Self-care is often thought of as an aftermath. It’s thought of as a reward for hard work or getting through a tough time. It should be seen , however, as a prerequisite for mental health and well-being.
There is still a huge stigma attached to mental health. But in honor of Mental Health Awareness month,I’m giving you permission to check-in with yourself and attend to your mental and emotional needs. There’s no shame, only gains!
We often spend our time rewinding to the past or fast-forwarding to the future. Today, Karelle will lead you through a grounding exercise called 5-4-3-2-1 to help you play the moments.
Too often, we are focused on where we need to go and forget where we are now. Although setting goals and envisioning our future gives us a path to follow, fully being where our feet are is what allows us to embrace our pace.
Have you ever tried to practice mindfulness? Let me guess, you sat or laid on the floor, closed your eyes and attempted to achieve a blank mind? After 20 minutes of trying, you thought “I can’t do this” and decided that mindfulness just wasn’t for you!