Oh, what a wild week this has been. If you’re like us, all the tension and chaos that’s come with the US elections and global pandemic has been hard on your body and mind. Your shoulders and back might feel stiffer, your head might feel foggier, and your heart might beat faster.
Because this week (and this year!) has taken such a toll on our physical and mental health, we want to encourage you this weekend, and moving forward, to be extra good to yourself. Here are some ideas to get you started on a path toward more TLC (and less anxiety).
Do a 10-minute guided meditation (we like this one and this one). Let your mind drift away from all the stress and take yourself to a quiet, peaceful place.
Take deep breaths. Place your right hand over your heart and left hand on your stomach and take three deep breaths in … and out. On your next round of three breaths repeat this affirmation by Louise Hay with each breath: “I am safe. All is well.” Continue for a couple of minutes.
Be kind to your mind. Your mind is processing more than usual right now. Listen to last week’s episode of our new EveryDay Happy Show podcast for 5 ways to be kind to your mind.
Take a long walk by yourself. Take 20-minutes to yourself and get outside to move your body and clear your head. Hit up a local trail in your town, and soak up all the fall colors and nature sounds. Let go of any negative thoughts and focus on the beauty of your surroundings.
So much has been going on. Take it easy and be extra good to yourself right now.
Sending you love and calm.
Emily & The Savvy Team
P.S. This week on the EveryDay Happy Show podcast, I’m talking with author Christine Arylo about her new book Overwhelmed and Over It. Are you overwhelmed and over it? I hear you! That’s why I’m excited to share with you my conversation with Christine and simple ways you can go from feeling burnt out and like you can never get it all done, to being energized, calm, and fulfilled.
This episode is packed with so many takeaways — I can’t wait for you to hear it.
Quote du jour
“No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”
— Louise L. Hay
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