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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.

Santosha | How Contentment Can Radically Change Our Lives

Santosha | How Contentment Can Radically Change Our Lives

Welcome back to the yamas and niyamas series after a little break. We're moving right along, and this week Santosha is up. Santosha means contentment in Sanskrit and asks us to take refuge within a calm center. 

In order to practice contentment, we have to move towards opening our heart to gratitude for what we have in this current moment. We are asked to be thankful and practice not seeking.

Ahimsa | Living in Non-Violence

Ahimsa | Living in Non-Violence

Hello Spiritual Warriors,

Welcome to the first post in a series all about the yamas and niyamas, two of the eight limbs of yoga. I'm so excited to get this kicked off! If you haven't seen the introduction post, I would start there so you know what this series will be all about and the book I'll be following to guide these posts.

The first tenet in the yamas is Ahimsa, or non-violence. This is probably my favorite one out of all ten, so it's exciting that we're starting here. Let's begin with a definition: Ahimsa can be thought of living in a non-violent, peaceful, and compassionate way. This includes other beings, as well as animals, the earth, and even ourselves. Ahimsa asks us to "step lightly, do no harm, and to honor the relationship we have with the earth, with each other, and with ourselves" (taken from our text, The Yamas & Niyamas by Deborah Adele). That sounds lovely, right? Let's unpack it a bit, though, to better understand how a life like this is possible.

The Power of Doing Things Now

The Power of Doing Things Now

Hello Beautiful Souls,

How many of you are guilty of putting things off, saying oh, I'll do that later? I certainly am! Just pushing things aside, saying we can do it tomorrow, is super easy to do, but what affect does that have on our tomorrow? Honestly, I've found that putting things off just continues to build and build until I've put off a million things for a month (sometimes more), and now I have a huge problem to deal with. 

The bigger issue here, aside from there being a messy house or some dirty dishes, is that this can easily lead to us putting off our dreams and aspirations. For me, blogging fell into this category for awhile. The work I thought I would need to put into it and the fear of others reading my thoughts and words allowed me to keep putting off writing, until I realized I wasn't doing something that could have tremendous benefit.