Growth is a process. You need to have patience with most things if you want to get something out of them. You can’t rush art. You need to learn how to take little steps of self-improvement and self-care, one day at a time.
Read ahead for some ways you can keep your mind and body well maintained.
Catching a glimpse of our physical selves in a mirror may sometimes feel horrifying. Upon examining our bodies, we fall into a deep disappointment of what we see: disproportionate body shapes, acne breakouts, but most of all, a draining familiarity of having to keep up with ourselves for the rest of our lives.
Feed the body with positivity, and it will glow on the outside.
Have a Balanced Diet
A common strategy implemented in Buddhism is to find balance; Buddhists consider it an essential key to stability. A balanced diet does not necessarily require fasting, but to understand how to manage your consumption with balance.
Feel free to consume; allow that bowl of supplements to give your body the nutrients it needs. Let the silver spoon hold the moderation of your vitamin intake. Remember, have self-control.
There’s nothing wrong with securing yourself. Through career advice, relationships, and especially health problems, you can always ask for help.
Seek advice. Talk to someone. Have a check-up with a doctor every month or so.
The body cannot build and grow from just laying around, hoping for transformations. Get up, put your favorite record on, and move your body. Whether it’s dancing, jogging, or working out, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is the sweat and work you go through in the process.
The Mind & Soul
Self-care starts from the inside. Our mental and emotional well-being is what matters most. This is where we keep all of our worries and thoughts.
Our physical condition relies on the emotional state of our souls. Our bodies reflect what’s happening inside us. It needs affection – the absolute requirement for rest and understanding.
Declutter Your Thoughts
Take time to breathe, get comfortable, and rejuvenate. Practice self-meditation. Destress with calming apps like Headspace. Pull the lifeless weeds out of your mind, and start planting blossoming flowers.
Unplug From Technology
Instead of going on a social platform to broadcast your problems, why not sit down and give yourself some time for self-awareness? Grab an old notebook, take a deep breath, and write. Journal all your worries with heartfelt entries.
Put down your phone and write. It’s the best way to free your mind.
The mind and the body are lovers; they always have been. They need to work together. You need to work together. Never doubt, never fray, and never lose hope for yourself. Remember that things take time.
You only have one body and mind. There is only one you. So, learn to take care of it. This is the canvas of investing in yourself. And learning to love yourself is the art.