Adding Value to Your Life

Month: September 2020

The New Self-Care

When I first got the idea to write about self-care, I had just completed my yoga routine and was sitting up on my mat reflecting and mulling over some ideas. I generally prefer to do a power yoga class in the morning because it helps to energize me and get me in the right frame of mind to begin my day but I failed to do so that morning. Therefore, I made up for it with an evening practice. I felt a sense of satisfaction, release, ease, and peace in my body and my mind. I remember thinking, “everyone should feel like this, it is an excellent way to take care of oneself.”  It is then that my mind drifted to self-care, what it means and what I believe it should mean.

I hesitated for a week to write on the topic, telling myself that my blog’s focus is on inspiration and personal growth and development, therefore my audience may find the topic frivolous and not appreciate it. The fact is self-care is not frivolous at all. To be effective on our journey of personal growth and development, in order to achieve our goals and experience the success we want, we must take good care of ourselves.

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The Masks We Wear

The Masks We Wear

The year 2020 is one that will go down in history. Covid19 came out of nowhere, disrupting our lives and our livelihoods. Efforts to control the spread of the disease have resulted in various pieces of legislation being passed; the latest of those being, the wearing of masks while in public spaces.

Social scientists have seized the opportunity to conduct empirical studies relating to the effects of the pandemic on society. One particular area of focus is the wearing of masks. Some researchers have found that wearing of masks may not only help to protect against the disease but also increase the level of perceived self-protection and solidarity, resulting in improved mental health well-being.

In our current situation, masks are being worn as a form of protection and they lead to some level of perceived security. I want to turn our attention now not to our physical masks but to our emotional masks.

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