Not Feeling Your Best? Wellness Tips For POC
For every human being, the last few years have been difficult, to say the least. That is especially true for POC. The pandemic, police brutality, and continued racism have been major sources of stress within our communities.
It’s no wonder why we aren’t feeling our best. It seems as if on every turn, we are dealt another crappy hand that tests our resiliency and well-being. As POC, we are constantly dealing with things we shouldn’t have to.
If you are feeling worn out, tired, and overwhelmed, you aren’t alone. Many of us are. We are equal parts rage with feeling numb over it all. It really is emotionally taxing.
With everything going on, you may wonder if there is a way to feel more emotionally equipped to deal with it all. And the good news, there is.
Wellness Tips For POC
Avoiding The Media When Anxious
We don’t have to constantly stay tuned to the news to know the injustices our community faces.
It’s everywhere. In our lives. The lives of our spouses. Our children.
It’s important to stay aware of what is going on – to be sure. However, we all need a break from it from time to time. You can focus on putting your own mental health first by making conscious efforts each day to just not be on social media. Or to aimlessly flip through the news channels. It will give your brain a break from feeling overtly anxious and allow you to focus on the present moment and what you can control.
Exercise And Work On Your Diet
Little focus is ever put on POC and their physical well-being. While it has gotten better through representation of celebrities, athletes, and social media influencers, it’s nowhere near perfect.
Our community is one of the most underserved when it comes to physical and mental health, alike. It’s time we start changing the narrative. We do have control over our lives and our health. So if you aren’t feeling your best, try to do somethings that can make you feel better.
You don’t have to get up and run a marathon. But maybe try going for a walk around the block or changing some eating habits in small ways. You don’t have to climb Mount Rushmore to realize the benefits of being physically active.
Check In With One Another
Let’s start having real conversations with each other. If you are struggling with the way things are, you can almost guarantee that others in your life are as well.
We keep so much bottled up inside of us. We talk about sports, and events, music, and so much more – but are we really having the conversations that matter? The pieces of our lives that we bring together and try to make sense of? To help you with your well-being, let’s help uplift other people. Talk about what’s bothering you. Not only with world events but what you have going on in your personal life, too. It’s not taboo to care about one another and sometimes, we are all we have.
Small Moments Of Self-Care
You can’t pour from an empty cup. And you can’t help change the narrative if you aren’t working on your own. Self-care is so important, no matter your racial background.
Do small things each day just for you. Whether that is reading a book, journaling, or meditating.
Talk To A Therapist
When the whole world feels like it is crashing down around you, you can take small steps to begin healing and finding inner peace. The world may deal us a crappy hand at times, but that doesn’t mean we have to take it.
Sometimes, the greatest thing we can do for ourselves and our community is to work on ourselves, first. If you are struggling with issues such as depression or anxiety, therapy can help. Let’s connect today so we can see how we can help you.