We hear the term “self-care” used all of the time, but do we really ever stop to think about what it actually means for us? Self-care means that you’re maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself by doing things that make you feel good. The self-care relationship creates positive feelings and can increase your confidence and self-esteem. If we don’t engage in a self-care routine, it can lead to a variety of issues including increased stress, anxiety, depression, and even heart disease. Now more than ever, our self-care is of the utmost importance.
You may be thinking that you don’t have time for self-care, so let me give you some perspective. I recently heard an interview with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, in which he pointed out that most people brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time; no one would say, “I’m just going to stop brushing my teeth during the week and I will spend an hour brushing my teeth on Sundays.” You have to brush your teeth everyday to have good dental health.
To have good emotional health, you also have to keep up with your self-care everyday. Instead of planning to hold off on your self-care until you can spend a day at the spa, do an hour long yoga class, or go on vacation, start today with just a few minutes.
Self-care is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. No matter how busy or stressed we are, taking time for ourselves each day is vital to both our physical and mental health. When we invest in self-care, we create an atmosphere of positivity and love not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us as well. When we love ourselves, love will always be in abundance around us.
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