Life has been chaotic, to say the least.
The COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter Movement sparked by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the recent shooting of Jacob Taylor, in addition to an ongoing presidential election and a recent spike in unemployment has left a psychological effect on all of us. Recent events have been overwhelming, to say the least.
With everything that’s been happening lately, it’s imperative to dedicate time to evaluate yourself and the toll recent events have had on you, in addition to taking some to relax, regroup and rejuvenate.
Get back on track with a self-care day.
What is a self-care day?
A self-care day is a designated day geared towards taking care of the mind, body, and spirit. A day filled with self-care activities based on an individual’s specific needs, stressors, and hobbies.
How you plan your self-care day is up to you.
Self- care days can be as informal or formal as you prefer.
My 7 Step Guide to A Successful Self-Care Day:
1. Log out
We ingest so many things everyday on social media subconsciously and consciously that impact our decision-making skills, values, habits, norms, etc. Social media impacts our psyche and mental health more than we realize. The constant updates, traumatizing, and triggering videos are detrimental to our minds.
Give your mind a break.
Stay off social media for a day. Log out.
If you can’t withstand social media for a day, do some deep evaluation and determine why it’s so challenging for you? Why do you constantly need to be connected and informed?
2. Turn off electronics
Electronic devices are distractions. Cell phones, specifically, have taken over the world. We miss so many meaningful moments and opportunities because we’re glued to our phones or miss the moment trying to capture it with our phones.
How much time do you spend on your phone a day?
If you have an iPhone, look at your Screen Time. Where do you spend most of your time?
Take some time for yourself.
Turn your phone or electronics off. If you can't turn them off, put them Silent or Do Not Disturb.
Allow yourself to be free from all distractions.
3. Get a full tank
You can’t operate on an empty tank, well you shouldn’t. Take care of your physical health, as well as your mental health.
Since it’s self-care day, treat yourself.
What’s your favorite meal, snack, or dessert?
Get it. You deserve it.