Lynette Ndabambi writes that while emotions can overwhelm us when we encounter hardships be it a loss of a job, ending of a relationship, death of a loved one, it is still important to practice self-care as actions will carry us through the tough times. Hardships by their very nature do tend to erode our self-confidence and make us question our worth, while emotions can be fickle, take action to counter these and build yourself. Actions counter negative emotions. You may not feel like doing the work of self-care but do it anyway, your brain will catch up. This is what Lynette suggest we do to help us through though rough patches.
1. Daily exercise
Move your body every day, fill your body with endorphins - feel good hormones.
2. Clean your house daily
It is good for you to have a clean environment. While it easy to live in a mess when you feel a mess, it only makes it worse.
3. Eat healthy food
You maybe feeling like crap, but you don't want to ruin your body in the process. Your pain is temporary, take care of your health.
4. Good company
Surround yourself with people who love and support you. Your life at this moment is not perfect, it will never be perfect and that is what makes you, you. The people you love are also not perfect, you love their personality, how you vibe with them and frankly my dear, your lack of imperfection is a non-issue. God ahead, be with people who celebrate you.
Good quality sleep is important, rest your mind.
6. Positive Self affirmations
While you are hurting, your mind tends to exaggerate all that is wrong with you and forget all that is good about you. Remind yourself of all the good things that you do right. Life is a process, we are here to learn - in order to learn, there will be failings at times. There is everything good about you.