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Hi Greatist readers,
Happy Monday! It’s Minaa B., and I’m back to check in with you as we explore the topic of self-care. Last week was all about emotional self-care. How did you feel doing the daily emotional check-in with yourself? I encourage you to continue to commit to this practice.
This week is all about physical self-care, because our bodies need love and healing too!
One of the greatest analogies I ever heard about the mind-body-spirit connection is learning to look at the body and recognize that if you break your wrist, it affects the way your arm functions. In the same way, if you broke your foot, it would affect the way your leg functions. This is because the body is one, and if one part is hurting, the other part will ache.
So, what is your body telling you and how are you tending to its needs?
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Where do I feel the most tension in my body?
- What part of my body do I find aches the most?
- When I’m feeling heavy emotions, how does my body respond to those feelings?
And for the physical component this week, I’m going to ask you to commit to this one simple practice (if you are able to): Take a deep breath and stretch.
Consider this your weekly motivation as well as your weekly guide for sustaining your health, and then tune in next Monday as I talk about intellectual and spiritual self-care!