SELF-LOVE ≠ SELFISH
Self-care is anything you do that helps to maintain your physical, mental or emotional health. In this age where we are sucked up by career, and its getting more difficult to attain a work-life balance, practicing self-care will not only do our body good, our mind will also immensely benefit from it.
Self-care will help you feel healthy, relaxed and ready for whatever life throws at you.
Physical stuff like exercise can be a great form of self-care – it keeps you strong, burns off nervous energy and gives you a break from things that stress you out. However, self-care doesn’t have to be just physical. Taking time out of your day to do something you enjoy, like gaming or reading a book, is also a great way to distract your mind and body from the stressful things in your life.
Self-care helps you ‘recharge’. Some people use self-care as a way to unwind and de-stress after a long day or week. Taking a bubble bath, meditating, or even taking a nap can help you catch up on rest and ‘unplug’ from the outside world for a little while.
Self-care also help in managing health issues. Self-care is effective for coping with physical or mental health issues. People with mental health issues can use self-care strategies to cope with symptoms that may feel overwhelming or unmanageable. Self-care helps them live their lives as fully as possible.
With a little bit of attention to your own self-care, the mental fog will lift. You’ll feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. You’ll delight in small pleasures, and nothing will seem quite as difficult as it did before. Like that car, you must keep yourself tuned up to make sure that you don’t need a complete overhaul.