When did working become synonymous of being unworthy of self-care?
Woman or man, at the end of the day, it's not ok to forget about you, your needs, and your wellbeing.
Here are 3 reasons why:
- Self-Care Helps Release Stress. When you give your body some special treatment, it is a natural way to relieve stress. Spa-related activities like massage and warm baths have been known to sooth even small colicky babies like nothing else. These continue to be effective activities for relaxation as we age.
- Self-Care Helps Improve Your Emotional Health. When you take time out to care for yourself, it reminds you and others that you and your needs are important, as well. This contributes to long-term feelings of wellbeing.
- Self-Care Makes You a Better Caretaker. Neglecting your needs and not to nurturing yourself puts you in danger of feeling deeper levels of unhappiness, low self-esteem, and feelings of resentment. When you spend your time only taking care of others, you are at risk of getting burned out. This makes it even harder to care for others or yourself. Taking time to care for yourself regularly can make you a better caretaker for others, specially your children.
What actions will you take TODAY to take care of yourself?