of your daily routine.

Let me know which guided meditation you love most!

Namaste, beautiful.

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Mindfulness for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Practice Mindfulness

It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining, and the birds are chirping. You’re sitting at Starbucks, sipping on your iced coffee, listening to the low hum of conversation all around you—when suddenly, it hits you: You have no idea what you’re doing with your life.

We’ve all had those moments when we feel lost and confused about our next steps. Maybe you’re in a job that isn’t for you anymore, or perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by life.

Whatever the case, fear not! Because there’s an easy solution to getting back on track with your goals—and no, it doesn’t involve quitting your job and never looking back (although that can be fun too).

The answer is mindfulness.

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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness involves focusing on the present moment without judging yourself or others. It’s sort of like meditation, but even easier!

Simply put, mindfulness is the practice of being aware of your thoughts, emotions, and actions in the present moment. It’s an ancient practice that has been around for thousands of years. All you need to do is pay attention to how you’re feeling right now—right at this moment. That’s it!

How does mindfulness help your mental health?

Mindfulness helps your mental health by allowing you to focus on the present moment instead of worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. This can have an incredibly positive effect on your mental health because it helps reduce stress and increase focus. Stress can cause all kinds of problems both physically and mentally, including things like memory loss or difficulty concentrating and higher blood pressure and heart rate.

That’s why practicing mindfulness to combat stress is significant for your overall well-being!

Here are helpful benefits mindfulness brings to you:

  1. It helps your mental health
  2. Enhances your sleep quality
  3. Helps boost the immune system
  4. It boosts self-confidence
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So how can you get started with mindfulness? 

The great news is that practicing mindfulness can be easy and very effective. Here are our top five tips for beginners to start your mindfulness journey:

1. Start small

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they try to practice mindfulness is that they start too big. You don’t have to quit your job and move to Tibet to find inner peace! Start by meditating for 10 minutes at a time in your apartment or eating a meal as slowly as possible. The more you push yourself past your comfort zone, the better you’ll be able to handle stress and conquer obstacles in the future.

2. Do it for yourself

You might have heard about how mindfulness can change your life, improve your relationships, and cure all diseases (okay, maybe not that last one…), but don’t let other people’s goals for your life become yours. It would be best to do it for yourself because you want to, not because someone else wants you to.

3. Try different things

Everyone likes different kinds of meditation or mindfulness exercises—some people prefer guided meditation while others want nothing more than silence while they eat their lunch every day. Don’t be afraid to try different things.

4. Focus on one thing at a time

We live in a fast-paced world with many distractions, especially since we’re always connected via our phones and computers. If you try to do too many things at once, you’re not going.

5. Find your focal point

When you get distracted while meditating (and we all do!), remember that you have an anchor that will bring you back every time. That might be focusing on your breath, reciting a mantra in your head, or watching something move slowly back and forth in front of you. Find something simple and neutral; whatever helps you focus on the present moment without getting swept away by thoughts about the past or future.

Here are 15 Mindfulness exercises/activities you can start:

1. Plan a solo trip.

2. Go to a concert by yourself.

3. Write a letter to your future self.

4. Take yourself on a dinner date and eat mindfully, without distractions like your phone or music.

5. Volunteer your time and energy to a cause you believe in.

6. Start a gratitude journal and write down three new things you’re grateful for every day.

7. Cook yourself dinner at home with the radio off, no TV, no phone — just you and your thoughts (and wine!).

8. Do one thing that scares you every day for a week—big or small!

9. Spend time in nature — take a walk or sit on a bench in the park and people-watch or observe nature around you.

10. Delete social media from your phone for one week (or delete it forever!).

11. Practice yoga poses and breathing exercises while listening to calming music.

12. Find your happy place.

13. Meditate in silence for about 15 minutes each day.

14. Focus on breathing for a few minutes.

15. Try progressive muscle relaxation.

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Mindfulness is one of the most powerful skills you can bring into your life. The more you practice mindfulness, the more control you will have over stress and anxiety and how your body reacts to them. You’ll also find that you become more aware of the things that matter to you in life, so you can focus on what’s important and let go of what’s not.

The key is to start small and build up from there. Start with one mindfulness exercise per day, then build up from there. With enough practice, mindfulness will start to feel like second nature—and you’ll be much happier for it!

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30 Inspiring Quotes When You’re Feeling Lost

Feeling lost and confused about life, wondering why something did or didn’t happen, not sure what to do, not sure whether to try again or to give up, not sure if you want to stay or leave? 

You are not alone and it is only temporary.

With all the ups and downs we experience in this weird and wonderful thing we call life, it’s easy to find yourself feeling like you’re without hope, confused, lost, and overwhelmed. It’s a natural part of the human experience.

Feeling lost is a perfectly normal thing. Seeing it from a positive perspective, it’s a sign that you are evolving as an individual in your mind and spirit. If this is a season you’re in right now, these quotes will help you stay strong through tough times and find your way back to your higher self.

30 Quotes That’ll Make You Feel Like You Can Conquer Anything Life Throws at You

  1. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford
  1. “If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh
  1. “Dream, struggle, create, prevail. Be daring. Be brave. Be loving. Be compassionate. Be strong. Be brilliant. Be beautiful.” – Caterina Fake
  1. “You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength, and say, ‘I’m proud of what I am and who I am.” – Mariah Carey
  1. “When you finally accept that it’s OK not to have answers and it’s OK not to be perfect, you realize that feeling confused is a normal part of what it is to be a human being.” – Winona Ryder
Quotes when feeling lost
  1. “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau
  1. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
  1. “The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.” – Michel de Montaigne
  1. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts
  1. “It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.” – Dalai Lama
Quotes when feeling lost
  1. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” – Alan Alda
  1. “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou
  1. “It is those who get lost, who find the new ways.” – Nils Kjaer
  1. “If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” – Masaru Emoto
  1. “Good decisions come from experience. Experience comes from making bad decisions.” – Mark Twain
Quotes when feeling lost
  1. “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung
  1. “Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart.” – Basil Rathbone
  1. “Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.” – Alain De Botton
  1. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” – Douglas Coupland
  1. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
Quotes when feeling lost
  1. “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things could fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe
  1. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “Just because someone stumbles and loses their path, doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” – Charles Xavier (X-Men)
  1. “I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams
  1. “There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstance of your life can change.” – Ritu Ghatourey
Quotes when feeling lost
  1. “You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be.” – Unknown
  1. “Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” – Dale Carnegie
  1. “Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” – Katherine Dunham
  1. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret, and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Swami Sivananda
  1. “A tree that is unbending is usually broken.” – Lao Tzu
Quotes when feeling lost

I hope these quotes have reminded you of the power you have within you to create a life you love. Because you are WORTH it!

Let me know which quote resonates with you in your current season. Sending everyone out there so much love and gratitude.

Namaste,

Katie

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