Lets Talk about Self Care
Let’s Talk About Self Care
Self Care comes in hundreds of different forms and is necessary in everyday life. Especially when we may be dealing extra burdens or issues. Our focus is going to be on dealing with Depression and Anxiety for this article. Oftentimes, these struggles leave us feeling like no one knows what we’re going through. But that is simply not the case. According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders affect more than 40 million adults in the United States every year. That is nearly 20% of the population. So when we say you are not alone, we’re not lying.
On a positive note, Anxiety Disorders are very treatable. Yet only 37% of people seek the help that they need. The difficult part is that Anxiety disorders and depression are unique to each and every person. And, in turn, the treatment for these disorders has to be equally unique.
If you are really struggling, we always suggest that you reach out to a medical professional. We are not medical professionals. We are simply people who have and do struggle with anxiety and depression and want to offer advice where we can.
If you’re interested in how crystals can help calm the energy in your home or space, we can help with that. Head on over to the store and pick up some Rose Quartz, Jade, Emerald, Black Amber or Amethyst. All of these have calming properties ad can help you with your anxiety. Pick some up today.
As stated above, not all of our self care tips will work for everyone. And that is okay. Healing is a journey, not a race. Take your healing one day at a time and do what works best for you.
Tip Number One:
Reach out for help. There are people who love you and want to see you succeed. The best way to end the stigma around Anxiety Disorders is to simply talk about it. If you’re feeling down and alone, call or text someone. The simple act of talking to another person about how you’re feeling is often enough to make you feel less alone. If you don’t have anyone to reach out to, call our Hotline at 1-808-400-1124 extension 11213.
Tip Number Two:
Take a day for yourself. There is nothing wrong with putting aside your responsibilities for a few hours and taking time to focus on you. Do something you enjoy like take a bath, go for a walk, paint or create some art, read your favorite book. Whatever it is, make time for it. You will feel re-energized and more calm. It is important to get back in touch with yourself.
Tip Number Three:
Eat right and get a little bit of exercise. It can be difficult to eat healthy and exercise, especially for busy individuals. But small lifestyle changes can make a big difference in the way you feel. Even if you are able to get out and walk your dog once or twice a week. Or substitute a salad and some vegetables for dinner one night a week. You will begin to feel better, and, in turn, your mental health will follow.
We really hope that these tips benefited you in some way. And remember, we are not medical professionals. If you are really struggling, please talk to a therapist or psychiatrist. They are licensed to help you. We love you all. Remember to reach out to us whenever you need.