Fun Self Care activities in Rock Hill and Charlotte

Fun Self Care activities in Rock Hill and Charlotte

Self Care Activities for college students and anyone young and old
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In hale Exhale Breathe.

In hale deeply, exhale slowly.

Proper rest and Self Care is so important. In a society where we are always on the go, running to work never catching a break and doing so much for others we often forget the most important person ourselves. In order to give our best in the classroom, at work to our families friends our animals we must first be equipped mentally physically and emotionally.

Below are 6 fun tips and activities that you can begin to incorporate into your routine to gain balance.

Listen to your body relax and practice some of these tips.

1. Get a massage at a studio in Charlotte

Periodically these businesses have promotional sales and discounts throughout each month.

As a college student you can use your student ID to most of these places and receive great discounts.

You may also sign up for Groupon.co using your student email to see more discounts on a variety of items.

Bluebird Studio $29

Massage Life Studios $35

One or Three 60-Minute

One 90-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage

Tranquility Point Therapeutic Massage $39

One 60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage

The 90 minute is $39 the 60 minute is $29

2. Take a Paint and Wine Class for 1 or 2 at Charlotte's Wine and Canvas for only $20!

3. Play Games with your friends or roommates

Play a game that requires you to think, that requires you to get your mind off of assignments work and relationships. Call your friends up order a pizza clean your space and form into teams. Make it fun, but competitive. This ensures your blood to circulate and pump throughout your body in a good way while you concentrate on playing the game.

UNO, Spades, Monopoly, Bingo, Wheel of Fortune are a few suggestions if you don’t already have your own to get you started.

4. Go to a Sauna

This is very relaxing for people who love to be warm and enjoy a tingly heat sensation.

Do this with a friend because if you become too comfortable you may forget you are in a sauna and may want to lay down. This could be dangerous so don’t fall asleep here.

Charlotte has cool affordable saunas in different facilities including fitness centers.

Speaking of the gym this brings up my next tip go to the gym.


5. Fitness Center

There's nothing like a 30-45 minute workout to get you feeling energized relaxed and like you accomplished something for your body.

Spend some time here at least three days out of the week and drink plenty of water eat apples and other healthy organic fruits and veggies to give your body what you need to produce your best workout. Your body will thank you later.

6. Detox from Social Media

We all feel the need to post highlight reels from our daily lives especially if we did something exciting, such as a boat ride, hiking, traveling or visiting an important beautiful site.

But studies have shown that it takes a toll on our mental physical and emotional health as it plays a pivotal role on our minds.

While doing this taking a break from this you can become better at organizing your life. You can plan fun trips, spending more time praying and meditating and also reading more books.

The great Eleanor Brown once said,

“When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others in a mighty way without being overwhelmed. You cannot serve from an empty vessel."

Practice more self care as it can be very rewarding for a long fulfilling life.



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Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams

Confidence is contagious. Catch it. Spread it.
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Being confident is the best thing you can be. Having confidence in yourself brings you so much happiness and takes you closer to accomplishing your dreams because believing "you can" is half of the battle.

"How I feel about myself is more important than how I look. Feeling confident, being comfortable in your skin, that's what really makes you beautiful." - Bobbi Brown

Remember that life is too short to do anything other than what you love. Don't waste your time comparing yourself to others, or even worse, tearing them down. Love and appreciate yourself as the gift that you are, because nothing would be the same if you didn't exist. Reflect on all of the people that love you and take the time to show them some love in return. Count your blessings and say thank you. Stop stressing the little things and relax.

So, what is confidence?

Confidence is...

believing in yourself and your abilities.

saying I can and I will.

self-love and self-respect.

speaking up when you have something to say.

feeling beautiful without needing someone to tell you.

standing up for what you believe in.

being a friend.

forgiveness.

putting yourself out there.

helping others see their own worth.

knowing you deserve the success you achieve.

spreading positivity.

never giving up.

inspiring others.

being proud of yourself and where you came from.

being a leader.

smiling.

having fears and facing them anyway.

Confidence is something worth spreading.

Be so confident that when others look at you they become confident too. You have the power to change your life at any time, be that person you've always wanted to be.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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The Scars That Are Left Behind: Part 2

Words hurt more than you could ever imagine.
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It blows my mind that people think two words can make everything okay. They think that just because they apologize, everything will be magically changed. Well, NEWS FLASH, "I'm sorry," doesn't change what you did. It never has and it never will.

See also: The Scars That Are Left Behind

I have sat on this for weeks. Thinking that maybe I would be okay with it. That maybe I was over reacting. That maybe what he said wasn't too bad. Well, it was bad, it was beyond hurtful, and I am not over it.

It was on Instagram, the social media of the angels and demons. A picture that was posted MONTHS before he even saw it. He also never followed me. He sought me out to post something so hurtful that nobody could ever say to another person's face, unless they are the most disgusting person alive.

Let's set the mood of the picture first. It was the last day of my summer beach trip with one of my best friends. We were having a great time, had a few drinks, and wanted to make sure that we documented how much fun we had that week. Honestly, we spent a good 20 minutes trying to get the perfect picture that we both loved. It was finally approved by both of us and it was good to go (cover photo is said picture).

Now fast forward roughly six months and somebody posted this comment: "amazing how you stomach fits in that even though it stretching it out." Thirteen words that changed me. I have spent a good portion of my life hating the way I looked until a couple of years ago. I finally accepted who I was and learned to be okay with it. Those words he typed from behind his phone screen absolutely ruined me. I look in the mirror and hate who I see, what I see. I don't see somebody who is confident in her looks, I don't see a 22 year-old woman who has gone through so much to get to where she is today, all I see is some disgusting human being. For days after his comment, I didn't eat, and if I did, I would excuse myself to expel every last bit of it from my body. I spent my nights crying myself to sleep. I made myself believe I didn't have a boyfriend and guys don't show interest in me because of the way that I look. I convinced myself that because he said it, it was true and everybody believed it. I still think people believe it and in all honesty, I still believe it.

Body image is a huge thing. It takes one person to ruin everything that somebody works for. The moment I read that comment, I was ruined. Sure I joked about it with my friends so they wouldn't see how bad it hurt me, but it did, it does, and I think it always will.

The next day, I mustered up enough courage to send him a message and this was our conversation:

Me: The fact that you think what you said was any kind of okay is a testament to who you are and how you were raised.You think that what you say will never matter and never hurt anybody, but your words have power. A young woman these days could spend days telling herself she is beautiful and it takes one person to ruin everything she has worked for. I don't know who you are, your gender, or anything at all except for the fact that you have ZERO regard for others.
Orlandofanpage44: sorry God bless you <3
Me: I sincerely hope you learn from this and NEVER think it is okay to treat a woman the way you treated me. Next time think how you would feel if somebody said those things about you, or better yet, your children. It may not make a difference if they were said to you, but imagine how your child would feel is somebody said those exact words about them. Think before you act. Watch what you say.

Since this conversation the person has since changed their username or just blocked me completely, but this isn't for them. It's for me to finally be free. Hoping and praying that maybe letting all of this out, will somehow free me of all doubt and hatred towards myself.

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