Self-care is not being self-centered, selfish or heartless. No matter how self-indulgent it appears, caring and prioritising yourself is essential for your overall well being. Taking care of yourself can be easily overlooked when stacked up against all the pressures of your daily life. But it’s important to take the time to care about yourself- it is beneficial for your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.
Before you can extend genuine love and authentic care for other people, you must first practice self-care. Why? Simple, because you can never give what you do not have.
On the Lyf app (insert deep link) we have entire communities and discussions based around self-care. Lyf is a judgement free platform where you can speak your mind about anything with likeminded people and professionals there to support you!
Here are the ten (10) easy ways to practice self-care:
Start your day doing the things you love and enjoy most to boost your mood. Make time for this!
Be grateful for all the things you have regardless of how small or big it is.
Ensure to have enough sleep and rest every night.
Focus on eating healthy food.
Learn to say NO and avoid being a people pleaser.
Focus on the activities and interactions that will add value to your life.
Treat yourself and enjoy alone time to develop mental strength and self appreciation.
Practice social media detoxification. Take a break from the screen!
Comfort your body by having a long and relaxing bath.
Here are the ten (10) benefits and results of self-care:
You will appreciate your life more.
You will have a healthy work-life balance.
You will achieve your life goals.
You will have greater peace of mind.
You will enhance your self-esteem and self-worth.
You will avoid toxic people that are not good for your mental health and life journey.
You will attract positive people in your life.
You will decrease your stress level.
You will know yourself better.
You will see a better version of yourself
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