Sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether or not you’re in a good place in life.
You might feel as though you’re not doing too bad but you’re still not feeling your best, and you know you can feel better.
Did you know that your body will tell you when you aren’t taking good care of yourself, you may interpret these cries for help as something that will come to pass.
In reality, these cries may be the wake-up call that you need to make some lifestyle changes.
One serious effect you might see is insomnia.
Insomnia means that you find it difficult or impossible to fall asleep, causing you to be up late for hours and dozing off from time to time during the day.
If this only occurs once or twice, it’s probably not a big issue.
But if it’s a consistent problem, it can mean you’re suffering from insomnia.
This can be brought on by stress, diet, and a number of other things that are solvable with self-care routines.
You DO NOT want to go to long in the Insomia routine – your body needs proper rest in order to heal and manage day to day stresses.
Another sign you might notice is a fluctuation in weight.
This can either be a sudden gain or a sudden loss in pounds, and it’s not exactly healthy.
While you might like seeing a sudden drop in weight, unless you’ve been dieting and exercising a lot lately, it’s probably not a good sign.
Sudden weight fluctuations can be caused by both mental and physical issues, and it typically comes from a sudden change in diet caused by emotions.
For example, if you were sad and stopped eating, you’d suddenly lose a lot of weight.
Though, to be healthy, you need to continue eating well balanced meals throughout your day.
Pains, aches, and inflammation are also brought on by poor self-care.
While a lot of this can come from the physical side in terms of not stretching, not being active, and not eating properly, you can actually feel real pain due to the fact that you’re stressed out.
Stress can lower your immune system and leave you more open to inflammation, which can cause a great deal of pain.
Finally, mood swings are a tell-tale sign of needing help.
Sudden changes in attitude and demeanor can be confusing, frustrating, and can even make others upset.
This is often a side effect of poor mental health care, especially in times of high stress or anxiety.
If you find yourself lashing out at people, it’s time to start a path of mental self-care.
Sister…. I personally have to take inventory of all these areas in my life on the regular.
We are ALL Human and have stress in our lives. How we deal with it is extremely important for your overall health.
One of the most effective avenues for greater self-care is to realize or understand how much one cares for herself.
I am giving you a short little journaling exercise that can help you become more aware of the various ways in which you are already investing in your self-care.
These actions can be a valuable starting point for introducing more self-care into your life.
Go ahead and download this journaling exercise to explore how you are caring for yourself.
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