For some people certain periods of the year cause them to experience depression, sadness, a loss of appetite, and more. For others, these symptoms are a daily occurrence that can create fall out in many areas of their life. Today’s Wellness Wednesday video shares a few insights on precautions to take to prevent a financial fall out for yourself or someone you love who suffers from SAD or other forms of depression.
There are certain times of the month, week, and even the day that your mind could benefit from a break, a vacation if you will. In this vlog, I share three ideas for mind vacations you could take today. Give them a try and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. If you find value from the ideas, feel free to share them with others. I would love for you to head on over to SarahLCook.com for more of my writing and videos as well. Enjoy your vacation!
So many times in life we are so busy taking care of the needs of others and tuning out our own needs, that we may have even forgotten how to discern our own needs. In this vlog, I share some tips for taking care of yourself as well as ask you five questions that will help you know if you are taking care of some of your basic needs in life.
1. When was the last time you ate?
2. When was the last time you drank water?
3. When was the last time you worked out or went for a walk?
4. When was the last time you got 8+ hours of sleep?
5. When was the last time you pampered the face you see in the mirror?
You can find more #WellnessWednsday tips on SarahLCook.com
- Preparing fuel for peak potential
- Powerful recharging
- Pondering God’s gracious gifts
I am also mastering by practicing the art of saying, “No” to opportunities to engage with that which is not the best use of my gifts. When I say, “No” to one thing it creates space to allow for something better to come into my life…helping me reach my potential and be a blessing to others. To Read More from Sarah
Martina says: Finding margins for me is about making choices. Our lives always feel so full that we remain exhausted, yet we cannot seem to figure out how to do the things we love, with the people we love. Like the rest of life, it is about making choices. Choices to not necessarily add, or take something away, but choosing to stop. And choosing that rest, peace and restoration matter. I have to schedule margin to get it done. What do I do? I rest, write, dance, sing, talk to some friends or family, on the phone, go out for a drive and take some pictures, take classes, go out to eat. It is not always the same thing, but it is breaking the monotony of the over-busy life. To read more from Martina…
Edith says: Margins for rest and fun is part of the balance formula for me. Identity something new or something I have not done for a long time to do each month. Doing something different from my routine that I enjoy brings relaxation and rejuvenation. Yep, I schedule it in. There are times I need alone time and I will close the door and turn off the phones. I buy season tickets to the theater so the decision is not whether to go, but to which performance. I do this with a group which keeps me on target. I periodically do a body, emotional or time scans to assess the degree of balance and consciously make choices. Fun, rest, and play are necessary for me to be creative and productive. Want to set a play date? To read more from Edith…
Gail says: My margins focus around eating healthfully each day. Without healthy eating, my brain, including my mood, ability to think clearly, make choices based on joy instead of fear, is truly hampered. Of course I then see the results of this “brain fog” in how I spend money, how I engage my husband and other loved ones, how I’m able to process the tasks I need to process each day for my well-being, how much time I waste watching television. Oh the list goes on and on of how eating healthfully each day is the key margin in my life journey!