Post: Why “me” 💖 time is essential? 4 small endearing steps towards self-care.

Self-care is a priority and not selfish. The simple reason is if I don’t care about me, how can I care for my loved ones? If I don’t cater to my emotional and physical needs, then how will I cater to other’s needs?

But, then, in reality, you are driven by your responsibilities, to push yourself more and more. There are personal, professional, family, societal pressures and commitments which makes you push yourself to the extreme limits to fulfil all the demands and responsibilities. In the process, you forget yourself and do not even realise that you have your share of emotional and physical needs to be taken care of for your overall wellbeing.

Realisations come very late when we are knocked down by chronic stress, complete burnout or end up in a diseased state. Therefore, self-care daily is very important for both physical and mental wellbeing.

Scientifically speaking, there are several areas and dimensions of self-care.

Here, I have tried giving 4 small different steps towards self-care.

1.Spend some ‘me’ time alone: Everyday, give yourself a few couples of minutes to cut off from the routine grind and the hustle-bustle. This is your ‘me’ time entirely. Do whatever you enjoy doing, go for a short walk in nature, practise a hobby or listen to a piece of music. Meditate and observe your emotional feelings and acknowledge them. Understanding and acknowledging your both positive and negative thoughts are important so that you can let go of unwanted thoughts. Remember, thoughts are always associated with your feelings and experiences. Always, love and praise yourself for what you are and how far you have come in this journey. In self-care, self-love is important.

2. Control your stress level: Understand that when stress persists, your cortisol level shoots up. This adrenal gland hormone not only increases your blood sugar level but also elevates inflammation in the body which is responsible for various diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, cancers. So, when you feel you are at stress in the day, take a break. Practise relaxation like breathing exercises, stretches so that cortisol comes back to balance. Another simple way of letting stress go is to practice mindful moments, being present at the present moment. Sit quietly and notice your breath for some time. Feel the wind, air, smell around. Engage yourself in imagery exercise like walking down a beautiful forest, walking down a sandy beach, hearing the sounds of waves.

3.Practice gratitude: In the daytime, practice gratitude several times, being thankful for your existence, for your loved ones around, and for a beautiful life you have. These moments are important because whenever you feel gratitude and joy, there is a release of endorphins and serotonin which are happy hormones and which are necessary for your physical and mental health wellbeing.

4.Physical health: Lastly, as we all know, self-care remain incomplete if we do not care for our body. Eating healthy, routine exercise, sleeping well are essential steps towards physical wellbeing. For the normal wear tear of the body, giving enough rest helps in the healing and repairing process.

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Post : Prove yourself to yourself, not others: 4 motivational elements.

Today instead of writing a health post, I thought of motivating myself with my self-motivating spirit. I am passionate about writing and will keep writing.

Some days are just bad. They are experiences and learning, that’s all. I don’t have to be sad but instead, keep pushing myself forward. I have to keep reminding myself that not every day is a good day, that’s just the way, it is.

I still love myself strong. I love my positive attitude towards life and my hard disciplined life. I like both the good and bad side. I, turn cranky sometimes, but that’s ok. As soon as I realise, I am back to my normal self.

People judge you everywhere at home, work, society and everywhere you go. But you don’t have to change just to get people’s approval. I would rather be myself and let people accept me the way I am. That would give me not just pleasure but be surrounded by people who will make me feel great and positive.

Daniel Goleman, the author of “Working with Emotional Intelligence” do influence me with these self-motivational elements.

Personal drive: My self motivating drive, to keep going, my desire to achieve, and improving my self day after day. Keep driving myself to meet standards. I also read other bloggers’ posts which encourages me to sharpen my skill.

Commitment: Keep focussing on my goals, both personal and professional goals. It’s good to dream big so that I have every day to look forward and keep pushing myself.

Initiative: To look for the right opportunities to work upon. I am a little bad and hesitant in taking initiative. But I am surely working on it in both personal and professional life.

Optimism: yes, optimism and keeping a positive attitude are an ingrain in me. I love pursuing goals even if setbacks, challenges keep coming my way.

Post : 5 ways to improve my self image.

Self-image literally means one’s personal view of oneself in regard to physicality and personality traits. Psychologically, it’s our ‘self scheme’ our own information of different traits that we perceive about ourselves that are already stored in our memory. 

3 dimensions of self-image are :

  • My personal opinion on me
  • How do others perceive me?
  • How I want others to perceive me?

As a positive self image can be favourable, advantageous, a negative self- image can be self – hurting, low self- esteem, low self -confidence, self -critical and pessimistic. Interestingly, many people have both, more or less depending on the different traits they have. 

5 ways to improve my self image in my everyday life.

1.Self – acceptance is important. Loving and accepting the way I am, will make life less complicated en route to the ups and downs of life.

2. Building a self – image realistically based on my strengths and limitations will increase my self- regard rather than based on idealistic views as nobody is perfect in this world.

3.It is important to keep a level of self – awareness to make a continuous effort to evolve as a better person to experience peace and happiness in life. 

4.Whatever good things and success have happened in life so far, enjoy to the fullest, build up more positive energy and move ahead. 

5.Every individual is unique. Never compare your success or failure with someone else. This will lead to shallowness and insecurities. 

Chasing my material goals and success is good, but at the same time, experiencing my emotional state of self achievement and fulfilment is motivating.  



The 3H: health,happiness,healing

It is not happy people who are thankful…..It is thankful people who are happy.

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The 3 H : Health, Happiness, Healing has added such value to my life, and I love having the opportunity to share my passions and thoughts with my loyal readers.

The foundation of a beautiful life is good health. It is also the basis of happiness. No wealth in this entire world can give you happiness or a sound health. It’s only a calm mind, inner peace and a disciplined life that make all the difference. Searching and learning life is all where the miracle process of life begins.