I use at least three of these practices daily, but on the days that I feel off, and things aren’t going the way I want them to or I get thrown a curve ball, I reach for my wellness tools a little more and use them very intentionally. It can be pretty easy to stand in the faith and flow of life when things are flowing according to your plan, but it’s when the going gets tough that we truly need to lean on our tools.
As one of my mentors says: “This is what we practice for”. When you meditate every day, this becomes your go-to when you are having a tough day because it’s already part of your routine. When I’m having a particularly difficult day I will often meditate multiple times throughout the day just to keep myself centered and reduce my anxiety. The same principle goes with journaling, movement or any of your self-care practices. I have found that if we continually practice self-care when things are going well, they will be there for you when you need to lean on them during the challenging days.