Take Care

Image via @inmind4u, Instagram

Image via @inmind4u, Instagram

By: Lauren Broussard, Co Founder, The Memo

No matter your political affiliation, we all have to admit that this election cycle has been…different. My family and I have found ourselves glued to the TV, at the expense of both our sleep and our sanity. Some suggest that this election cycle could be making us sick. (No, seriously.)

In addition to the election, we have so much going on in our daily lives. We each have different things vying for our time and attention: There’s to-do lists to tackle. Multiple jobs to juggle. Friends we’ve been neglecting. Research to do. New hobbies to pick up. That workout schedule you swore you’d start two weeks ago. A mess to pick up somewhere. A cold to get over. A promotion to get. A salary to negotiate. Travel to plan. Children to care for. Telemarketers to dodge. New music to catch up on. Networking to do. Loved ones to spend time with. Emails to reply to. A glass ceiling to break.

As we all try to stay sane and healthy through this season (did I mention it’s also cold and flu season?), we need to consider self-care.

What are you doing to take care of yourself?

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Disconnect: Social media can be great for catching up with friends, or keeping up with news, but we’ve all been in that never ending scroll cycle. Take some time to unplug – from social media, the constant barrage of emails, texts, tweets, and "doing it for the 'gram."

  2. Take some time to get more sleep.

  3. Practice Healthier Habits Be intentional about eating healthier. Make regular visits to the doctor. Take your vitamins, girl! Or, try going on a walk.

  4. Read your favorite book, or get lost in some good music. Solange’s new music and the Hamilton soundtrack are both still on heavy rotation for me.

  5. Reach out to the people that help you feel like your best self. This could be trusted family, friends, a therapist, etc. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

What would you add to this list? Let us know.

Here's to a great week, ladies. Take Care.