Happy Tuesday my beautiful people, welcome back to my channel. It’s Keara. And if you clicked on this video, you already know what I’m gonna be talking about This is a video all about caring for yourself, self care when you have anxiety and/or depression but these are also just general self-care tips that I use on a regular basis that even if I’m not experiencing anxiety or depression, I still use these things A lot of you guys have said that you’re really stressed right now and You know, struggling with mental illness, and I totally get you Because I’m in the exact same boat right now The past couple of weeks have been probably the hardest few weeks of this year and even of last year A lot of changes have been happening – good and bad changes That I’ve had to deal with When big changes happen in your life, sometimes your mental health can go wonky So in this video, I’m gonna show you all the things I do to keep my mental health in check, show myself love and make my mental health a priority If you enjoy this type of video from me make sure you like it up folks comment below what you want to see next, comment below anything and Subscribe to my channel if you like my content, hit the notification bell so that you get uploaded– Why do I keep saying that!? Hit the notification bell so you get notified every time I upload and let’s get on into the tips When I’m feeling anxious, something that really grounds me is doing a combination of stretching and deep breathing It’s kind of similar to yin yoga where you hold poses for a couple minutes at a time But I do my own version of it with the stretches I love doing So just find a quiet space, grab some comfy clothes and a yoga mat. I usually like starting out with some Sun Salutations And continue with the stretches I’m doing here The trick is really drawing out your inhales and exhales and focusing solely on your breath This practice brings a lot of oxygen to your muscles, organs and brain. After doing this I always feel like I can breathe way deeper and I feel super refreshed. You should try it! Something else that really boosts my energy and kicks depression in the bum is exercising. Sometimes when you’re depressed, you don’t want to even get out of bed So this will sound like a difficult task, but once you do it, you’ll feel so much better You can go for a run outside and get some fresh air or go to the gym, ride a bike, do some yoga Find a workout video on YouTube that you can do at home Exercising boosts the serotonin levels in your body which are happy chemicals that just boost your mood With that being said, this video is sponsored by Fabletics, which is literally my favorite athletic wear or athleisure brand Ever. 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I ranted on my Instagram story the other day about these new camo printed leggings These ones that I just got and they’re PowerHold leggings So they suck in my waist and just hug my booty so well These are the first leggings that I found that actually flatter my figure so well So yeah, if you want to go pick up some PowerHold leggings, then go and do that with my custom URL Another thing that I love to do is read. I read a lot of mindset and self-help books. The one I’m actually rereading for the second time is called Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Wayne Dyer. I highly highly recommend this book It has totally changed my perception of what is possible for me He talks about how to access the manifesting powers within you, your connection to the divine and create the life you’ve always dreamed of having It’s honestly life-changing guys One of my favorite self-care activities to do is meditation, I know it’s hard sometimes to get into meditating So sometimes guided meditations are easiest when starting out I use the free app Insight Timer almost every night. It has guided meditations, a full built-in meditation timer, calming music binaural beats that change your brainwave frequency and literally everything else. Find a quiet space where you can be alone You can sit on a cushion, light some candles or burn incense Meditating is great for quieting your anxious and intrusive thoughts. It definitely takes practice so don’t be bummed out when you can’t quite quiet your mind for the first few times Like the fact that you’re actively trying to improve yourself is what counts, so keep working at it Another thing I love doing especially when I’m by myself and in a bad mood is to turn on some fun, upbeat music that makes you dance and just like go crazy I’ve been super into this artist called Maggie Rogers lately. This song I’m listening to right now is “Light On” Her whole album “Heard it in a Past Life” is freaking amazing All her songs are super spiritual and have a positive message too. I love her so much. Something else I love doing is journaling. This forces the anxious thoughts in your head out of there and onto paper You can either do free writing and write about literally anything that comes to mind You can be creative with it by writing a poem or a story or a song A tool I use every morning and night is the 5 minute journal. I actually got it on Amazon It’s a quick daily journal with writing prompts to follow when maybe you don’t know what to write This starts and concludes every day with a feeling of gratitude and motivation for me The last and probably most common self-care tip that I love doing is taking a hot bath I also sometimes meditate in the bath. Just make sure you don’t fall asleep while doing it You can drop some essential oils like lavender into your bath, light candles, turn on a Himalayan salt lamp This will detoxify your physical body and mind at the same time. You can also do a face mask These are some face masks I love doing and have used in the past So those are all of the things that I like to do when I’m feeling anxious or depressed Or just things I like to do on a regular basis to make myself feel good and to raise my vibrational frequency. So I wanted to make this video for you guys and share my personal tips And if this video helped you in any way, I really want to know, comment below. I can’t wait to see your guys comments And don’t forget if you want to grab two pairs of leggings for $24 Which is a $99 value by the way Click that link in my description box and I want to see those cute leggings on you and Go to the gym with those cute leggings or stretch or do yoga or do something that makes you feel good Alright, that is all for today. I’ll see you next week! Bye!