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Ten Self-Care Tips from San Diego Wealth

When many of us are challenged, we tend to dive straight into meeting the challenge, often times at the neglect of our own well-being.

Today, all of us are challenged with the COVID-19 virus pandemic threat, being self-quarantined and affected by the decline of the markets and the economy. At best, some of us have an ongoing and lingering sense of anxiety. At worst, some are gripped in a matrix of fear.

Whatever your level of challenge, you need your strength and emotional reserves for the long haul, not just for a few weeks or so.

Here are 10 great tips you can employ immediately and use on a regular basis to relieve the stresses of our times:

  1. Take a walk. Every day, at least once, but ideally 2-3 times. Just do it! It can be as short as 10 minutes, but do it and do it consistently.
  2. Call a friend. Your connection to others is a critical part of your human experience. Take advantage of technology, be it voice, video or the written word and connect!
  3. Give thanks. Gratitude is one of the highest vibrational emotions and thoughts. It will life your spirits and your own frequency, while boosting your immune system too!
  4. Drink water. Ensuring you are fully hydrated supports every part of your physical and mental well-being which can be significantly compromised by stress and anxiety.
  5. Take a break. Sitting at a desk for more than an hour at a time is far too sedentary an activity for anyone. Give your body, your eyes and your brain a rest from the computer or laptop. Stop. Take a walk. Meditate. Do anything to disconnect.
  6. Listen to soothing music. A supporting sound for your mind and soul will do wonders as part of your daily or evening routine.
  7. Tell a joke. Humor and laughter are great medicine when shared with others. Lighten it up a bit and let it go!
  8. Write in a journal. A great routine is writing down your thoughts and emotions from the day which can help lessen the impact they have on us.
  9. Human touch. When possible, at least with those family members under the same roof with you, keep the human connection through holding hands and a hug.
  10. Turn off the news. Get your update for the day and then disconnect. Don’t obsess over what you can’t control. 

Consider this: It's not the problem that typically causes our suffering; it's our reaction to the problem that causes our suffering. The reaction we can control. Something to ponder and consider. :-)

Stay safe. Take good care. Remain diligently hopeful.