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Self Care Is Important, But So Is Letting Go of Control

 

Self care might seem like an indulgence that could take time away from getting things done, but taking the time to care for yourself actually helps you get more done and even do it better. The key to successfully caring for yourself and letting go of control in the process is learning what self care really means, why it’s important, and how you can incorporate it into your life without giving up your responsibilities or personal goals. Here are some tips to help you let go of control and gain more self-care skills at the same time.

 

The Benefits Of Letting Go

Trying to take care of everyone and everything can leave you feeling out of control. We know that taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical health, but it can be easy to ignore the signs and refuse help in favor. What’s the point in trying to get help if you’re too busy trying to figure out how everyone else should live their lives? It’s important to remember that not everything needs our attention all the time.

 

The Challenges Of Learning To Relax

Nourishing your mental health can be a challenge. If you are constantly putting pressure on yourself to get everything done and need a lot of control in your life, it may be difficult to learn how to relax. Here are some steps you can take: – Find a quiet place. Take some deep breaths. Focus on what is around you rather than what needs to get done or what could go wrong in the future.

 

Give Yourself Permission To Relax

Everyone deserves a break now and then. We all have different things that we enjoy doing to help us unwind, be it reading a book or taking a nap. Give yourself permission to take time for yourself every once in awhile. Make time for what you need mentally as well as physically—it will improve your mental health!

 

Get Rid Of Should From Your Vocabulary

Shoulds are all over the place. They trigger a lot of guilt for those who don’t live up to them. The more shoulds in your life, the worse you’re going to feel when you can’t live up to them. You don’t have to eliminate this word from your vocabulary completely; just try not using it on yourself as much.

 

Try Something New

One self-care suggestion is to try something new. Whether you want to learn a new skill or go on an adventure, there are many things that you can do just for yourself. This doesn’t mean that you have to let go of all control though. You can make the decision beforehand and research it, then go into it knowing what to expect so that you will feel prepared.

 

Exercise Makes Anxiety Worse?

When I go to the gym and work out, it usually feels like anxiety is getting worse afterwards. Instead of feeling relaxed or better after the gym, my adrenaline only spikes and I’m exhausted.

There could be a number of reasons why exercise makes anxiety worse – whether it’s because you’re not used to exercising at all and your body is in shock over the sudden change in routine or whether your mental health state just causes your body to react differently when you exercise. When that happens, even though you think running on a treadmill might help calm your nerves and make you feel better, it actually has the opposite effect for some people with anxiety.

 

Try Breathing Exercises

To help control your anxiety and release some stress, try these quick and easy breathing exercises.

1) Take a deep breath in through your nose and then slowly exhale through your mouth

2) As you inhale, think about the air filling up your lungs until they are completely full. When you exhale, allow all the air to come out of your lungs

3) Repeat this breathing pattern for 10-20 minutes

 

Remember, Only You Have Control Over Yourself

This might seem contradictory but only you have control over yourself. And the more you try to do what is best for others, the more pressure you put on yourself. It’s good to give your all but it’s also important to know when enough is enough. Make sure that self-care and letting go of control go hand in hand with one another so that you’re able to be everything for everyone without completely falling apart or losing yourself.

 

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