Self-Care is important. We’ve all seen trends on Instagram and Twitter talking about new self-care routines and habits – but what exactly does it mean and why is it important?
Self-care has only recently come to the surface, of course it is not a new concept – it’s just taking care of yourself. This covers mental and physical well-being, doing something which improves how you feel both in body and mind.
However, in today’s faced-paced world – especially if you’re a working parent – we often forget to take the time out to relax and take care of ourselves.
Often finding that taking the perfect Insta shot takes more time than actively working on self-care or relaxing.
Even though it can sound a little corny it is vital we take time out as it has been proven to boost mental and physical health as well as reduce stress and anxiety.
Self-care can take form in a wide variety of ways. This is 100% dependant on YOU!
What relaxes you? What makes you feel better? Or something simple to take care of yourself?
Here are a few ideas:
· Good night’s sleep
· Take a walk
· Take a relaxing bath
· Listen to your favourite music
· Watch your favourite film
· Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself
· Spend time with loved ones
So, whatever your age or gender identity, please find the time to take care of yourself on the regular – we need to actively work to slow down and ensure our mental health is being nurtured.
Post your favourite self-care activities in the comments below!