When life gets busy, it’s easy to lose sight of the connection between yourself and others. Jennifer Kogan, LICSW, a psychotherapist and couples counseling expert, says, “[You] need to be grounded in who we are before we can have healthy relationships with others.” Here are a few tips on how to connect with yourself.
When you’re in significant relationships or have kiddos, your well-being may be put on the back burner. Even when life gets booked and busy, there are some ways to check in with yourself and pay attention to how you’re feeling.
Kaiser Permanente says, “From scientific geniuses to thoughtful artists — and everyone in between — keeping a journal can be a beneficial self-care practice.”
Journaling just 10 minutes each day can not only tell you a more accurate representation of how you’re feeling, but it can also help you gain more self-confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, and strengthen your memory.
There’s no right or wrong way to journal. Just grab a pen and paper and let your mind run wild.
Movement can be the best medicine, and daily exercise can be a great way to check in with your body and wellbeing.
Even though it may be hard to get off the couch some days, putting some time aside for exercise can help you notice how you’re feeling emotionally and physically.
It doesn’t have to be an hour-long bike ride with your Blix or an intense hit session. Even just 15 to 30 minutes of movement daily will boost endorphins and give you time to breathe and be alone.
Blix believes that physical and mental health is an excellent step toward living a healthier and more fulfilling life. If you’ve been looking for a more fun way to get your daily movement in, consider trying Blix. Check out our bike models, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.