# Self care
A Mindful Approach to Mental Health at Work
Taking Care of Your Mental Health is More Important Now than Ever BeforeShayda Windle. A decade ago, mental health was not something discussed within the workplace primarily due to the stigma attached to it. However, this has changed in recent years, and mental health is now an open topic of conversation among businesses of all sizes around the world. Whether you are a small business owner or a Fortune 500 company, business leaders are prioritizing the discussion around mental health. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we thought it would be beneficial to share a few tips we have learned the past few years about taking care of our own mental health and finding that balance that entrepreneurs so desperately need.
Adults & Teddy Bears
I sleep with a bear-duck; a dead-eyed teddy bear dressed in a kitschy duck suit. I found it on sale at Aldi after Easter one year, in a huge bin of other bear-ducks, plus some bear-rabbits, and even a few bear-flowers. I didn’t necessarily need a teddy bear, but I did. I was fresh out of a breakup and I’d gotten rid of my teddy bear because it was a gift from my ex. The bear-duck appealed to me because it wasn’t steeped in nostalgia or feeling. It was purely utilitarian, and it were cheap ($3.99). Nearly three years later, I still sleep with the thing.
Opinion: It's our fault if we choose the wrong person.
**This blog post is totally based on my personal experience, opinion, and thinking. Life is a series of choices. Sometimes the choices we make impact our lives in many ways, but often it's challenging to know just how much a decision will impact us until years later.
SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness for a Mental Health Check-In
SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness WheelSAMHSA. A few years ago, I took a wellness workshop based on SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness Wheel and it was life-changing. It had a self-assessment that asked us to write down what we were doing to maintain wellness in each category and if we weren’t we had to write an action step.
Self Care Activities for Business Owners
One of the hardest parts of self care is finding time to give yourself the care that you need. Self care can feel like a luxury when you are busy and life gets in the way. If you can't quite find the time for a full meditation or yoga session, try these self care rituals for when you only have 30 minutes.
How We, as Women, Give Away Our Power
Gwen was a working comedian when I first met her. She wasn’t famous yet, but it seemed that she was on her way there. I had never met an artist who pushed herself so hard. No matter how tired she was, she showed up at every audition and never said no to any possible opportunity. For her, that just might be the one that would launch her. When Gwen wasn’t auditioning, networking, or exercising (to keep herself camera-ready), she was writing material, making videos, and submitting them. And when she wasn’t doing that, she was waitressing and bartending to pay rent on her tiny studio apartment in a bad neighborhood.
Add exercise as part of daily hygiene routine
People exercising - Charles Park, Vero BeachAbbe Chane. Most of us start the day with a routine. We wake up, make the bed, put on a pot of coffee, wash our face, brush our teeth, shower and dress, check our email inbox, have breakfast and head out to work.
Opinion: A person's mind can make them successful or miserable.
The mind is a fascinating thing. It can be our worst enemy or our best friend. A person's mind can make them successful or miserable, happy or sad, and everything in between. In the end, a person's life is determined by what they do with their thoughts.
Using The Five Agreements to Build a Better Life
The Four Agreements is a book by Don Miguel Ruiz that provides life advice to help readers live a happier life and reach a sense of freedom and enlightenment as they go through life. In a second companion book, we learn about the Fifth Agreement.
Self Care Can Help To Manage Thoughts and Emotions
woman in black and white sweater sitting on a chairkevin turcios/unsplash. Many of us know challenging moments in our lives when we've difficulty controlling our own thoughts and feelings. Imagine coming home after a hard day at work, taking a nice hot shower, eating a good dinner, having some chocolates, and starting to watch your favorite show on TV - nice, right? But we may have noticed that during these happy activities, our thoughts were thinking about project deadlines at work, the nagging boss, unfair colleagues, or the rude stranger we met in traffic that morning. These intrusive thoughts distract us from our present moment. Even as we go about our daily activities, we may be physically in one place, but mentally in another. For example, eating dinner at home and thinking about your rude boss will not help you to have a peaceful time.
Live Well and Look After Yourself
Wellness - it’s a global problem; people don’t practice enough wellness or anyat all. Wellness, self-care, living well or wellbeing, are different words that have the same meaning — looking after yourself.
Meditating during stressful world events
With the ongoing war in Ukraine, it feels like world events can be extremely stressful. That can make it hard to find the time and space for meditation. It's more important than ever to find ways to center yourself and connect with your inner peace.
Healing in the Same Environment In Which You Got Sick
“You can’t heal in the same place you got sick.”. If you’re someone who is recovering from addiction or mental illness, there’s a strong chance that you’ve heard this phrase before.
Staying Motivated When the Seasons Change
When the seasons begin to change, it can be hard to stay motivated. All of a sudden, the weather is colder and the days are shorter. It can be tough to keep up your usual routine when it feels like there's not enough time in the day. Here are a few tips for staying motivated when the seasons change.
The Psychology of Staying Motivated
Fitness routines evolve as goals change throughout life. Some people strive for their idea of a perfect perfect beach body or to fit into their high school jeans. Others want to become stronger and more flexible. Then, there are those who want to lower cholesterol and incorporate exercise to achieve a heart healthy lifestyle. No matter the objective, attaining it requires dedication.
A Day at Dolce Vita Wellness Spa in Reno
When I arrive at Dolce Vita Wellness Spa for my Luxe Mani Pedi, a gift from my Love for my birthday, I am led to a fancy room, given a robe and sandals, and transported to what truly is the ultimate in peaceful relaxation. Never have I put on a fancy soft spa robe to get my nails done before. Never have I been told I can go sit in a room with jelly fish tanks and gorgeous chairs to just “relax.” There’s also a fireside room and a patio - it’s all so gorgeous!