“With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.”Susan Weiss Berry
I tried 27 holistic spiritual self-care options to relieve stress in these past 5 years. Why? I was overly stressed in the corporate world and reached a tipping point. I always felt depressed, anxious, fearful, and stressed regardless of the situation.
Yes, I was walking and talking fine at work. But deep down inside, I started to feel disconnected from myself. I know I needed to take care of myself.
No, there is nothing selfish in doing that.
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”Mandy Hale
I learned that when we are stressed, we are living in lower vibrations such as anger, shame, guilt, fear, pride, and remain unhappy.
The corporate world is a gold mine of life lessons. So the journey can be tough and stressful. Being in this state for long, however, attracts lower energies that lead to uncontrolled stress.
For a while, I took the conventional routine of taking over-the-counter medication and seeing a doctor but nothing helped.
I even went through CTScan and MRI procedures for the first time in my life. The results came out negative. I realized that something more was needed. Some unconventional ways perhaps.
I’ll be sharing the 27 holistic spiritual self-care options for stress that I tried in these past 5 years.
Holistic Self Care Option #1: Yoga
Yoga: I took up yoga classes for a few months to a few years. The various poses and exercises were a great way to release any unblocked energies that were causing stress. I felt more relaxed, confident, and happy. Are you willing to start a yoga class?
Holistic Self Care Option #2: Grounding
Grounding with Earth: We are connected to the electrical computer world. So taking frequent walks outside during work and home is a great way to reduce stress to ground zero. I chose to walk for at least 20 minutes after lunch at work when the sun was shining bright. What time are you willing to commit to daily?
Holistic Self Care Option #3: Tub bath
Take a bath with Epsom Salt: Caring for your body with salts is an important factor in reducing your stress and raising your vibrations. I tried 3 times a week for 3 weeks until it felt completely better. Then did it once a month and it still works wonders! What’s your daily routine?
Holistic Self Care Option #4: Oils
Perfumes, room sprays, and essential oils: Lavender, Orange, and similar oils are a great source of instant joy. Spray/Sprinkle/Pour some droplets on your clothes, pillow, or bedsheets and feel the difference. If in the office, simply keep a small bottle and inhale some now and then! No one will notice so keep it in your pocket.
Holistic Self Care Option #5: Reading Blog Posts
Reading Blog and articles: Posts such as this is a great way to realize that you are not the only one who is going crazy. We are all connected and are learning our life lessons. But we need to ensure we enjoy the journey and self-care is a must. Sharing is caring after all. Hence this post!
Holistic Self Care Option #6: Painting
Painting/Drawing: I used to joke about painting. Then one fine weekend, I bought some art supplies from a Five Below store. It included a canvas, paintbrush, colors, and a stand to hold the painting – all for just 5 bucks. After about a few minutes of painting, I felt an extreme sense of joy flowing inside of me. Painting unleashes creativity and joy on the canvas of your life. Share your painting, if you’ll like it, so everyone is encouraged.
Holistic Self Care Option #7: Massage
Massage Therapy: There are various types out there for 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Doing one 60 minutes session per month is a good timeframe. Go for it!
Holistic Self Care Option #8: Celebrations
Frequent celebrations in Life: The idea here is to celebrate when you accomplish a goal. Completion of small goals calls for a smaller celebration such as a bath with Epson salt, watching a fun movie, or eating your favorites like popcorn, etc. Bigger celebrations for bigger wins such as getting a new canvas and painting for an hour or go hiking somewhere.
Holistic Self Care Option #9: Music
Listening to Relaxation Music: This leads to a change in mood and gives enough positive energy. Internet is now full of streaming music.
Holistic Self Care Option #10: Water
Drinking plenty of water: Drinking plenty of water during the early hours of the day is a great way to feel energetic. This sounds pretty obvious and a cliche but the majority of us don’t feel like doing it daily. Drink plenty of water by 11 am. Then feel the difference for the rest of the day.
Holistic Self Care Option #11: Guided Meditation
Guided meditation: This will seem tough initially but listening to the guided meditation takes your mind off the usual routine. If it puts you to sleep, what more do you want!
Holistic Self Care Option #12: Sleep
Sleep: Sleeping 8 hours helps you recharge your mind, body, and soul. Schedule an alarm to not only get up early but also for going to bed early – a good way to discipline the mind and helps reduce stress.
Holistic Self Care Option #13: Meditation
Meditation: Having a routine of daily meditation is a stress buster that provides peace of mind. By being in a state of mental surrender requires clearing your thoughts and bringing your mind to a state of thoughtlessness. It can be done with daily practice, effort and determination.
