Self Care & MeditationTips For Beginners
With the unavoidable stressors of every day life, it is important to take time for a self care routine. Check out my tips for meditation and self care.
As someone who has suffered from both Chronic illness , pain and anxiety it became very important for me to devote more time to self care. And to be honest, I believe part of this is because I didn’t really spend any time on self care before at all.
There are a few things that I have made part of my regular routine to help keep me grounded and de-stressed!
Last summer , when I was at the peak of my anxiety attacks and the beginning of my spiritual journey, I started making 2 things important in my natural self care routine. I discovered I had a love of gardens and herbal tea. Something about the scent was so calming and instantly melted away my anxiety. Not to mention that I was doing my body some good detoxing with herbal wellness teas , rather than caffeine laden coffee which sometimes made my anxiety worse.
I will always be partial to chamomile but some of these natural blended teas have so many other health benefits that you just can’t get from your standard cup of joe!
Herbal Wellness tea boosts the immune system, provides antioxidants, improves energy levels, promotes circulation, and detoxes to name a few of it’s benefits.
I had the opportunity to sample some of the wellness and Flowering Tea from Grosche.
Not only does Grosche provide you with beautiful herbal teas, they also care about others having clean water! You can read more about this on their website.
The flowering tea that I tried was Earth, Wind & Fire and it was reminiscent of a a mid summer floral garden. It was a great way to spend an afternoon after taking a salt bath and doing some guided meditation that I found on Saged.
Saged is an amazing new app that is perfect for all of your spiritual needs and is a really great app for those who are just beginning their spiritual journey because they have all they need at their fingertips. The thing that I love most about Saged is that is really travel friendly. If I am somewhere that I cannot listen to a meditation or watch a video, I can still read some very motivating & uplifting articles that help guide me on my spiritual journey.
You can also find natural, healing DIY recipes as well. If that isn’t enough , there is also a selection of Spiritual Podcasts you can listen to. It has quickly become my favorite thing to go to when I am not working.
Give the app a try and let me know what you think! I am sure you will love it as much as I do!
Some of the other things I have found really helpful when it comes to self care are finding activities that you truly love! For me it is gardening, crystals, candles, healthy cooking, bird watching and crafting.
other ideas that are also great to add in to your self care & meditation rituals:
- A nice long, luxurious goddess bath
- Read a good book
- Connect with spirit
- Practice NLP
- Do some tapping ( otherwise known as EFT)
What are some of your favorite ways to destress or prepare for meditation?