We are all guilty of over-working ourselves. Our busy lifestyle can be to blame; however, there are things that we can do to get ourselves out of this stressful cycle. We just need to look at how we manage our daily activities and prioritize what’s really important. Plan to set aside some alone time to reflect, relax and enjoy the summer!
Let’s start with a digital detox … consider taking a break from social media, emails and other digital distractions. Try to schedule specific times during the day to disconnect and focus on yourself. Create a calming routine that includes activities you find relaxing. This could involve meditation or yoga. If you can’t find time to leave the house, find a quiet room like your bedroom to read your favorite book, or read while having a much-needed bubble bath! Since it’s summer, it’s also important to try and spend time outdoors as much as you can. Bond with nature by going for walks, hikes, or have a picnic in the park. Another great place to visit is a nearby beach or lake where you can lay out on the sand and listen to the water. Think of exploring new horizons and venturing out to new places, and book a flight to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. If an overseas trip is not affordable, visit a nearby town with the best spa and pamper yourself.
Another idea to think about is the creative pursuits that you have been postponing due to lack of time. Summer is here and now is a good time to get that hobby started … engage in painting, writing, crafting, dancing, learning a musical instrument or taking singing lessons.
There are so many options to choose from but try to explore the inner passion in you that almost got away. It’s not too late to indulge yourself in a hobby and do something that brings you joy!
A few more self-reflecting ideas to unleash the best version of yourself:
Take some time for introspection and self-reflection by journaling
Learn the value of quiet contemplating that can help gain clarity
Process your thoughts and weed out the negatives
Put your emotions in check and plan a relaxing summer calendar
Don’t feel guilty about spending time for yourself
Set boundaries and communicate your alone time with your loved ones
Practice being fully present in the moment and enjoy every minute of your alone time
Last but not least … prioritize sleep in a comfortable environment with a bedtime routine
During this entire period of summer rejuvenation, Karmascore can help … our mobile app can inspire you with journaling, highlighting the wonderful moments that matter, while making an assessment, and rating the value of the different relationships in your life. You may find that there are connections that you need to put on time-out or eliminate all together!
When you are physically, emotionally and mentally healthy, you have more LOVE to give!
Let’s nurture, measure and thrive! By Virginia C. Dori CMO at Karmascore Nurture * Measure* Thrive Karmascore is woman-founded relationship analytics company, a mobile app solution for relationship management and scoring, for today’s focus on selfcare and mental wellness. It’s the first of its kind that tracks progress and efficiency, to build and manage better relationships, measure the moments that matter and eliminate stress. Download our free app from iOS or Google Play App Store, and for more information visit: www.karmascoreapp.com