What’s Your Self-Care Routine?

Happy Tuesday! I want to know what you’re doing to take care of yourself right now. What’s your self-care routine when you’re stressed & anxious? First, I’d like to define self-care, because I’m the biggest nerd & I want to clarify that even though this can include a hot bath, it’s much more than that:⠀

“the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.”⠀
“the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being & happiness, in particular during periods of stress.”⠀

See, it’s not just some foofoo word, it’s much more; and I currently can’t think of a period of time that’s more stressful than mandatory social distancing due to a global pandemic!⠀

I break self-care routines, for myself & my clients, into 3 main categories: mental, emotional & physical. A lot of the techniques overlap; getting outside can improve your mental & emotional wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing; exercise can improve your physical well being & your emotional & mental wellbeing; so I’ve grouped them all together below 👇🏽 ⠀

😊Meditation ⠀
😊Breathwork ⠀
😊Talk it out – You can do this w/ a licensed therapist, a registered coach like myself, or a friend/family member⠀
😊Stream of conscious writing ⠀
😊Get outside⠀
😊Exercise⠀
😊Get enough sleep⠀
😊Hydrate⠀
😊Nutritious, healthy diet⠀
😊Socialize – This is hard right now, you have to be creative! Use FaceTime, Houseparty or Zoom. There are so many tools available to help us keep in touch with loved ones. We need to social distance, NOT social isolate ❤️⠀
😊Rest/unwind – This is a must! You have to find time to hit the reset button & unwind⠀
😊Treat yourself – This is where the bath, face mask & pampering come in. ⠀
😊 Miscellaneous activity – Paint, bake, cook, play a game, watch a movie, beach, picnic, vacation, etc.⠀

Obviously you can’t do all of these in one day, but it’s my go-to list to pick from. Ideally, some of these should be part of your daily routine, like hydrating, getting enough sleep & eating healthy. Pepper in a few of the other things each day to have a balanced mental, emotional & physical self-care routine. ⠀

Your turn, what’s your go-to self-care routine 🤗❤️

PS: For the entire month of April I am offering new clients the opportunity to pay what you can for virtual coaching sessions in meditation, mindfulness, breathwork & yoga. Now more than ever we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves both physically & mentally. I’d love to help you through this incredibly hard time. You can sign up for your FREE consultation below. Be well & take care of each other ❤️

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

Photo by: @jessicaczarneckiphoto


My pandemic do’s & don’ts… What are yours?


In addition to limiting the amount of negative news I digest & keeping track of what I’m grateful for, I’m also keeping a list of promises I’ve made to myself during this challenging time. I look at this list EVERY DAY! It’s there to remind me what my do’s & don’ts are while traversing the ups & downs of this pandemic. What do’s & don’ts have you implemented to keep yourself physically & mentally healthy during COVID? Let me know in the comments👇🏽Here’s my list ❤️⁠⠀
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DO:⁠⠀
👍🏽 Move your body for a minimum of 10 minutes per day⁠⠀
👍🏽 Continue to eat healthy⁠⠀
👍🏽Stay in touch with friends & family – Especially those who are living alone⁠⠀
👍🏽 At least 1 mindfulness exercise per day for a minimum of 10 minutes – Breathwork, meditation, etc.⁠⠀
👍🏽 Keep your brain active; read, puzzles, draw, play games, etc.⁠⠀
👍🏽 Brain dump every morning & every night before you go to bed – This is basically just stream of conscious writing in my journal – I set a timer for 3-5 minutes depending on how much time I have and I don’t stop waiting until the timer goes off⁠⠀
👍🏽 Get ready @ least 3 days per week – I do my hair and makeup like I’m going out & it feels SO good! It’s all about mindset!⁠⠀
👍🏽 Get outside!⁠⠀
👍🏽 Think about what you’re most looking forward to when this is over ⁠⠀
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DON’T:⁠⠀
🚫 Over do it with news⁠⠀
🚫 Get lazy⁠⠀
🚫 Forget there are ways to be social without being physically social – Houseparty, Zoom, etc.⁠⠀
🚫 Eat like crap ⁠⠀
🚫 Find yourself in a web of complaints & feeling sorry for yourself. You’re luckier than most! ⁠⠀
🚫 But also, don’t shove your feelings down either – It’s okay to not be okay – Just don’t allow yourself to live there for too long⁠⠀
🚫 Forget about your practice – Continue to do yoga, meditation, breathwork, mindfulness ⁠⠀
🚫 Focus only on the bad things that are happening⁠⠀
🚫 Develop bad habits – Mainly don’t be a couch potato⁠⠀
🚫 Smother your boyfriend or your pets, lol :)⁠

For the entire month of April I am offering new clients the opportunity to pay what you can for virtual coaching sessions in meditation, mindfulness, breathwork & yoga. Now more than ever we need to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves both physically & mentally. I’d love to help you through this incredibly hard time. You can sign up for your FREE consultation below. Be well & take care of each other ❤️

Book a session today! You may fill out our contact form, call us at 323-849-0039 or shoot us an email jenna@yoginest.com

Photo: @jessicaczarneckiphoto ⁠

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