Hey sis, how are you? If you are reading this, we feel you. It’s too noisey right now and everywhere you look, your thoughts get consumed in the chaos of the world. We need you to thrive and survive. You can do that by unplugging. You matter first before anything else. Please take time for yourself. Fill your own cup, nourish your body, feed your spirit and most importantly, breathe.

Here are 9 ways you can unplug right now.

1. Start the day with yourself

It’s essential to slot time in for yourself the minute you wake up. Nobody else is more important than you. Give yourself space to breathe and connect with YOU. Take a few minutes to breathe. Find a good morning routine, don’t forget to eat a good breakfast. Here’s 3 breakfast ideas:

2. Turn off the news

Watching the news is super overwhelming. Sis if you find youself becoming anxious, turn it off for as long as you would like. When ready, watch it again and pay careful attention to how it makes you feel. Remember, you are in control.

3. Read an empowering book

Start the day by reading a chapter a day of an empowering book. This can uplift you and put positive, empowering thoughts and ideas into your head. Please understand the power of your subconscious mind. It creates your reality. Feed your mind with the world you want to create. Here are a few book recommendations:

4. Journal your thoughts

Let’s be real. The chaos of life causes us to stuff down many of the pressures, frustrations and dissatisfaction of the day. This weighs down on our physical, emotional and mental well-being. Sis, take 10 minutes or more everyday to write out what’s on your mind. Let it come out. Nobody is going to read it. Once you clear the junk, clarity has space to speak its wisdom to you. Also, take time to write what you’re grateful for each day.

5. Watch your favorite movie

What do you love to watch? Dive into some positivity and watch something that brings you happiness, joy and laughter. Keep your spirit up!

6. Cook a delicious meal

There’s something about cooking and eating a good meal. What are your favorite recipes? Go for the ones that make you feel good on the inside and out.

7. Get off social media

Social media is non-stop, especially now. Do yourself a favor and disconnect. Take a positive step that can add to your happiness and productivity.

8. Meditate

Eliminate the noise. Sometimes all you need is to meditate. Understand that meditation can be done in many ways. Find out which way works best for you and your lifestyle. The point of meditation is to train your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. You can use it to increase awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Do what puts you at ease.

9. Take a nap 

Sis, did you know that napping has many benefits? It can boost your mood, ease your stress and keep you alert. Got 20 minutes to spare? Take advantage on your break!

What are other ways you unplug?