Wellness Wednesday: The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

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The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

Give yourself permission to practice self-care rituals that prioritize your own standards of happiness. In today’s busy, over-stimulated world, taking the time to slow down can often feel overly indulgent and unproductive, but it’s actually the opposite. Allowing yourself the time and space to rest and revive is one of the best ways to stimulate clarity and increase an overall sense of happiness.

Take moments to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally and spiritually. To make the most of your me-time, create a ritual of consistent practices—routine habits that are nourishing and motivating and can be realistically sustained.

To get you started, we’ve curated the ultimate self-care ritual, specially designed to soothe and improve. Plus, a few of our favorite products

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Wellness Wednesday: How Does CBD Affect The Immune System by Rachel Hudson

How Does CBD Affect The Immune System by Rachel Hudson

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In the past months, due to coronavirus pandemic, we are focused a lot on finding ways to boost our immune systems.  Among good products that exist on the market, there is one that is lately often mentioned as highly beneficial – CBD oil for the immune system.

The topic of immune health isn’t new. We often hear doctors and other experts tell us to exercise regularly and eat nutritious and balanced meals to ensure that our immune system is in good condition.

However, most of us don’t give much thought to the immune system when it functions adequately. But when the invader enters and makes us sick, we get the signal that there is a problem, and we start looking for ways to improve our defense system. Most of us grew up being told vitamin C, ginger, shark liver oil, etc. are excellent immune boosters. This is all true, but lately, a relatively new product draws a lot of attention – CBD oil for the immune system.

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Wellness Wednesday: Self Care Stretch [ Yoga Video ] by Helen Faliveno

This week, we’re experimenting with a new format for Wellness Wednesday Guest Posts: a Yoga Video. Here’s an easy stretch and breathe session, that anyone could follow along to at any time of the day.

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A Message From Miranda

Hello everyone, happy #WellnessWednesday! I know it’s a crazy time right now and in lieu of the regularly scheduled Wellness Wednesday Guest Post, I’d like to feature a post written by Miranda K Smith that she shared in one of our mutual Facebook groups. She has her own Facebook group called, Wake up Wellness! Also check out her TikTok and Instagram account @mirandakhealth. PS: This post took her an hour to write, so if you made it til the end drop some love in the comments!

Here’s Miranda’s post:

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Wellness Wednesday: Pilates: Strengthening from the Inside Out by Kat Spinnler

When I explain my job to people, I occasionally get a blank stare. “You teach Pilates? Never heard of it.” “It’s a bit like Yoga,” I say, to nods of recognition. “Only with more focus on the core and your posture.”While Yoga has been around for millennia, Pilates is a newer form of exercise, founded by a German physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, in the early to mid 20th century. But what is the focus of the technique and why should you do regular Pilates classes? 

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Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Beginners by Emelie Greenwood

Self-care is one of the many goals I have set in my life. I have a habit of constantly overworking myself and exhausting myself to the point where I can no longer function. So self-care has become a huge part of my life. So here are my tips for self-care (Plus a FREE Self-care checklist for download at the end). #19d55a9a

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all. 

Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on! 

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Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.

There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.

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Wellness Wednesday: 25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List by Kelly King

25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List

It feels out of your control and as each day passes, the stress of having so much to do becomes overwhelming. So, tasks get left, delayed and forgotten. But don’t beat yourself up over this because it’s not your fault. Procrastination is always a sign of another issue.

It’s a major reason people are unhappy. 

We can put off different things… starting a healthy diet, project work or calling someone. This has real life consequences as health, finances and relationships suffer.So below is a list of tips that you can cherry pick depending on what feels right for you.

Here are 25 ways to stop your procrastination:

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Wellness Wednesday: My Anxiety Story: Plus Some Coping Strategies by Blair Buchanan

My Anxiety Story: Plus Some Coping Strategies

Hi DIMES! I’ve been pretty MIA in the blogging and social media world recently. I needed to take a break from it all because I’ve been dealing with debilitating anxiety.

I’m not writing this post to have a pity party for myself or to get people to feel sorry for me.

I’m writing this post to share my story so that people who are going through it too can see that they’re not alone. Realizing I’m not alone has really helped me throughout my journey with anxiety.

So, buckle up and get cozy because were getting real deep here.

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