Tag: Self-Care

It's important to practice self-care when you're moving to have the energy and sanity to cope. Here are a few self-care ideas for moving house.

3 Ways To Practice Self-Care During A House Move

Moving is stressful. If you have ever moved home yourself, you don't need us to tell you that. Still, there are ways to minimize the stress you might feel. This article will give you a brief run-down on three ways to practice self-care while you are moving! Seek as much help as you can, enlisting...Keep Reading
Mental health is an important aspect of overall health. So, we’ll show you that you should have zero shame when addressing your mental health!

How to Address Mental Health Without Shame

Mental health is an important aspect of overall health. So, we’ll show you that you should have zero shame when addressing your mental health! Many seem to suggest that the world is getting worse and worse due to the current political climate and the potential toxicity of social media. However, to think that everything is...Keep Reading
The practice of gratitude and law of attraction are powerful. I see gratitude as a way of shifting into a future version of ourselves - one we dream about.

The Power of Gratitude & The Law Of Attraction

Happy National Gratitude Month! The practice of gratitude is incredibly powerful. It’s something that I teach my patients about on their very first visit and continues to remind them of in the future. Further, I see gratitude as a way of shifting into a future version of ourselves - a version we often dream about. You...Keep Reading
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How Yoga Can Raise Your Motivation and Productivity

On average, we spend 8 hours at work, sometimes doing overtime. Then, we come home and continue with our routine, cooking dinner, doing homework with kids, and continue being in the loop.  With so much going on, we have less and less time to take care of ourselves. In fact, the work-home loop starts looking...Keep Reading
How to Reduce Stress: 4 Natural Stress Relief Options

How to Reduce Stress | 4 Natural Stress Relief Options

Everyone experiences stress. Taking steps to manage it is the key to a happier and healthier life. After all, research has shown that stress can manifest as physical and/or mental health conditions, as well as changes in your mood and behavioral patterns. While it’s impossible to eliminate stressful feelings entirely, there are ways to keep...Keep Reading
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7 Ways To Practice Self-Care This Summer

It’s important to practice self-care year-round. But we all know life happens, and keeping up on our well-being can become less of a priority.   With fewer distractions, warmer weather, and more sunny days, summer is the best time to take a step back, break from your routine, and focus on yourself. Here are seven...Keep Reading
How Going Offline for 10 Days Healed My Anxiety

How Going Offline for 10 Days Healed My Anxiety

The first thought before going to bed is to check social media networks and news websites. This is the very first thought in the morning. Does it sound familiar? Hectic life in combination with toxic feelings (sadness, anger, fear) that we consume from the online world leads to the feelings of total confusion, stress, and...Keep Reading
A Self-Care Necessity | My Morning Routine + Smile Brilliant Giveaway

A Self-Care Necessity | My Morning Routine + Smile Brilliant Giveaway

I do not know about you, but my morning routine is essential to get my day started. I am a type A person, so I like to have a routine which I keep the same. Because I love, even need, to be so organized, I would consider my morning routine a self-care necessity. When I...Keep Reading

Ways to Free Yourself from the Traditional Working World

Everyone believes that they have to follow a given path to be happy, secure, and well set up in their golden years. In a nutshell, people often think that they need to get into a good college, choose a major with a stable job outlook, then find employment immediately after graduation. The fact of the...Keep Reading

10 Way to Care for Yourself This Winter | Winter Self-Care

In the winter it can be very difficult to motivate yourself and to practice self-care. The dreary and cold weather has a negative effect on many people. If you are anything like me, the cold winter season can plummet your enjoyment and leave you very physically uncomfortable. Does any of this seem familiar to you?...Keep Reading

The Best Way To Bullet Journal For Mental Well-being And Self-Care

Are you getting into bullet journaling and are trying to figure out how to incorporate mental well-being or self-care into your journal? It is so so easy to add mental health into your bullet journal. Here is a brief breakdown of the bullet journal planning method, several ways to incorporate mental well-being and self-care into...Keep Reading

5 Quick Self-Care Strategies For College Students

College life is a mixture of fun, hardship, trouble, and anything in between. Many adventures can take place in the span of years you spent on the tertiary level. Moreover, although you can huddle over these things, you should still not miss the part where you have to take care of yourself. Any college student...Keep Reading

