Spring Clean Your Self

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Self-care is super important. With the spring equinox approaching, what better time to give your physical and energy bodies a boost? Here are a few things that work for me. Maybe you’d like to give them a try!

  1. Drink lots of water. I’m rarely without a water glass beside me. If I get caught up in life and neglect my water intake, the physical toll seems immediate. Water has so many benefits, I won’t go into it all here. If you get tired of just plain water, try muddling in some cucumber slices, fresh mint, or your fruit of choice.
  2. Eat when you’re hungry. Let your body tell you when to take in food, rather than your emotions or an arbitrary schedule. (I know this can be difficult with our overly-scheduled lives, but that’s another area to take a look at.) Small portions of fresh foods help me feel my best.
  3. Balance movement and stillness. Again, listen to your body. If it wants to move, do whatever activity you enjoy, be it yoga, hiking, dancing, or whatever! If it wants to rest, give yourself the gift of a few moments’ stillness. Finding the right balance for you is what’s important.
  4. Meditate. Much of this site is dedicated to meditation. The benefits are plentiful. Even if you start with just a few minutes a day, establishing a daily meditation practice can help you physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  5. Follow your inner guidance. As your meditation practice deepens, you’ll begin to notice guidance coming through when you meditate. Listen to it. When appropriate, act on it. Listening to your Self is one of the healthiest habits you can develop.

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