Many of us have the tendency to allow our thoughts to sit, control and even overrun us, but just like it is important to care for and protect your hair, it is essential that you are taking care of your overall well-being.

We all know the wonders of being able to now have our favorite shows at our fingertips, so this may just be the simplest of all the self-care tips I ever suggest.

Watching as self-care

Myself included, we can go a bit overboard with the binge watching from time to time, but there is nothing wrong with watching some of your favorite shows or movies to take your mind off the personal end-of-winter woes. Now I don’t mean to become engrossed to the point at which you just cannot seem to do anything else, I just mean when things get you down, or if your day has been tough, coming home and watching Love Jones or an entire season of Living Single isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If your favorite television show or movie can always lift your spirits, do not be ashamed to indulge. Remember to consistently treat yourself to the simple pleasures.

Listening as self-care

Whether it is listening to your favorite songs or podcast on your phone or some other device, taking the time out of your day to listen to your favorite things can play an essential role in caring for yourself. Anyone who knows me knows the important role that music plays in my life; I’ve mentioned on my blog how music is an essential part of how my family and I communicate our love for one another and those that we love, whether it serves as a reminder of people or moments we’ve shared. So it should come as no surprise, that I’d suggest this method. You know that feeling you get when you hear your favorite song, right before the beat drops? You can only imagine the kind benefits you evoke when you use that as a self-care tool.

Aside from music, I also enjoy listening to podcasts.

One of my favorite parts of my morning body wake-up routine is listening to one of my favorites. Not to mention, it is a much more productive alternative to waking up and getting right on social media (which a lot of us, myself included, have a tendency to do). I have become so adamant about this self-care practice that I have worked it into my overall routine throughout the day; it helps me relax and even aids in me getting a lot more done around the house. Listening to my favorite things often allows me to set the tone of my overall mood or shift it when I need to.

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