How to Feel Good About Your Body

This post was written by Sasha Most of us have something that we don’t like about ourselves, which can greatly affect our self-esteem. This can lead to us feeling more insecure, depressed, self-conscious and impact our overall quality of life. Changing the way we see ourselves takes time, but it can be done. Here are...Keep Reading

How To Find Time For Your Beauty Rituals

Every working woman knows it’s impossible to have it all: a fulfilling career, a tidy home, good sleeping routine, social life, and flawless looks. It gets even harder when there are little ones in the picture. But it’s possible to have nearly all – if you’re being smart with your time and value good organization....Keep Reading

4 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

No matter what people may say, the truth is that the majority of both ladies and gentlemen struggle with low self-confidence levels that can occur for a wide range of reasons. If you’re one of them, too, be sure to keep on reading because we have some amazing tips on how to boost your self-confidence...Keep Reading

Is Retail Therapy Legitimate Self-Care? + $100 Gift Code

Have you ever heard of retail therapy? It's not a legitimate therapy, but retail therapy is the act of shopping to make you feel good. This post is meant to spark discussion on whether or not retail therapy can be considered a legitimate form of self-care. Additionally, If you read to the end you will...Keep Reading

3 Ways to Use Art to Reconnect with Yourself

Reconnecting with ourselves is not always easy. For someone, it can mean solitude and listening to your inner needs and desires. For other ones, it means expressing your creativity. If you have troubles understand and finding yourself, art therapy can help you explore your inner world. The visual arts have the power to obtain access...Keep Reading

How Solo Travel Will Help You Fall In Love with Yourself

Who doesn’t love to travel to exotic places where you can see, feel, and eat beauty all the time. It is at these places that a person feels most alive. The soul calms down, and the body releases all the stress that it had absorbed over the time. It is simply something that everyone wants...Keep Reading
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7 Self-Care Tips for A Happier and Satisfying Version of You

Our lives will always have difficulties that others may never understand. We should never forget that even though others may want to reach out to us and help us, the only person who can ever care more about you is yourself: self-care. To take care of ourselves, we have to know what it is we...Keep Reading

101 Ways to Practice Self-Care

It can sometimes be easy to forget about self-care. One of the most common excuses is that you don't want to do the generic bath or meditation, so self-care isn't for you. But that is wrong. Self-care encompasses such a variety of activities! Here are 101 different ways to practice self-care. Fun & Leisure for...Keep Reading

How Travel Can Benefit Our Mental Health

Health is associated with many things. To maintain good health, one must eat good nutritious food, exercise daily, sleep for 8 hours, and most importantly manage your stress. Although every idea is important to maintain good health, mental health is the key to live happy and healthy; you can only gain from a healthy mind....Keep Reading

Nurture Your Inner Beauty to Boost Your Self-Esteem

No matter what people may think, inner beauty is far more critical than what you physically see on the outside. This is the only truth people don’t seem to get. So, stay with us if you want to know how to nurture it and boost your self-esteem at the same time. Here are four useful...Keep Reading

Bullet Journal Layouts to Help Manage Your Mental Health

As you know, I am a huge proponent of self-care and mental health topics. I think that being aware and knowing how to take care of our mental health is hugely linked to other forms of well-being; however, are not taken as seriously as other forms of health. This post is an inspirational list of...Keep Reading

Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Mental Health

The quality of your sleep and your mental health are very closely connected. Most people believe that sleep deprivation only affects our physical health. But the fact is that it also severely affects our psychological state and mental health. Studies even show that those suffering from mental health issues are more likely to experience insomnia...Keep Reading

Brain Dump Layout Inspiration for Bullet Journals

Do you ever have a ton of random thoughts that you just need to get out? The brain or mind dump layouts are exactly what you need! Have you ever used a dump layout in your bullet journal? In this article, I will explain what a brain dump page is, how to get started, and...Keep Reading

The Ultimate Bullet Journal List Ideas + Examples

If you are into bullet journaling, chances are you are a list maker or want to be. I love lists so much that I created an entire notebook for my lists and collections. The vast amount of bullet journal lists and collections you can keep in your journal is amazing and sometimes overwhelming. This post...Keep Reading

3 Tips for Managing Stress for a Better Night’s Sleep

We all know how wonderful it feels when we get a great night’s sleep, we wake full of energy and ready to take on the world! Despite all of us knowing how good sleep is for us, it seems less of us are getting enough of the good stuff, and our health is suffering as...Keep Reading

