Let’s talk about the buzzword ‘self-care’  and what it all about, what it means to you, and how you can get started. 

 

I am going to help you to start looking after yourself so that you no longer pour from an empty cup.

 

Let’s start with the definition of self-care:

 

The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.

 

Remember self-care is different for everyone, so what works for me will be completely different to what works for you; it’s important that you know exactly what your self-care is for you. Your self-care can change depending on your circumstances so it is good to check in with yourself and changes to your self-care routine when needed.

 

Self-care goes back thousands of years to when people were practicing meditation. However, there has been recent research into the benefits of self-care.

 

There are a few things that you need to know about self care:

 

  • Self-care is a skill.
  • Self-care is hard.
  • Self-care takes practice, patience, persistence and perseverance.
  • Self-care is a journey.
  • Self-care is a habit.

 

There are so many benefits of self-care especially on our mental well-being. Here is a few:

 

  • Good mental health
  • Build healthy relationship with self and others
  • Increase level of happiness and satisfaction of life
  • Increases productivity and motivation
  • Helps to build self awareness
  • Helps to fight fatigue and illness 

 

There are lots of benefits that self-care has on our mental well-being. This means that it helps us to bounce back from adversities that life throws at us, and helps us to cope with feelings of uncertainty, stress and overwhelm.

 

Self-care should not be something that you do when you realise you are stressed and burning out. Self-care is not just for emergencies,it is something that you should be doing on a regular basis. Having a self-care routine, will help you to know exactly what you need to do and keep you on track and accountable.

 

Leave a comment  of what self-care is for you at this moment?