Self-care can seem luxurious or even frivolous but here is why it is important for your physical and mental health: we are less able to handle stressful situations when we are physically and emotionally exhausted. Implementing a daily self care routine can help alleviate the toll chronic stress can have on the body. Self care involves self compassion.
What are the benefits of self care?
Improved resistance to disease
Better physical health
Increased self esteem
Self Care Ideas:
Curling up under a soft blanket
Taking a walk in nature (forest, countryside) - noticing sounds and smells
Lying down and focusing your attention on the movement of your breath
Lying down and listening to music
Keeping a journal
Spending time with family or friends
Crying it out
Watching funny videos
Sing a long to a song that best represents your current mood