Day 7 is about Emotional Self-Care
Picking yourself up emotionally is important as taking care of any other health issue,, it's also boosts your overall health as well. You are responsible for your own happiness, don't be dependent on others to provide all of it for you.
1. Pack a "pick me up" note in your lunch.
Writing your own little note, or buying some encouragement notes available in some stores, can be a little cheer in the middle of your day.
2. Say "I Love You" in the Mirror
I'm one of those "no-nonsense" people and doubt methods like this, but I also say "Don't diss it til ya try it". It also boosts your confidence (as I posted earlier)
3. Try Morning Pages
Morning Pages are journal entries, three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing,
done first thing in the morning. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only.
4. Call a Friend
Or text, or e-mail them. Just a quick call saying "Hey, I'm thinking of ya". You'll both end up feeling good and it's also a social health benefit as well.
5. Let yourself feel fully for 90 seconds.
Just think something positive, mull over something bothering you, or just sing a favorite song to yourself. You could also do this while doing a full body stretch. This will really wake you up and get your day going.
6. Ask for Positive Feedback
Whether it's from your partner, your boss, or your carpool buddy. Just ask for some feedback to uplift your spirit and go "I'm doing alright".
7. Write in a Journal
Different from "Morning Pages" this is more like a diary and just pour yourself out onto the pages. Concentration here and seeing the words on the page helps focus yourself on what's bothering you, what needs working on, and such.
8. Create Art to Express Emotion
Something simple as an adult coloring book can boon your emotional health. Just as well is expressing how you're feeling about a situation in your life, whether you're angry, sad, whatever, releasing it all onto paper, canvas, or other mediums is a good release.
9. Spend time with a Pet
It's been proven over and over that having a pet helps our health, from lowering blood pressure to easing emotions. Even if you don't have a pet, go volunteer some time at a shelter, walking them, caring for them, etc. is a good emotional lift.
10. Help Someone in Need
This is one of the best emotional self-care you could do. Helping others boosts your own emotional health. Whether it's volunteering at a non-profit, helping a local family in need, or just helping a passerby with their groceries, helps both parties. Just be sure to evaluate your true meaning behind this, do it to feel good, not for the kudos and attention.