How to Live An Empowered Life | 3 Empowering Tips

Living in a western society isn’t straightforward if you’re a woman, the system isn’t gamed in our favor. Guys get the chances and opportunities, and it reflects in the way men and woman view one another. We’ve all been caught in a spiral before, stuck in a rut with seemingly no way out, and it’s...Keep Reading

Self-Care Fundamentals You Can Enjoy Every Day

Self-care has become one of the most defining terms of the past five years. As more and more people have sought to reclaim their busy lives and center in on their health and well-being, self-care has risen to prominence in a way that has never been seen before. Here are some self-care fundamentals you can...Keep Reading

Get Stress-Free Living at Home With These Tips

You may not realize it, but the environment that you live in plays an awfully big part of your wellbeing too. If your home is an unpleasant, messy place to be in, then your mind is going to pan out that way too, and that's the last thing you want. So make sure that you...Keep Reading

Simple Ways to Look After Yourself Better | Simple Self-Care

Realistically, we need there to be at least 30 hours in a day. This twenty-four-hour thing just isn’t cutting it anymore. Life’s just too hectic. That sense of being overwhelmed is affecting one thing: our self-care. Here are a few simple self-care techniques you need. We’re just not looking after ourselves the way we ought...Keep Reading

Improve Your Sleep | Why You Do Not Sleep Well

Not getting a good night’s sleep can be extremely frustrating indeed. Waking up still exhausted won’t set your day off to a great start, and all that tiredness could follow you to the office. You will feel very fatigued throughout the whole day, and your concentration and productivity could be affected as a result. So,...Keep Reading

Create Your Own Self-Care Challenge | Self-Care Your Way

Do you see all of these self-care challenges on Pinterest but none of them seem to quite be what you need? Then this challenge is for you because you create it! This self-care challenge is a step-by-step guide to creating your own self-care challenge that fits your needs most. This post may contain affiliate links....Keep Reading

Embracing Self-Care Even When It’s Hard

There are many times in life when suddenly your ability to care for yourself goes out the window. In a flash, all of your learned habits become extremely difficult to uphold, and before you know it, you are letting yourself get behind with your own self-care. When this happens, however, it is best not to...Keep Reading
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Get A Bright Smile | Teeth Whitening for Self-Care

If you haven’t noticed it yet, I am a HUGE advocate for self-care! Self-care is much more than taking a walk, eating right, or a nice relaxing bath. Self-care involves taking care of yourself in a way that causes you to LOVE yourself and who you are. Walking or eating right can surely help this,...Keep Reading

4 Ways to Improve Your Self-Esteem

If you want to experience a happy and healthy life, then self-love isn’t just incredibly important, it is necessary. Of course, it can be difficult to practice self-love sometimes if you don’t see yourself in a positive way. While it is common for people to have low self-esteem, it isn’t okay. So, you should do...Keep Reading

Mental Health, Physical Health, and Your Home

We all know the importance of looking after ourselves both physically and mentally. When we are stressed, not eating well, and overworked we end up in a productivity slump. Feelings of sadness and generally feeling overwhelmed which is not a great way to live. It makes sense that the place we retreat to each day...Keep Reading

5 Self-Care Tools To Amplify Your Self-Care Regimen

Self-care is a big deal and should be taken seriously. If you are not going to invest in yourself and your happiness and fulfillment, then what will you invest in? The following products are great investments to help amplify your regular self-care regimen. Massage Tools Most people don’t have the money nor the time to...Keep Reading

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love

Self-Love is so good. Not only is it essential to feel comfortable and happy in your own skin, but it’s essential to build confidence in all areas of your life. There are endless ways to practice self-love, but here are 10 of my favorite self-love practices (in no specific order, of course). This post may...Keep Reading

A Lesson on Self-Love | The Importance of Loving Yourself

In some ways, you could consider self-love to be the same as self-esteem. However, self-esteem tends to be more about how competent and effective we feel we are. Whereas self-love is more about acceptance and loving ourselves just the way we are. In society today, we expend a lot of energy looking to external solutions...Keep Reading

30 Days of Yoga for Self-Love Challenge

One of my goals for 2018 was to do yoga regularly. Regularly can be defined as almost every day and consistent. I have not been doing a great job at keeping up with this. I chose yoga because I enjoy it, I can do it at home, and it is so good for physical and...Keep Reading

