Welcome to the DW Healing Arts Be Well series of wellness tips for January 2016. Each day I will highlight a card from my Balance Resource Cards decks. The wellness resources will help you bring balance to your body, mind and spirit if used on a regular basis.
Take a moment right now, and practice today's wellness tip as you read this. Grab your journal, turn off your phone, find a quiet place without interruptions and set a timer for 20 or 30 minutes. This is time you are investing in yourself. You are worth it.
Give yourself permission to balance your life.
May you Be Well! Love, Deanna
Ten minutes per day of meditation or deep breathing can calm your mind and emotions by initiating the healing process through the parasympathetic nervous system. Meditation, deep breathing or listening to relaxing music are some of the fastest and least expensive ways to achieve inner peace. Yoga, creative arts and laughter can also be helpful Explore the resources available to you. Give yourself permission to take care of you first!
Make a list of the things you can do for self care and post it where you see it daily. What things help release the stress held in your body? Consider things like movement, bodywork or yoga. What helps clear your mind? Meditation, breathing, silence or music might be tools you choose. What gives you energy and revives your spirit? Some people enjoy time in nature while others choose creativity or practicing gratitude. Add to your list of self care ideas when you discover new practices. Try to do something every day for yourself, even if it means scheduling a block of time on the calendar in order to make it a priority.
Choose something from your self care list to enjoy right now!