A couple of weeks ago, I came across a Facebook post about being “fake busy.” It says fake busy is when you pretend to be busy by working on useless things rather than important things and being productive. I couldn’t agree more.
In a world that constantly challenges us to be the best version of ourselves, it’s easy to get caught up with the “hustle 24/7” mentality. When our lives are filled with noise and chaos, we become easily stressed and burned out, which affects not only our physical health but also our mental health.
Don’t get me wrong. Hustling is good. It’s important to hustle for your goals. But when does hustling become detrimental to your health? When you get consumed by it that you no longer have time for yourself.
I am a firm believer in self-care practices. Prioritizing your health allows you to nurture your mind, body, and soul so you can restore your energy and be more productive. It all comes down to finding the balance between moving forward and taking a step back to relax and recalibrate.
On top of regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, drinking water, and getting enough sleep, here are five more self-care practices that I do regularly to boost my overall health.
Dealing with anxiety is like having little voices inside your head. They control your thoughts and play with your emotions. As you listen to these voices, you start worrying endlessly and for no reason. Suddenly, your chest tightens, your breathing becomes quicker, you feel lightheaded as your body starts to tremble. I should know because I have been suffering from anxiety for as long as I can remember.
As an overthinker, I always find myself in a deep thought spiral. As John Green says in his book Turtles All The Way Down, “The thing about a spiral is if you follow it inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely”.
In other words, an anxiety spiral is when a random negative thought pops into your head, and you follow it, get consumed by it, until more unpleasant thoughts lead to another, and before you know it, you have gone into a spiral.
As someone who doesn’t know how to drive, I have always relied on taxi cabs to take me to places where I need to go, especially when I am in a hurry. Now that I am living more than an hour away from downtown Davao, it has become a bit more challenging to commute, especially when my husband is not around to drive for me. Thankfully, Grab Philippines is always there to come to my rescue. I can easily book a cab and wait for my ride outside of my doorstep – so convenient and hassle-free.
Also, not only does Grab save me from my commuting problems, but Grab Food also saves our hungry tummies when I’m not in the mood to cook. It’s safe to say that I am one happy Grab subscriber and I couldn’t be happier that this ride-hailing service is available for us Davaoeños.
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Like everybody else, I am one of those people who got sucked into the world of K-drama during the quarantine. Although I’ve been a fan of Korean movies ever since My Sassy Girl and have been watching Korean series every now and then, it was only last year that I started binge-watching K-dramas, all thanks to NetFlix.
This list is going to take forever if I include every single series that I love, so I figured I’ll just narrow it down to Medical K-drama. These types of series are some of my favorites to watch because, once upon a time I studied Nursing and my fascination for hospital action and medical practices is still there even if I am a non-practicing nurse.
If you are a fan a Grey’s Anatomy and Dr.House, here are some of the best Medical K-dramas you should watch.