Meditation | How to Keep Calm During the Holidays

Meditation is one of those commonly misunderstood forms of self-care. This post will talk all about meditating to stay calm and to lessen anxieties during the holidays. The holidays are a hectic time full of great times, but also full of stress and anxiety. It can sometimes be hard to stay calm and avoid these...Keep Reading

5 Easy Holiday Self-Care Practices

With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, it’s easy to allow yourself to become overwhelmed with everything on your to-do list and everyone who wants to spend time with you. it’s during this time that we tend to neglect ourselves the most. For that reason, I have a collection of holiday self-care practices...Keep Reading

A Bullet Journal for Bujo Beginners | 10-Day Challenge

I was sitting at my desk the other day, looking at my list of bullet journal post ideas, trying to figure out what to post today. It occurred to me that I had not done a challenge in a while, nor had I addressed bullet journaling beginners. So today I will be challenging both beginners...Keep Reading

How to Create the Most Relaxing Bathroom

Creating a relaxing bathroom design is essential if you enjoy unwinding in the tub after a long day at work. The last thing you want is a bathing space that is not fit for relaxation. This post will provide a few hints and tips for the most relaxing bathroom. Improved Bathroom Lighting Most people find...Keep Reading

The Benefits of Anxiety Journaling & Why You Need It

Since my move to North Carolina, I have been seeing a counselor on a monthly basis. Counseling is super valuable and I have learned a lot from it, including a lot about myself. One practice that I have taken from counseling is to track my anxiety. In my second session with my new counselor, she...Keep Reading

Dealing with Loneliness: Living By Yourself Far Away From Home, Family, and Friends

Everyone gets lonely, especially when you are in a new town far away from those you know and love. It’s hard, very hard. And sometimes it’s even emotionally draining. Here are some tips to help you manage loneliness when living by yourself far away from home, family, and friends. Go Out Often (AKA Don’t Pout...Keep Reading

Designing A Bedroom For A Better Night’s Sleep

Do you struggle to get your 8 hours of sleep each night? Maybe your bedroom is a problem. There are several factors that are important for making sure that you get good-quality sleep, and many of them come down to your bedroom’s design. Need some tips and inspiration? Read all about designing a bedroom for...Keep Reading

12-Day Gratitude Challenge

This week on Jihi Elephant I have been planning an Instagram challenge and I want to share it with you amazing people! The goal of this challenge is to express gratefulness publicly with the hope that it inspires gratitude in those around us. Being grateful is so so so important and wonderful, which I have...Keep Reading

7 Tips for Surviving Midnight Shifts | and other odd shifts

Have you been hired into work a midnight shift and you have no idea how you will survive? This happened to me. I am NOT a late-night person. I am the type of person who has a strict sleep schedule, which I rarely stray from. Before hiring in to do midnights, I was going to...Keep Reading

Seeing the World from Another Angle: Developmental Disabilities

I have worked in the mental health field for a decade. My favorite part of that work was the last half of it, working with kids from ages 3-21 with developmental disabilities and delays. I had absolutely zero experience with this population before then but I left with a lot of experience and a totally...Keep Reading

65 Encouraging Journal Prompts + 10 Quotes

Journaling is such a good way to de-stress and stay mentally healthy. I generally use journaling as a debrief at the end of my day or to encourage and motivate me at the beginning. Here are 65 encouraging journaling prompts. Encouraging Statements Name 5 qualities you like about yourself.Write about a time where you felt...Keep Reading

Self-Love Challenge | 30 Days of Loving Yourself

Are you up for a challenge!? Awesome! I challenge you to 30 days of self-love! For the next 30 days, pamper yourself! Self-love is so important, I cannot stress it enough! This challenge calls you to spend 30 days pampering and taking care of yourself, working on loving yourself. Self-love is more than just loving your...Keep Reading

25 Self-Love Quotes

Self-love is such an important topic and practice. And no one is able to love you like you can. These quotes are meant to help you with your own self-care in a little way! Everyone is important and needs some pampering, that includes yourself! Try adding these quotes to images on your wall, write them...Keep Reading

How to Set Up the Perfect Bath for Relaxation

You’ve come home from a stressful day at work or school. How do you de-stress? A Bath! Setting up a nice relaxing bath is a science. It requires not only a relaxing bath but a relaxing bath environment. I am here to tell you exactly how to set up the perfect relaxation bath. This article contains...Keep Reading