We all deserve to feel good. Living in the complex modern world can be overwhelming. Everything from finding a work-life balance to the underlying effects of social media can keep us awake at night.
In the simplest terms possible, self-care means to maintain and possibly improve your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It involves intentionally taking actions that promote self-nurturing and self-love. Those actions include activities that support:
It’s essential for us to prioritize our own well-being in order to create a healthier, more balanced, and more fulfilling life. These five self-care practices and accompanying strains are a great start.
There are various ways to maintain and improve your physical health, and all of them are self-care. These practices include:
When you need a boost of motivation to get you up and at ’em, try puffing on some pungent Sour Diesel and seeing where the day takes you. It’s a powerful Sativa that’s here to help you succeed.
Mindfulness and meditation can mean a lot of things to different people. It doesn’t have to mean pulling out the yoga mat and sitting with your legs crossed in front of a pretty view (although that definitely helps).
It can be as simple as taking a few minutes each day to focus on your breath and clear your mind. Think of nothing, breath deep for a minute or two, and wipe your mind’s slate clean. This can dramatically help reduce stress and anxiety and improve your overall well-being.
A perfect strain to accompany your mindfulness and meditation sessions is Purple Punch, a potent Indica-dominant hybrid that promotes rest and relaxation.
Doing things you like will always fall under a self-care category. This can be as simple as:
Doing things that make you happy will help you relax and recharge. When you’re deep into an activity, take a hit of Lemon Squeeze, a zesty and vibrant Sativa that’ll keep you alert, energized, and focused on your task at hand.
There’s no worse feeling than burnout. Giving your absolute 110%, 24/7, can be challenging if you haven’t set boundaries to do it healthily. This includes setting boundaries at work, on social media, and in other areas of your life that could make you feel stressed and overwhelmed.
Setting boundaries is self-care. At the end of the day, you’re looking after yourself by ensuring you avoid burnout and feeling overwhelmed. When those moments arise, relaxing the mind and body with a classic landrace strain like Hindu Kush is an excellent option.
There is no better self-care than self-care. What does that mean? Treat yourself with kindness, understanding, and forgiveness when things don’t go as planned. Remind yourself that you’re only human and that it’s okay to make mistakes.
Try not to be your own worst enemy. After all, this is your life, and you’re the captain of it. Don’t beat yourself up for making a mistake. Learn from it in order to grow. No other strain says self-care than Strawberry Banana, a balanced hybrid that restores balance, harmony, and peace into your days whenever you need it.