Living and working in a city like New York, the hustle and grind can become quickly exhausting and overwhelming to the point where we know all too well what it feels like to miss a meal, to forget to hydrate, and ultimately, to forget to take care of our body and mind – the very ‘thing’ that allows us to do what we do. I am quite easily susceptible to the adverse effects of forgetting about myself, thus I am continuously finding new ways to take time to cater to my health. Whether it be in forms of meditation, breathing exercises, taking vitamins, or simply reminding myself to drink more water, each of these little acts add up throughout the day. And I must admit, it is still a work in progress for me.
Lately, I’ve been noticing some changes about my body and health and it hasn’t been the good kind. I attribute these changes to stress and bouts of anxiety, something I had always dealt with on and off since teenage-hood. So I knew I had to do something about it and stick to it. Meditation, although in theory and in reality is absolutely amazing for the mind and soul, you know as well as I do that it is quite difficult to dedicate 5-10 minutes of it a day. Mindful breathing helps when I’m feeling overwhelmed. But I wanted to do something more… something that begins with the internal and benefits the external.
So I decided to try Care/of – a personalized service that sends you supplements each month but what’s unique about it besides the tailored supplements to what your body really needs is that the supplements comes in ultra convenient daily packets. Perfect to take on the go, during travel, or even as a more fun way to remind yourself to take the correct dosage for the day – I find the packets to be extremely useful and have become reminders for me in itself. You’ve probably experienced spending quite a bit on a bottle full of vitamins and a few months later realizing you never even opened it – I’m definitely guilty of this…on multiple occasions. So to be able to take a packet (which has interesting tidbits and says “Hi Linh” – so cute! – on one side), slip it into my bag, and leave for the day is a reassuring feeling in the sense that I know my money is going towards something I actually consume and that my health is benefitting from this decision as well. Over time, you’re actually saving money through this service than spending on a plethora of vitamin bottles.
It is such an easy way to incorporate self-care into your daily routine. I want to emphasize how big of a difference it makes to know you’ve done something meaningful and good for yourself. It can change your attitude and perspective because I truly believe that a healthy mind and body makes you feel like anything is possible. And one of the things I’d like to talk and share more about is what we provide our bodies with – the energy, the stamina, the strength to hustle and grind in your career, at the gym, wherever you find yourself, wherever you decide to put your energy into.
I’ve learned the best thing you can do for yourself is to invest in yourself… and that starts with investing in the health of your mind, body, and soul.
Try it out for yourself and let me know your thoughts!