Consider these Self-Care Initiatives to Promote Wellness
The practical benefits of assistive mobility devices and the independence they provide are numerous. And, when it comes to building empowerment and confidence, Joe Fleming of Vive Health advises that self-care practices can be meaningful and transforming. The following four practices can bolster confidence and help improve your health.
Soothe Your Senses
Engage all the senses in a daily care routine that helps you focus on your physical and mental wellbeing. Self-soothing techniques have essential benefits like alleviating pain, reducing stress levels, and boosting overall mood. Even when you have symptoms of back pain that may linked to tension, try simple activities such as:
Drink Water Throughout the Day
According to Mr. Fleming, staying hydrated is an "ultimate act of self-care that can often go under the radar." Drinking water regularly not only promotes alertness and a healthy blood pressure, but it helps you maintain a healthy weight, fight fatigue, and flush unwanted bacteria from the kidneys and bladder.
To ensure you stay hydrated, here are some tips.
Declutter Your Environment
Clutter can also be a manifestation of stress, anxieties, and burdens that may weigh on you. says Mr. Fleming. "Relieving yourself of things you no longer use and that do not bring you joy can be a first step in creating a space that reflects your own self-love."
Getting rid of clutter and freeing up the spaces in which you spend the most amount of time helps to relieve stress and can foster a more meaningful living environment. Consider eliminating unused furniture and larger items that you don't use. You can donate them to a charity or selling them for a little cash. Also consider getting rid of clothes and shoes you don't wear, as well as old papers, magazines and books that have piled up over the years.
Ensure your space is free of excess items and clutter that may hinder your ability to easily move around with a mobility chair and/or assistive equipment. This also contributes to your safety.
Help Others, Help Yourself
Self-care can be found in being selfless. Being able to give back and impact the life of someone else in a positive way is rewarding and fulfilling. Some ideas include:
These are just a few examples of the many ways to give back. In summary, self care is a practice of lifting up yourself (and others), realizing your potential and purpose in the world, and focusing love and grace on yourself.
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