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5 Ways to be Gentle with Yourself Today

Today I want to show you 5 things to help you be gentle with yourself this week. I know it is easy to push your emotion aside but allowing yourself to be gentle and feel what you are going through will allow your body to feel more at peace and move past that funky feeling. So, here are 5 things you can do to be gentle with yourself this week. 

Slow Cleaning 

I know it can be easy to make your apartment a mess. However, when you get up to clean, do not be in a rush. Take all the time you need to clean up your area and create a welcoming enviroment for yourself. 

Gentle Music 

Music is therapy in itself. Feel free to listen and dance to your favorite songs no matter what they are. I know that when I am feeling at war with myself, I play more alternative soft music to ease the tension I am feeling. 

Make the Aroma Cozy 

The aroma in your apartment can sometimes lead to you feeling gross inside. Therefore, I always but my favorite scented oil in my aroma diffuser to fill the air with the scent. I also burn incense to make my apartment hold that cozy boho vibe that I love so much. These scents could be anything that make you feel a little bit more at peace with yourself. 

Bath / Shower 

The feeling of actually being clean is something you could never beat. Feel free to take as long of a bath or shower that you want. This will allow your body to release tension and soak in all the goodness that being surrounded in warm water brings. I always bring a few candles in the bathroom with me as well, they make the ambiance in the room a little more cozy. Also, if you feel that you want to, turn off the lights and allow the candles or a small lamp to be the light that fills the space in your bathroom. The dim lighted room will also make you feel a little more at peace with yourself and give you the comfort to cry or just be in that moment with yourself and relax. 

Reflection 

Use anytime that you have to yourself to reflect on the things you have been feeling and allow yourself to feel them. We all go through different emotions and suppressing them is not a healthy way to cope. Journal, pray, sit in silence, meditate, just allow yourself to feel the emotions you have been feeling and this will allow your body to recognize and move past them. 

I hope learning a few ways to be gentle with yourself this week really allowed you to reflect and plan to practice these things. I know I try to be gentle with my self atleast one week out of the month. This allows me to become a better version of myself and I hope it does the same for you. 

Heyyyo. My name is Bryce Payne and I am one of the founders for Her Campus at Mississippi State University. I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Print and Digital Journalism! I love working with others and going out with friends to relieve stress. Feel free to email me at brycemegan00@gmail.com. Have a great day!! XOXO
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