Hey, Loves!

It’s getting to the time of the year when we’ve all forgotten our New Years’ Resolutions in lieu of our normal, hectic lives; we’re also generally letting our short-lived self-care routines go out to pasture in exchange for stress, anxiety, and depression: the triple threat! Never fear, I’m back with some simple self-care tips that even the busiest Ambitious Girl can implement into her daily life at no expense of her long to-do list. Let’s get into the daily hacks.

  1. Journal

I know, I know.  You’re probably sick of this one by now, but it helps me figure out my thoughts, de-stress, and purge all the bad feelings. I’m so glad that what started as a resolution for 2017 has become a vital part of my self-care routine and has helped me deal with innumerable bumps in the road. If you haven’t tried it yet, I’d strongly recommend journaling every night before bed!`

  1. Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water each day helps keep your organs in tip-top shape, helps to give you energy to go through your day, and gives you a little break during a slow class to fill your water bottle! Aim for about a half-gallon each day to start, and see if it makes you feel better.

  1. Keep moving

Running is part of my nearly-daily regimen of self-care. It gives me time to think and process, provides a break from society for my ambiverted soul, and overall makes me feel better. It doesn’t have to be running; maybe walking outside, playing frisbee with friends, yoga, or weightlifting is your thing. In any case, having a physical activity branded into your routine will melt stress straight off of you, help you sleep better, and keep you healthy!

  1. Be creative

Alongside having something to keep you physically active, it’s great to have something that improves your creativity. For me, besides the whole clothes-making thing, I sketch my designs and blog. You might be more of a painting person, or perhaps composing is more of your vibe. Creating something accesses different parts of the brain, broadening your sense of problem-solving, awareness for constraints, and opening you up to other modes of thought and perspective.

With a little time and practice, you can slip these little guys into your routine, even if it’s for 5 minutes a day. They will help you exponentially with managing stress and being able to cope with the curve-balls of life in different ways.

You deserve to take care of yourself. Don’t forget that.

Xx, B

 

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