Taking care of oneself is a necessary part of each day.
Lately, you may have been seeing social media talk on "self care" and how to take part in it. I am writing this post to give you all information on what self care is and how to add more self caring activities into your day. It is important to take time for your body each day of the week.
We only have one body, so we must take care of it. I'm sure you are already taking part in taking care of yourself daily, however you may not be adding enough self care into your routines.
Self care can vary for each of us. It can take some trial and error to find what works best for yourself. Self care is taking care of your personal self to promote your development. It is indulging in practices that make you feel some sort of magnificent way. It is relaxing, rejuvenating and necessary for wholesome growth.
Unfortunately, we find ourself in times where our bodies are not our #1 priority. This can often happen because of school, work, or other sources of stress. This past week after midterms, I found myself struggling with always being busy and having no time for myself. I do not like having days where I don't have personal time. I feel put off when I cannot go to the gym or am not sleeping properly. My immune system was extremely low from letting myself not get enough nutrients into my body. Once I realized this, I needed to make a change.
It is difficult at times to be in a constant routine of self care but I want to bring awareness to the importance of it and how it can enhance your holistic health. We have 8 aspects of self care to take care of. These are:
Wholesome health stems from having balance in each of this dimensions. Self care can take part in each of these as well. A question for thought, do you feel balanced in each of these dimensions of health? If not, it is time for some change.
Here are some self care tips I have come up with from personal experience and research that are easy to add into a day, making you feel that much better. I have faith that self care gives your body a rest from everyday struggles and strengthens us in each of the different aspects of health, enhancing the mind-body-spirit connection.
A teacher of mine brought up to my class the other day, the 2 minute rule. If takes less than 2 minutes, do it right away. It if takes longer, put it on the to-do list. It can be easy for things to stack up quickly. Get the easy things done first.
We need self care as humans living in this busy world. Don't ever underestimate your worth. There will always be stress in your life, do not let it take over.
Below are some photos of different ways to take care of yourself.