Self-Care Sunday: The Tools to Help You Improve Your Body and Mind
Self-care is the conscious act of taking care of the physical, emotional and mental self. For thousands of years, religions have played a role in self-care by not only giving us a framework for mental strength through prayer but also by giving us a physical break with the rituals of days like the Sabbath or Sunday church. Self-reflective practices seen in mediation, prayer or journaling have now become data-driven with tools that can help us improve our minds through self-awareness not only on Sundays, but every day.
What is self-care?
We all need to take care of ourselves in order to function properly in our daily lives, both when we are healthy and when we are sick. Self-care is not a new concept, though it has gained popularity in recent years. Socrates is credited with starting the self-care movement in ancient Greece, although taking care of oneself and one’s loved ones has been the norm since human beings first emerged on the planet. As the twenty-first century has progressed, society has become more receptive to investing time and effort to care for our minds not just on Sundays, but every day. A life of self-care is perhaps the most direct path to happiness and productivity. Thus, consider the three actions below to assist you with self-care.
1. Look after you body with AI fitness apps
Know how your body feels 24/7 by paying attention to the physical signals. Eat foods that nourish your body with vitamin and mineral foods. Keeping yourself fit through fitness is also considered a good method to take care of your mind and body. Since there is no one-fits-all exercise, AI is especially helpful here. Based on your specific exercise abilities and goals AI apps like Freeletics and FitnessAI prescribe workouts by taking input from fitness experts. Whether you are an absolute beginner or advanced AI estimates what you should be able to do, and pushes you to achieve it. Some AI fitness apps like Aaptiv coach have recommendations for nutrition that focus on the diet or food ingredients. Learn about how AI-based fitness apps can help you in a recent episode of the TechFirst podcast.
2. Take care of your emotions
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been in the news for the past few months and it is going to be the voice of the future for several reasons. Psychology is on the right track to using AI to gauge the mood of a person, what affects the mood and how to heal. Apps like Mind Bank Ai act as a mobile companion that help you self-care through self reflection.
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3. Take care of your mind
We now have tools that can help us improve our thoughts, feelings, and bodies by applying simple habits. These include mindfulness, being purposeful, figuring out what you value in life, focusing your thoughts, journaling, and more. You can even start by setting a purposeful intention each morning and checking in with yourself regularly. Similarly, you could explore meaningful relationships with ourselves, naturally, intentionally, and simply. To learn all about this, subscribe to Simple Self-Care Podcast on iTunes.
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