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

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 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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The Greatest Lesson KC & The Sunshine Band Taught Me

A simple song that led me to one of the greatest revelations of this year

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself are altered" -Nelson Mandela

This Christmas break, as I was rocking out to KC & The Sunshine Band, dancing and cooking breakfast, it struck me how different that picture would have looked four years ago. Where now there is dancing and laughter, there once was anxiety and sadness. The same kitchen where my plate sat on the counter, is the same counter I sat on the first time I ever cut myself. It's funny how things work out. I remember when my parents found out, the look of fear on their faces as they drove me to a counseling center. I remember the worry in their voices as I confessed my mind was consumed by thoughts of not wanting to be alive anymore. Every day was filled with a darkness so heavy I could barely hold myself up.

I've always hated clichés, so when people told me that there was a "light at the end of the tunnel," "thing would get better," "everything is going to be okay," I wanted to scream. I didn't recognize myself anymore. I constantly fought the urge to resort back to my destructive habits.

I am not here to condone self-harm, but at the time I believed it was the only thing I could do to feel better--to feel alive. I didn't want attention. I just wanted to feel something other than the emotional torture I was putting myself through. I hated myself and those thoughts festered into a lifestyle that was destructive and unhealthy. It's something I still struggle with. I still get depressed.

I still fight my urges to self-harm, but now I know that there are so many other ways to find peace--to cope with brokenness. I go to counseling, I confide in both my parents and friends. I am open and honest with myself. There's another quote by Nelson Mandela that has stuck with me the last few years, " As I walked out the door towards the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn't let go of my bitterness and hatred, I'd still be in prison."

I knew if I didn't learn to let go of all the circumstances that led me to where I was, I would never break the cycle. I would continue to live in a constant state of misery. I choose to continue walking towards my gate. I choose to laugh and dance in the kitchen to some seriously funky music. I choose to take it a day at a time.

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Know Your Worth At All Costs

​Never envy a person you believe is worth more than you. Instead, why not see that everyone is priceless in their own little confused ways?

I learned this one through the hardest ways anybody could possibly imagine. The world is cruel enough, and if you’re not prepared for it, it's a heart-wrenching truth will swallow you up like a bug.

I would not have been driven to be a writer this intensely if it weren’t for my own experiences that I have saved myself in each and every limited time I had. Why save yourself?

Why the hell not? You are here. You made it this far after all of that hard work you put into for the sake of pleasing one who does not listen, acknowledge your attributes, nor provide you with any wise insights. You are only getting wiser.

I know, it’s hard. It’s hard being the person who always gives and never takes. It’s hard being the person who always cares to make anyone’s day, being male or female, with a simple compliment. When you genuinely mean it, some may fail to see it.

I always make sure that whenever I go to the store, any clerk I meet is always perceived as a hardworking person in my eyes. When I was a little girl, I would always expect a smile from a cashier. I would judge them based on whether they’d bag my candy, or smile and hand it to me.

Of course, I got my way at the time. I still do at times feel the world owes me things, but its an even better feeling when you are working hard to make your life easier, right?

Growing up, even in this scenario, I learned that no one will ever hand me things or praise me. Therefore, you have to make it happen for yourself. Now, I never want to let another person’s deep stare affect my worries.

They will always stare, and we will always feel there is someone watching us. To all my experiences in the past, it is always wise to be aware of what you, as well as others in your past, are capable of. It is important to be mindful of your deepest sorrows in life to dodge more heading your way. Just know that it is our innate fears that save us in this bloodsucking world.

I’m not saying that you have to live your entire life in only fear, where you are afraid to even leave the house. Believe me, I have been there so many times, even recently. Loneliness is basically the element to depression.

It’s an awful feeling and you do not deserve to keep reminiscing about your decisions about leaving the ones that you have unknowingly been walked over several times. In turn, you will find better people who want what’s best for you. But first, appreciate how brave you are for every awful experience you have overcome. Hiding is only going to make you even more afraid of moving on.

Moreover, fear is only meant for us to make cautious decisions while remembering the other ones we find were not so well thought out in the past. Don’t blame yourself or others. Just remember what you’ve been through. With doing so, you will soon begin to gain more self-confidence in yourself as well as a positive outlook on the world.

Keep inspiring us with your amplified soul.

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