Sometimes we become so busy taking care of others that we inadvertently neglect ourselves but how long do you think you can continue on that path without breaking down. Somehow we find time to take the car for servicing but not ourselves. Even more importantly, how can we be of benefit to others without self care? Alarmingly, researchers have attributed 85% of health issues as being caused by stress and harmful habits.
Self care refers to the activities we undertake to improve our emotional, spiritual and mental well-being and it is just as important as nutrition and exercise. Active self care will not only help to alleviate stress but also promotes a healthy work-life balance. It means eliminating harmful behaviors and adopting healthy ones, including, eliminating smoking and alcohol, while embracing meditation, exercise and healthy eating. Do the things that make you feel good everyday.
Self care won’t interrupt your life or require any major financial commitment. In fact, self care remains the cheapest way to improve your quality of life and longevity. It is essentially just about making better choices and taking small amounts of time to relax and rejuvenate. In the same way your car requires clean fuel to function properly, so does your body. Feed your mind, body, and soul.
Why not start today? It’s as easy as starting with the following steps;
1. Each morning, look in the mirror and complement yourself
2. Quiet your mind and breathe deeply
3. Promise yourself a great day.
By cultivating a good attitude and sending positive ideas out into the universe, you are one step closer to making your dreams a reality and creating balance in your life.