Everything's been pretty overwhelming lately.
As someone who's generally kind of anxious, I've been feeling a lot of tension and unease lately. It's been tough to deal with.
To ground myself, I've been turning to a few habits and tips that I've mostly picked up through trial and error.
But before getting into them, I just want to say that if you're feeling guilty about allowing yourself some time for self-care right now, again, you're not alone.
Remember that by taking care of your own mental health, you're helping all the other causes you're trying to pour yourself into right now, too.
I know anxiety and fear can feel all-encompassing. But when you don't take care of your own mental health first, it can feel like you're climbing a never-ending hill, fighting multiple battles at the same time.
Think of the safety message announced at the beginning of flights: Should an emergency occur, put on your own oxygen mask first before helping anyone else. Likewise, you can help others best when you've helped yourself first.