3 ways to nurture yourself

Taking Care of You: 3 Ways to Nurture Yourself

In a world constantly bombarded with heavy news, feeling drained and disconnected is understandable. While the headlines might be dark, there's still so much power in taking a break and focusing on yourself. Here are our 3 ways we love to nurture ourselves and practice self care.

1. Give Yourself a Break from Social Media

Sometimes, it's good to block the online hustle, and reconnect with yourself. 

Unplug for a While: Switch off those notifications, close those apps, and step away from the screen for a bit. You'll be amazed at how much lighter you might feel without the constant buzz of social media.

Focus on Real Connections: Instead of scrolling through feeds filled with filtered photos and perfect captions, why not reach out to someone you trust? Share a cup of coffee with a friend, have a heart-to-heart chat with a loved one, or simply enjoy some quality time together. Real connections can be incredibly healing.

2. Surround Yourself with Nature's Comfort

Speaking of feeling good, nature is a real champion at that. There's something so calming about being outdoors, even when the world feels a bit crazy. 

Take a Walk Outside: Step outside and let nature work its wonders. Whether it's a stroll through the park, a hike in the woods, or simply stepping outside to pop your bare feet on the earth, being in nature can provide a sense of peace and renewal.

Find Beauty in the Little Things: Take a moment to appreciate the beauty that surrounds you – the vibrant colors of a flower, the gentle rustle of leaves in the wind, the warmth of the sun on your face. Even the little things can be a big mood booster.

3. Lean on the Love of Others

You don't have to go through this alone, my friend. Remember, you are surrounded by people who care about you deeply, people who want to support you and lift you up, especially during times like these.

Reach Out for Support: Don't be afraid to lean on your loved ones for support. Whether it's a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, or a comforting hug, allow yourself to accept the love and care that others are offering you.

Share Your Feelings: Sometimes, just talking about what you're going through can make all the difference. So, don't hesitate to open up and share your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust. You might be surprised at how much better you feel afterward.

Self-care isn't selfish – it's necessary. Just like you nurture your plants, take the time to nurture yourself with light, nutrition, and hydration. Be gentle with yourself, give yourself the time and space you need.

For confidential mental health support, reach out to Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

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