Stress

Warm and Cozy Self-Care Ideas for Winter

While the initial chill in the air is a thrilling and welcome experience, winter can quickly have you feeling like you’re living in a frigid wasteland. It’s cold, it’d dark, and all you want to do is eat and hibernate.

That’s the dream, right? Sign me up for hibernating!

The struggle of the winter months is just too real. Yeah, sure, the holiday spirit is in the air (there are a lot of holidays in the winter, maybe too many), but so is the flu and other viruses.

The absence of warmth and light combined with the 3 month sniffle that just won’t go away can lead to some serious bouts of seasonal depression.

Self-care during the winter months is crucial!

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How To Raise Your Vibration and Get Yourself Out Of A Funk

As a highly sensitive person and empath, my emotions can get overwhelming fast. And often, the change in moods can creep up on me.

You ever have those feels?

Over the past six or so months, I’ve mostly stayed in a place of peaceful and positive vibes. Really, I’ve been in a great place emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Everything has been absolutely fantastic.

But then recently I’ve found myself in a funk.

Total downward spiral, actually.

I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. And everything just felt like too much. I’ve spent weeks just sitting around my house and binge watching Netflix.

But, since I’ve spent a lifetime battling extreme highs and lows when it comes to my emotional state, I’ve learned quite a few tricks to get myself out of a funk.

So here are some of my favorite ways to raise my vibration (or rather, raise my frequency), get

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The Five Different Types of Self-Care

Every day it seems like more and more people are realizing (and talking about) the importance of taking time for themselves.

So, with the overabundance of information out there, I'm sure you already know and understand the importance of finding time to de-stress. I'm positive that at some point, you've come across and read several articles about practicing self-care.

Making sure you take time to relax and recharge is so important. But it's also important to have balance in your self-care routine. You need to practice the right kind of self-care. 

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An Introverts Guide to Self-Care

If you've been hanging around for any length of time, you've probably gathered by now that I'm an introvert. 

And not a subtle introvert, I'm practically a borderline hermit.

I'm not ashamed of that. It's who I am. And even though I haven't always been confident in my skin, I've grown to see my introversion as one of my strengths.

But, it's no secret that there are some struggles that come along with being an introvert. I've found that it can be hard to find time for self-care, even though I do spend a good bit of time at home recharging.

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The Benefits of Having a Do Nothing Day

I love vacations.

But doesn't everyone?

They're kinda the best thing ever. And usually the very first day I'm back at work after a vacation, I'm already daydreaming and waiting for the next one.

And that's because, if I don't plan a vacation for myself, I usually end up running myself ragged with work and chores. Every weekend or random day off gets filled up with chores and errands and being an adult.

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Quick and Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care

It's really hard to find time for yourself.

Practicing self-care sometimes gets a bad rep as being selfish. So, at least for me, it ends up getting pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. Everything else comes first.

And even though I do my best to keep my days empty and slow, sometimes my schedule gets away from me.

Busy can creep up on you out of nowhere.

And on those busy days it is so difficult to put down the to-do list and do something just for me. The end of the to-do list never comes, and I end up in bed, exhausted, and well on my way to being sick.

©2019 LunanimaFox

Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care at Work

Work is stressful.

That's a sad fact of life.

Even at the most chill jobs, there can still be some stressful times. There will always be long days that leave you exhausted and wanting to curl up on the couch and binge Netflix for 13 hours.

I may have a little experience in that... 

We all have those days. When work gets tough, I usually wait until I get home and then I spend some time practicing self-care with a few of my favorite ways to unwind.

But what if I can't wait to get home?

©2019 LunanimaFox

The Unexpected Side Effects of Minimalism

When I started pursuing minimalism a few years ago, I had some ideas of what I thought it would do to my life. I had done my research.

I'd spent weeks pouring over pictures of beautifully white and bare homes. Everything was so clean, so bright. That's what my life was going to look like. Minimalism, I thought, was the magic pill that would turn my home into a magazine spread.

©2019 LunanimaFox