"April showers brings May flowers", so “they” say (wink wink). Even so, if it’s spring-cleaning, last-minute summer body prep, or a few extra weeks of winter; we’ve got you covered to do you everyday this month.
- Pickup a vibrant bouquet of flowers.
- Check out your favorite comedian’s social media page and enjoy lots of belly laughs.
- Go for a drive – no destination, just let the windows down and bump your favorite playlist.
- Bake a single serving of your favorite desert and savor every bite (only share if you want to).
- Protect your peace and disconnect from bad energy.
- Sleep and rest.
- Sign up for a new fitness class, whether it’s been too expensive, or you’ve been feeling too much of the scaries, just go!
- Listen to uplifting music – gospel or rap usually does it for me!
- Take a 24-hour (or longer) break from the news cycle and social media. Alert your family and friends of your plan and ask them to help- no news talk, no consumption, nor sharing.
- Order lunch from your favorite restaurant - have some midday joy.
- Sit outside and allow the sun to kiss your skin for 20 minutes.
- Finish a puzzle.
- Have a spa day in (or out).
- Plant your feet in grass – grounding is good for your nervous system.
- Practice gratitude – try this one daily.
- Nourish your body with healthy foods.
- Be present.
- Spring clean– declutter your space, emails, and texts.
- Ask for what you need.
- Change your mind – it’s okay to say “no”, cancel plans, and put yourself first.
- Phone a friend (and family member).
- Be kind to earth – April 22nd is Earth Day.
- Let go of what you cannot control.
- Speak with your therapist (call Kamisha at the Intimacy Group if you’re looking for one )
- Set boundaries.
- Have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in bed.
- Wake up next to someone you love.
- Try meditation, yoga, prayer, breathwork, or any mindfulness activity before starting your day.
- Be self-compassionate – pay attention to your self-talk and speak to yourself the way you would speak to someone else.
- Journal – dump your thoughts and emotions onto paper.
- Use your PTO, yes, it’s okay to call out, sit down, and take a mental health day.
Which is your favorite tip?
Let me know which idea you would add to the list!
Kamisha Ford, LMFT, CST
Hi, I'm Kamisha! I'm here to help you get out of your head so you can show up as your best self in your relationships, including the one with yourself. Connect with me here.