During these uncertain times, it is important to look after your own well-being by practicing self-care. These are activities that we choose to do on a regular basis to enhance our health. It could be as simple as going for walk, talking to a friend or just hitting some notes on a piano. By allowing your mind and body to rest, it helps to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Having a hobby can be a great addition to your life, it can act as an escape from the daily grind, allow you to experience new challenges or even give you a forcing function to take a break.
I’ve always loved music as a child, from playing the recorder to the clarinet and the piano. I find this particularly useful in my day to day life as a cosmetic injector as it helps improve my manual dexterity, a vital skill when using a needle.
We live in a world where we are constantly being told of things we need, for example a brand new phone, a shiny car or that new line of make up.
If we spend too much time fixating on this we can often get into a negative spiral, taking our focus and energy away from where it should be.
So how about refocusing on what’s best for you and not the advertisers. You can start by thinking of 1 goal that you want to achieve today and one that you want to avoid. This will help align yourself on what’s good for you and what’s bad for you.
For me I’d like to spend one hour today practicing a new piano piece and avoid take-away food.