Holistic Self Care Option #14: Mindfulness
Mindfulness: Being mindful requires monitoring your thoughts. It is a healthy way to change your thought patterns. Scan your thoughts throughout the day. If you let them go and not suppress them, it will fall away, so just be mindful when you are walking and talking.
Holistic Self Care Option #15: Daily Affirmations
Daily Affirmations: This has the most profound effect over a few days. If done several times daily, the effects can be seen in 3 weeks.
Holistic Self Care Option #16: Journaling
Journaling: This is a very strong way to connect with yourself within and detach from your thoughts that are causing stress. Gratitude journaling is one such way.
Holistic Self Care Option #17: Burn
Burn: Write down what is troubling you and burn the paper. See it turning to ashes. This helps elevate pain. I found this fun but hard to do at work! So do it outside or at home.
Holistic Self Care Option #18: Spiritual Life Coach
Spiritual Life Coach: Seek advice from a coach if you’re wondering and worried about how to integrate so many points into your life. There are permanent and even advanced ways to heal your emotions, wounds, and beliefs quickly. Coaches will provide you with a step-by-step process along with some routines that will help you get on track. They get to the root of the problem without!
Holistic Self Care Option #19: Delete/Unsubscribe
Delete/Unsubscribe: Delete unnecessary emails, social media accounts, Whatsapp groups, TV channels that are draining your energy, money and overwhelming you. Unsubscribe from multiple Youtube channels, subscriptions from promotions online, and even mails. I felt a lot lighter after I simply deleted the email trash, promotions, and misc junk emails.
Holistic Self Care Option #20: COVID vaccine & Mask
COVID vaccine & Mask: This might sound obvious these days. But if you haven’t already the vaccine and mask is also a part of self-care. You may pamper yourself with fancy masks even. Kids vaccines are coming out soon too.
Holistic Self Care Option #21: Energy Vampires Awareness
Energy Vampires: Stay away from negative influences that drain your energy whether it be people, processes, or technology. Learn to fence around yourself a company that lifts your vibrations and makes you happy and empowered.
Holistic Self Care Option #22: Reiki
Reiki: A nonconventional way – A form of energy healing to reduce your stress. You feel relieved instantly but the root cause of the problem doesn’t go away. After a couple of months of healing, the stress factors may come back later. It is worth a try and can be very powerful instantly.
Holistic Self Care Option #23: Access Bar
Access Bar: This is done by a certified therapist and not a coach unless certified to do so. The bar is a name given to 32 points on the head that deals with thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and attitudes. By performing this type of therapy the stress reduces to quite a degree.
Holistic Self Care Option #24: Akashic Readers
Akashic Readers: A non-conventional way – these are intuitive readers who can provide some insight on the stress reasons that may be far beyond your comprehension. Perhaps you are going through a repeated pattern of failure that is causing stress. They can help identify those lessons and roadblocks by tapping onto your book of life or the Akash/etheric energy field.
Holistic Self Care Option #25: Akashic Clearing
Akashic Clearing: A non-conventional way – This is done by Akashic readers. If you feel a sense of negative energetic vibrations around you or in a specific area of your house, then a clearing can be requested by them.
Holistic Self Care Option #26: Quantum Healing
Quantum Healing: Energy healers balance your energy centers or chakras. This is beneficial when your energy flow is blocked due to extreme stress. It is a nonconventional way and the benefits are immediate.
Holistic Self Care Option #27: Psychic Medium/Channelers
Psychic Medium/Channelers: Psychics have an extrasensory perception that enables them to talk to mediums in higher dimensions. Although hard to believe and trust, it doesn’t hurt to try a medium to relieve the reason for your stress. The intention is important and a trusted psychic with a reputation is important.
“Caring for your body, mind, and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.”Kristi Ling
Ultimately, respecting and taking care of your body, mind, and soul is your personal decision. If conventional methods don’t help, then it is better to go above and beyond and try the non-conventional means. There may be more methods such as Astrology, Numerology, or even Angel Readings that are out there and are authentic.
Best to see for yourself and test out what works for you. It is best to surrender to His will for guidance before and after testing any method.
Self-care is important when you are living in lower vibrations such as anger, shame, guilt, fear, pride and remain unhappy. Being in a corporate world or any workplace has its benefits but can be overly stressful. When you reach a tipping point, it is best to try self-care options that work best for you.
Whether they are conventional or unconventional methods, ultimately, respecting and taking care of your body, mind, and soul is your personal decision.