Self care strategies are great to have, because sometimes, no matter what you do, it’s hard to avoid having a bad day. Bad days happen to every person, but knowing that other people are facing these kinds of days isn’t enough in itself.
The only way to cope with situations and daily circumstances that take the wind out of your sails is a skill set, and it takes time to learn how to navigate the tough times. When you’re facing those days what should you do? Here is more info on taking of yourself even on the worst of days.
When you’ve had an especially difficult day, the last thing that you need is to try and
handle everything all at once. The best way to approach a tough day like that is to scale back your expectations of what you were planning to some extent.
Self care strategies like these will make sure that you can take your time on the remaining tasks that you have in front of you. Rushing can cause you to make mistakes, and taking some of the things you had to do off of your plate will help you to get to what’s most important.
A lot of people underestimate the power of going back through your memories of old
books and movies you liked as a child. This return to your old self can be very freeing, and it can center you massively during time of crisis.
Try to focus on the emotions that you’re experiencing when you peer into your past. Absorb and appreciate the freshness that you had when your earliest memories have been engaged. You might remember other interesting nuances to your past experiences that have been locked away for years.
Getting Out and getting your heart rate up is one of the best ways to cope with stress.
The act of being physically active can release endorphins that help to put you in a better mood, and the activity is great for keeping you in shape, and keeping the extra weight off. If you’re new to exercise, then you should start off light so you don’t injure yourself.
Are you getting enough sleep? When you’re bogged down by life’s stresses, it can
make sleep a nearly impossible goal to reach. Take time out of your day to take a nap. A short nap can help you to feel more energized, and give you a pick up later in the day.
“Some days you get up and you already know that things aren't going to go well. They're the type of days when you should just give in, put your pajamas back on, make some hot chocolate and read comic books in bed with the covers up until the world looks more encouraging. Of course, they never let you do that.” - Bill Watterson
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