A new year and a new decade begin today and both are going to be memorable. 2020 is a master number. You may be thinking a number is a number and has no special significance. Well, in numerology, 2020 is a spiritual number and has double the power. So, 2020 is the year to amp up your life path and embrace change. 2020 is a year for self-reflection, new perspectives, balanced priorities, making decisions, and self-care.
Self-care means taking action to ensure our wellbeing physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. Upgrades in our life are personal, so from here, it means something different to each of us. To me, self-care implies living in awareness and by choice and not by rote or default. It motivates us to nourish our body with healthy foods, positive thoughts, and well-rounded relationships. It means getting outside and connecting with Mother Nature and feeling her energy. It means moving our body and exercising for our health level. It means enjoying the things in life that make our hearts sing. It’s about revisiting the basics that lead to health, healing and a wholesome life.
The benefits of sunshine and fresh air can never be overrated. Enjoying and being outdoors, even for 10 minutes a day can heal us in so many ways. A Vitamin D boost, increased activity, social connections, sensory stimulation, and happiness are some of their side effects. A healthy diet is also advantageous. Nutrient-rich foods contain minerals, vitamins, fiber, healthy fats and proteins to fuel our body and brain. Plus, they will improve our health and help us achieve our ideal weight.
Most of us do not make a habit of quieting our spirit and tuning into our subconscious. Prayer, meditation, and visualization are powerful tools to get clarity, enhance self-awareness, expand creativity and tap into our inner wisdom. Practicing Gratitude will also have a profound positive effect on our whole life.
Stress and worry are huge factors from living hectic lives. They can affect our moods, sleep habits, eating patterns, emotions, and even our personality. Of course, uncovering and removing the source of our problems is easier said than done. It’s a process that can be helped with inner-reflection, journaling, and meditation.
Some may chime in that emotional and mental issues are the same. While they are a lot of times woven together, they are quite different. Emotional health refers to feelings and how we express them. Mental health refers to our ability to process these feelings. Anxiety, depression, negative self-talk, low self-esteem, abuse, injury, smoking, and poor diet can all contribute to mental issues. They are many allopathic and alternative treatments that can benefit those afflicted with mental discomfort. Maybe this is the year to address them. Speak with your healthcare provider to discuss all the options available.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to offer any medical advice whatsoever. If you have any health concerns, see your healthcare provider.