This week has been a stressful one!
It’s been one of those weeks where there’s just so much to do that it scares me. I get overwhelmed and start to panic. How on Earth am I going to get everything done?!
The answer: I won’t. But, it’s not because I’m an unproductive, terrible human. It’s because it’s humanly impossible to get it all done. I’ve placed unrealistic expectations on myself. There I go again, setting myself up for failure. And then the cycle of negative thinking starts.
It’s been this kind of week for me, but today I say no more. It’s mid-week, and I’ll be darned if I let this week go any further in this negative state of mind. I’m choosing to do something about it.
As much as I attempt to make my mental health a priority, it doesn’t always happen. I, like many others, can get easily caught up in the day’s stressors. But I, also like many others, have learned that the longer I neglect my mental health, the closer to burnout I reach. And coming from someone who’s experienced the depths of burnout, it’s not somewhere I plan to go again anytime soon!
Today, I’m choosing to take a mental breather and show myself some self-love. And what better way to calm my anxious mind than with a little yoga. I do love me some yoga!
These days it couldn’t be easier to practice yoga from the comfort of your home. There are so many awesome videos available online to follow along with. They come in different lengths and levels of experience, so you’re bound to find some that totally suit your needs.
Read more: Using Yoga to Relieve the Symptoms of Depression // healthline.com
So, you with me? Are you choosing to love yourself a lil more today by making your mental health a priority? Yes? Yay! I know I could always use a self-love buddy! 🙂
Without further ado, let’s get into some yoga!
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8 Yoga For Mental Health Videos + Bonus Breathing Exercise:
#1. Yoga For Anxiety and Stress // Yoga With Adriene
#2. Yoga for Anxiety and Stress (15 minute Yoga) Relaxing Yoga Routine // Sarah Beth Yoga
#3. Yin Yoga for Stress & Anxiety Relief – Yoga for Beginners // Yoga with Kassandra
#4. Yoga For Depression // Yoga With Adriene
#5. Yoga For Relaxation – Stress Relief & Anxiety Management // YOGATX
#6. Yoga For Stress, Anxiety and Depression // Kat Tillinghast
#7. 5-Minute Yoga/Meditation: Calm Your Anxiety // Beyoutifulliving
#8. Yoga For Stress Relief – Beginners Flow for Stress & Anxiety Relief // YOGATX
[BONUS] #9. 3 Yoga Breathing Exercises for Anxiety // Caren Baginski