Nowadays, self-care is more important than ever. Self-care tools, therefore, are essential. Do you often feel overwhelmed, mentally exhausted, or perhaps depressed? You aren’t alone. Many of us are prone to low mood and stress. Depression is the leading cause of disability, and 18% of adults report significant levels of anxiety.
Fortunately, there are many simple self-care tools you can use to improve your quality of life and day-to-day wellbeing. Taking a proactive approach to self-care will build your resilience and leave you feeling prepared for life’s challenges.
8 Self-Care Tools To Help You Stay Calm Right Now
Here are just a few tools to get you started:
Get support from a licensed therapist in your area. You can do it from the comfort of your own home, through the app, text or video call. There’s even a Coronavirus Anxiety Management program.
Happiness Through Self-Care Tools Bundle
Get instant access to this workbook. It’s wonderful to help you declutter your mind and take care of you.
This incredible program by my friend and hypnotherapist Dr.Steve G Jones is going to
- Train your brain for happiness.
- Help you create positive thought habits
- Manage your stress effortlessly
- Assist you to enjoy mental clarity and stay laser-focused the whole day
- Give you untangle your mind and feel instantly relaxed
Back & Neck Massager
I use a back and neck massager frequently as it’s usually the only way to disperse the pain I get in my muscles. Doing this is a great way to ease tension in your muscles and Shiatsu massage has been known for centuries to be beneficial to your health.
The folks over at DreamLife have lots of free self-hypnosis tracks that work really well. I’m currently going through the Overflowing Wealth program and I’m loving it. It’s such a wonderful way to learn and train your brain!
Sometimes, just taking a few deep breaths can be enough to help you feel better. The Breathe2Relax app guides you through quick, effective breathing exercises that will reduce your stress levels within minutes.
A traditional journal
SAMPLE WEEKLY JOURNAL:
If you would rather put pen to paper than use an app, buy yourself a guided journal and pen. Set aside ten minutes for journaling every day, allowing yourself to write about whatever comes to mind.
Getting your thoughts onto paper can help you reframe a situation and devise new solutions. It gives you a means of processing overwhelming experiences and can improve your emotional resilience.
Yoga is a safe, effective form of exercise that can reduce your stress levels after just one session. This app will help you get started with its vast library of poses and simple instructions. Along with yoga classes, you can also relax with guided meditation tracks. You can download classes to play offline.
Guest Post Created By:
Clara is an entrepreneur and content marketer. In a former life, as a corporate business executive, she relied on yoga, reflexology and other alternative practices to fight stress, anxiety and find balance. At Massageaholic.com she’s on a mission to bring massage therapy closer to those who want to live a balanced, healthy life, connecting body, mind and spirit.