We’ve all felt the far-reaching impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, let’s take time out to nurture ourselves - body, mind, and soul.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, physically, mentally, and emotionally. So as we enter a new year, it’s important to find new ways of taking care of ourselves – and to prioritize our wellbeing. For 2022, self-care is more than just a buzzword; it’s an uplifting strategy that we should adopt as high priority.
What is Self-Care?
Self-care is literally, taking care of yourself. The aim is to take time out to nurture your physical, mental, and emotional health. You can practice self-care by eating a nutritious meal, taking a warm bath, watching your favorite movie, or hiking a nature trail. There are no rules, you simply do whatever makes you feel happy or relaxed.
What is Emotional Wellness?
Emotional wellness refers to your ability to handle stress, change, and difficult times in life. Anything that helps you manage your emotions – whether stress, anxiety, or depression – promotes emotional wellness. You might introduce mood-boosting herbal supplements to your regimen or start taking regular walks among nature.
How to Care for Your Emotional Health in 2022
When you’re emotionally healthy, you’re better able to cope with the stresses of everyday life. You feel empowered, positive, and productive. You also notice improved physical health, such as a healthier weight, lower blood pressure, and reduced risk of heart disease.
Try these tips for emotional wellness:
- Be aware of your emotions and how you react to them
- Express your feelings by talking to someone you trust
- Find a healthy work/life balance and make time for things you enjoy
- Surround yourself with positive people who uplift you
- Get outdoors! Nature is proven to increase positive emotions