When you hear the term self-care, you might think of bubble baths and spa days, but it’s much more than that. It’s an important topic that most people don’t spend enough time thinking about because they feel they don’t have enough time.
Self-care can be defined as an action you take to support your mental, physical, and emotional health and while spa days can be considered as a form of self-care so can taking a walk in the park, calling a friend after a rough day at work or taking time out to read a book.
Journaling is a great way to destress, reduce anxiety and clear your mind. Recent studies indicate that writing can also help to improve sleep.
Self-care is about giving your whole self not just the physical body what is needed to function at the highest and therefore happiest level.
Emma J Bell, author of ‘The True You’ points out that taking steps to look after our mental, physical and emotional wellbeing is essential because if we look after ourselves, we are better able to serve others.
It doesn’t matter how successful or driven you are in your life and work focusing on your needs, even for a short time, on a regular basis will increase your productivity.
So, here’s a question for you – How well do you take care of your emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing?