You’ve managed to launch your online hustle, and things are going well for you. However, you’ve realised that you’re working extra hard in the early stages to ensure you have a sustainable way of making an income. With the hard work comes burnout, and with burnout comes less time to indulge in self-care. This doesn’t always have to be arduous and a chore. Self-care should be for you to reconnect with the self, to boost your mental health and vitality. Below are a few inexpensive tips to help you indulge.
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I constantly affirm the practice of meditation. Meditation is a great way to quiet the mind and calm the nervous system, and with regular practice, it helps you see all angles and better manage situations. Meditation is free and can be done anywhere and in any way that suits you. Any activity can be turned into meditation as long as it allows you to connect with the self. Whichever way you choose to meditate, ensure to always stay in the present, breathe and allow yourself to let go. Personally, meditation has opened a doorway to my creative ideas and enables me to explore my subconscious limitations, heal and grow into myself. I love to accompany my meditation with incense which helps create a high vibrational space to get me there. My favourite scent is Oudh and Patchouli.
Take a bath
I used to hate having baths until I surrendered to the power of bath oils and salts. Having a bath is a great way to remove toxins and unplug from technology and the outside world. You can add your oil or salt blend to enhance the mood and calming benefits as you see fit. Light a lovely smelling candle (My favourite is Jardin De La Lune and Baies), put your phone away and relax.
One of the best ways to beat stress and burnout is to get active doing something you love. Working out doesn’t have to be insufferable and painful. You can get a sweat on with your loved ones or just go for a brisk walk in nature.
Read a book
Let the narrative of a book take you into the unknown for a while. Sometimes, our brains are constantly in overdrive to take in information, and we don’t seem to have the capacity to read for fun. It doesn’t matter whether the book has reviews, but merely it’s whether you connect with it and if it brings you joy. If you’re stuck on ideas for an easy read, check out my fiction series Mated Fortune below.
Until next time.