self-care

Quick Tips for Self-Care at Work

Quick Tips for Self-Care at Work

Today, we are featuring a guest post written by Brad Krause from Self Caring. This is an exciting collaboration, focused of promoting self-care and sharing education around how to incorporate it into your daily schedule at work. Who couldn’t use more self-care throughout the work day!?

How often do you take time for yourself each day? If you are like most people, the answer is that you may take an hour or two each weekend — if you don’t already have any other commitments. Self-neglect is a global epidemic that is leading to record levels of stress and dissatisfaction with life in general. The solution, however, is very simple. By incorporating a small amount of self-care into each day, you will do yourself a great service. Self-care can help to boost your mental well-being while supporting good physical health and even leading to a more successful work day and social life. Here are some easy ways to start practicing self-care.

Loving our Dark Side

Loving our Dark Side

Hello Warriors,

Today I want to talk about our dark sides. You know what I'm talking about, that side of you that you try to hide, pretend it's not there, don't dare show to other people. Ring any bells? This can run the gamut from hiding a bad habit or a specific part of our personality to repressing a traumatic past or an addiction we're struggling with, maybe ways we've hurt others. Either way, the issue here is that we refuse to put our guard down, allowing others to see us for who we truly are and sometimes, we actually hide these parts of ourselves so well that we don't even see them ourselves. 

So, why is this a bad thing? We all hide things from people and show them only the parts that we choose, right? While I think many people do this to some extent, the shame in hiding part of yourself is the message behind it. What you're telling yourself while hiding is that your entire being isn't worthy enough to be accepted or loved by others. The bigger meaning underlying hiding our dark side is the problem here. It ends up leading to shame and a cycle of lying to others and ourselves.

Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

Hello Beautiful Warriors,

Uh, the winter months, they sure can be tough to get through. Long, dark days, the cold, snow, ice, and the post-holidays slump. This has become even more true for me since moving to Iceland last year.

...as with many challenges in life, I have found some new ways of dealing with the dark winter months and am managing the symptoms now. The promise of longer days and spring coming doesn't hurt either! So, in case you're also struggling a bit, here are some tips that have helped me so far: