This week my coworkers and the majority of us have been feeling sick! It is crazy though how much of your mind has to do with it. Have you ever had one of those moments when you have completed your exams, or finished a project for work that you made sure you were 10000% attentive, and right after completing it you are immediately sick? Your body finally relaxes and knows that now you need to heal. Your mindset has the power to impact how soon and quickly you will recover.
During this time, I have made the effort to reflect on what I like to do when I’m needing some more “me” time. I realized that immediately I went to certain practices, things that I have learned from family, travel, friends, and what I personally like an individual. First I’ll start off with what I have been doing the past week, and then I’ll share some advice that I found from others around the world… What do different cultures and tribes practice when they need to rebuild strength, and healing?
ISA’S SELF RECOVERY TIPS
Get enough Zzz’s
Are you burn out? Be honest with yourself. More than just Quantity… how is the QUALITY of your sleep? Do you have a complete Pitch Black room? Is there a lot of Noise in your space? How are your pillows? Test out these ideas that I found from, “32 Solutions for When You Can't Sleep” written by: Laura Newcomer
Listen to some of your chill music, if you’re needing inspiration, check out my Spotify playlist, Fading Out
Sometime you just need to slow your thoughts and get out of your mind. Focus on some jams, and Breathe. Sound Therapy has been highly correlated to healthy thoughts which = Healthy Mind = Healthy Body = HAPPY FEELINGS..
Drink LOTS of Water, but even more importantly… Get your electrolytes!
Add some Flavors, have Fun. Add some Lemon, maybe warm up some water and make a Ginger Tea… Some of my friends have been experimenting with different oils… Lavender, Rose, Basil essential oils.. I haven’t gone TOOOO in depth with this, but I am curious to learn… Hmm… Ideas for my next researching craze.
Move your Body! (Walk, Stretch, Yoga, Slow and Steady wins the race)
It has taken me maybe a week and a half to feel completely “back” in strength and my running ability, but I remained consistent, walking when I felt able to, getting fresh air, and then STRETCHING. You don’t have to do anything Crazy, but laying on a couch isn’t always the best option (Unless you have fever or you feel dizzy! Take the time You need to rest, but avoid losing your routine of taking care of yourself. (I’m not a pro, but maybe you can relate?)
Call your Family, (whatever that may mean to you), and have a meaningful talk!
Maybe it’s just me, but I get extremely energized when I hear the voice of a loved one… Do you ever feel this way? Who do you share your crappy (excuse my french) emotions with? Who can you call and just Vent! We need to sometimes!
Journal. I have noticed that the majority of my cold’s and flu’s were caused by emotions that I haven’t reflected on. It really makes a difference when I make an effort to just write freely, and look at a situation from a different perspective.
Some options can be to write what you’re grateful for, write about your values and priorities to recalibrate or write about an event that happened and the story you have made about it.
YOUR WORDS ARE POWERFUL! I can’t say this enough! If you know me, I may sound like a broken record at this point, but I really believe that your words Create the Future. So constantly putting yourself down, or being upset is going to take you NOWHERE… Probably only down. Be optimistic! “I AM GETTING BETTER! I AM STRONG. I AM LISTENING TO MY BODY. I AM TAKING THE TIME I NEED TO HEAL.” This is a challenge that is unfortunate, but maybe it was needed for a bigger reason! Maybe you need to see what you are doing in your life from a different perspective.
What do you do when you’re feeling off? Do you listen to your body? Do you continue pushing through?
Got some extra time? Keep reading.
The Calming Ritual of Matcha Tea:
Current Songs to Calm the Mind:
Diamond Girl - David Jach & Sonntagskind Remix by Beatamines
HISTORY OF RITUALS
Check out this short video created by The School of Life… they go into greater depth on the importance and history of rituals… Great group of people that focus on teaching young generations more about emotional intelligence and self-understanding.