By Ari Edwards
This week, it's all about self care baby! Here are some cool things to include in your routine for a healthier, more balanced life.
Okay, I know that mediation is not the easiest thing to master; it requires patience, awareness, and a lot of times it's hard to even make time for it. That's where Headspace comes in. This app combines ancient techniques with modern science to offer meditation exercises that are proven to work and fit every lifestyle. It's pretty amazing. Practicing mindful meditation helps reduce stress, uplift your mood, increase focus and so much more. Headspace offers a 10 day free trial (that will probably get you hooked) and payment options after that. If you spend money on any app, please make it this one. Your mind and heart will thank you.
I am Here Now
I am Here Now: A Creative Mindfulness Guide and Journal was created by Alexandra Frey and Autumn Totton, the brains behind the Mindfulness Project. This unique book is designed to help you break bad habits, manage stress, live in the moment, and create awareness and mindfulness in your life. Pick up this book for guided practices that help make life a little bit easier.
What I love about the age of the internet is that we have infinite resources at the tips of our fingers, all the time, wherever we are. There's an online space for pretty much every facet of our existence, and while we have that privilege, let's take advantage. If you've ever considered therapy, but don't have the time or don't want to talk to someone in person, try Talkspace. It's an online therapy service with over 200,000 licensed therapists and multiple ways to communicate with them. You do an assessment, get matched with someone who fits your needs and pick a plan that works for you. It's a great way to get things off your chest and find healthy solutions to life's challenges.