Amid our bustling digital world, where screens light up our lives and virtual connections flourish, it’s vital to take a moment to pause, reflect and prioritize our well-being.
And in the spirit of Internet Self-Care Day, we want you to join us in a sort of a #ECTself-carechallenge where every day of this week, we will be sharing some of our favorite self-care practices and maybe trying out new ones (as suggested by you).
If you don’t have the time to curate an internet self-care routine for yourself (don’t worry, we know, busy is the word of the year), these wellness reads might help you get started.
To start you off:
Every new generation of Black women faces different challenges (or sometimes the same issues wrapped in new packages), which affect their mental health. However, according to studies conducted by the Columbia University Department Of Psychiatry, only one in every three Black women receives the needed help…Keep Reading
Those who’d rather listen to something that helps keep them calm:
Imagine this. You just killed it on a work project. Your boss promises to give you a huge pay rise or even bump you up to management. Everyone in the firm is proud of you and glad to have you on the team.
You should celebrate this. Probably even buy yourself that car you’ve been eyeing. But somehow, somewhere deep within, there’s a niggling sense screaming, telling you you’re not worthy of the praise, the pay rise, or even a promotion…More Here
For some, dark and morbid shows are the way to go:
Hand ups if you’re that friend in the group who can’t stop talking about the Bill Cosby scandal, Elizabeth Holmes and her “deep voice,” Anna Sorokin and how she managed to scam brilliant people, and everything Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy…Keep Reading
Babes who’ve been feeling out of touch with their feminine energy:
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when discussing feminine energy?
For me, it’s my grandmother and how she taught us to live, breathe, and sleep femininity. You always have to be clean, elegant, and proper. You should be eloquent but not loud, sensual but not sexual, coy but not vulgar. You should walk confidently, let your partner play the hero occasionally, and always have pretty shoes….More Here
‘Em girlies feeling a little unmotivated and unproductive lately:
Being productive in today’s fast-paced world isn’t easy.
Countless distractions are vying for our attention, so maintaining high productivity can seem like an uphill battle.
The good news is that you can identify and eliminate certain counterproductive habits.
This will make a tangible difference in your productivity levels.
Below, let’s look at some habits you should ditch to make your productivity skyrocket.
What Are New Moon and Full Moon Rituals? The Spiritual Healing Technique Helping Us Manifest Our Dreams
Across many cultures, moon rituals have played an important role in spiritual celebrations and devotions.
Babes who don’t even get time to go see a therapist (or can’t afford one – the economy is shit):
These days, more and more people are going for therapy and embracing the fact that your life doesn’t have to be falling apart to go in for a session.
However, even with the destigmatization of mental health (especially in the Black, Latina, and Asian communities) and influencers raising awareness on the importance of therapy, some people are still unwilling to spend a big buck to talk to a stranger about their problems. Even the idea of being vulnerable and letting your demons known to said stranger gives some people major chills.
Which brings us to TikTok’s recent invention – the therapy dupe trend
Those who just need a product or two to help them feel like their energetic old selves:
In this Week of Me, all we want you to do is take care of yourself. And obviously, that means that a little me time is in order. And who, other than your favorite celebrities to inspire your self-care routine?
Ahead, some of the wellness and beauty products celebrities, entertainers, and social influencers use when they finally get a moment alone. P.S.: These must-haves are surprisingly good and affordable
And those who feel better after skipping, working those quads, or yoga:
Staying fit is so much easier when you have others there to help motivate you. And while it be so nice to have a supportive group of friends and family pushing you every step of the way, sometimes our biggest source of inspiration is a relatable influencer whose journey resonates with us.
There are tons of women out there pushing other women to be their best selves every day, but there’s really nothing like a fellow Black woman encouraging other Black women to stay on track.
A little bonus:
Nope. It’s not just you: we’re living in one of the most stressful era.
That’s why you need a solid self-care routine to keep your you-know-what together.
And if you already have one, you might have to shake it up a little because when you start going through your rituals and routines mindlessly, you lose the most vital aspect of any wellness practice: paying attention to your body…Keep Reading
Stay connected and take care,
The ECT Team
P.S. Don’t forget to share your insights and experiences with us on [social media handle] using the hashtag #ECTInternetSelfCareChallenge!