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Holistic Self-Care for Busy Humans

Holistic Self-Care for Busy Humans

In the craze of busy, modern life, finding moments of self-care can seem like an impossible task. Yet, it's crucial to make time for yourself — a moment to pause, recharge, and nurture your wellbeing, so you can show up at your best. Let's explore some simple daily practices that you can easily integrate into your schedule, regardless of how busy life gets.

Mornings: A Slow Start

Begin your day with intention by dedicating just a few minutes to mindfulness. Before you jump into your day, find a quiet corner to sit. You might even want to bring your cup of tea with you! Take a few deep breaths and ground yourself. As you breathe, observe what’s coming up in your body. Listen to the sounds around you. Smell the aromas. Allow your thoughts to drift like passing clouds. This morning ritual sets a peaceful tone, preparing you to face the day with centeredness and presence.

Mini Meditation Moments

Throughout your day, there are multiple opportunities for mini-meditation moments. During your commute, waiting in line, or between tasks, close your eyes and take a few conscious breaths. Focus on the rise and fall of your chest and belly, letting go of tension and stress with each exhale. These brief respites give you a moment to catch your breath, anchor you in the present, and offer you pockets of peace amidst the rush.

Full Attention Nutrition

Incorporate mindful eating into your routine. Rather than multitasking (something modern society often praises!), dedicate your full attention to your meal. First, turn off the TV. Our senses are bombarded with information all day long. It helps to take a break from the buzz while you are ingesting and digesting. Take some time to truly notice the colors, textures, and scents of your food. Chew slowly and savor each bite. This practice promotes better digestion and creates a deeper connection to the nourishment you're providing your body.

Escape to the Great Outdoors

Like many of us, you might be living in a concrete jungle and glued to your screen all day, so reconnecting with nature is so important. During your breaks or on weekends, take a walk in a nearby park or simply sit outdoors. Feel the breeze on your skin, listen to the birds, and let the sights of nature soothe your soul. Even a brief encounter with the natural world can rejuvenate your spirit.

Journal Journeys for Expressive Reflection

Set aside a few minutes each day to journal your thoughts and feelings. Self-expression serves as a release valve for emotions and cultivates self-awareness. Write about your experiences, dreams, or challenges that you're facing. Allow your journal to be a safe space where you can pour your heart out without judgment.

Take Tech-Free Time

In a world dominated by screens, allocate tech-free time to unwind and recharge. Create "no-phone zones" in your home, such as during meals or before bedtime. Disconnecting from digital distractions allows you to be fully present with yourself and those around you. There are a myriad of apps that help you curb your tech usage. You can even change the screen color of your phone at night to block out the blue lights which throws off our circadian rhythms!

Restore Your Night

End your day with rituals that signal your body it's time to unwind. Prioritize a relaxing bedtime routine that includes dimming the lights, reading a book, gentle stretches or massage. These calming activities pave the way for restorative sleep, setting you up for a refreshed start the next day.


Be Kind to Yourself

Before you sleep or as you wake, practice self-kindness with affirmations and gratitude. Speak positive affirmations to yourself, reinforcing self-love and worth. Take a moment to express gratitude for the day, the lessons you learned, and the opportunities ahead. This practice nurtures a positive mindset and a sense of contentment.

Create Harmony

With busy schedules and impossibly long to-do lists, holistic self-care serves as a compass guiding you back to yourself. Remember, self-care isn't about adding more tasks; it's about weaving moments of mindfulness and intention into your day. These practices serve as anchors, grounding you in the present moment. By prioritizing small rituals of self-care, you're embracing the beauty of balance — promoting inner peace, resilience, and purpose.


Of course, POOJA is always here to help you create these daily rituals for yourself. Take a look at our newly relaunched POOJA Chakra Cleanse - one for each chakra - and bring balance and harmony to your life today!

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