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Self-care is a term often ignored yet very important for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This blog is here to explain to you what self-care is and why it is necessary to practice it for our day-to-day life.

What Is Self-Care

Self-care is a key to a beautiful mind, body, and soul. That literally means an act of taking care of yourself, and it is crucial to take out some time for yourself.

It may sound simple and obvious, but believe me, over time, we put ourselves on a back seat and busy doing routine things, household chores, parents, children, family, office work, and responsibilities. We even do not realize when we start ignoring our well-being.

Self-Care: An Act of Taking Care OF your Self

Self-Care Doesn’t Mean Selfish

We are taught in a manner that we think that put ourselves first is an act of selfishness, but it is not valid. Remember the safety advisory on the plane? Passenger should fit own mask first before helping others.

Likewise, if you are exhausted and not happy, you can’t make your surroundings comfortable no matter how much effort you put. So stop feeling guilty for doing anything that gives you a sense of satisfaction and happiness.

How To Practice

Self-care is extremely important, and there are many aspects to overall well-being. To know how to take care of yourself is not difficult as you think, a little me time and managed lifestyle will give you better mental, social and of course physical health like never before.

There are five types of well-being one can embrace to feel balanced, purposeful, and fulfilling in life.

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Social Health
  • Spiritual Health
  • Emotional Heath

5 Aspects Of Self-Care

What Is Physical Self-Care

Physical self-care is what you do for your body, as your body is home to your beautiful soul. This kind of self-care includes any activities that engage you and increase your physical well-being. For instance-

  • Pamper yourself
  • Cooking / Baking
  • Listening Music
  • Set Goal
  • Develop new habits, for example gardening, swimming, dancing, painting etc
  • Self Talks
  • Set Goals

So, think about what kind of activity gives you a real sense of satisfaction. Inculcate new habits. There are no boundaries of creativity and imagination.

Some Physical Activities that give you happiness

Why Mental Health Self-Care Is Important

Mental health is something that nobody wanted to talk about. But in recent years, mental health has been considered extremely important for overall well-being. There are lots of ways to practice mental exercise, some include-

  • Quality Sleep
  • Body care like Spa, Massage
  • Spend some quality time with friends and family
  • Help others
  • Plan a vacation
  • Set Boundaries
  • Try to manage your time

There are a lot of ways to practice Mental Self-Care

Social Self-Care

Humans are considered social beings, and we all, including introverts, need family, friends, and social support to flourish. But the problem began when we get busy with our hectic schedule and did not get a chance to socialize. As a result, we are left with loneliness and depression.

Maintaining a work-life balance is good for our emotional as well as psychological health. Choose your surroundings that are good for your mental health.

Here we build a list of activities of social self-care you can try-
  • Call your family and friends
  • Join a social support group
  • Once in a while plan a get-together
  • Pair up with a group activity
  • Spend some time with your pet
  • Connect through social media
  • Keep in touch with your loved ones

Social Self-Care Tips

Spiritual Self-Care

Don’t be confused with the name. This aspect of self-care is for everyone, irrespective of their beliefs, religion, or any other thing. Spiritual Self-care is basically connecting your inner soul to the supreme energy.

Practicing spirituality soothe your inner self, everyone is unique, and this life-changing experience gives you a chance to meet the real you. Some activities are-

  • Nature walk
  • Engaging In Prayer or worship
  • Practicing Yoga
  • Doing Meditation
  • Indulging in something that enlighten your inner spirit

Spiritual Self-Care Activity Ideas

Emotional Well-Being

Human Being is a powerhouse of emotions; even our smartphones have hundred of emojis showing human feelings. However, some people find it very difficult to express their feelings. They always struggle to cope with the surrounding.

Therefore It is vital to know how to show our emotions in the right manner. Some simple activities may help you to address your emotional state-

  • Expressing gratitude
  • Forgiveness
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Kindness
  • Learn to say No
  • Ask for help
  • Express Yourself
  • Positive self-talk

Emotional Self-Care Activities

Set Up A Routine That Fits For You

To sum up, Self-care simply means investing your time and energy in your overall well-being. It has nothing to do with spending money and the extra time involved. We can inculcate some simple self-grooming habits in our daily practice. Believe me, this will boost your confidence, and you will discover a new upgrade version of yourself.

So, Start Evolving, Stop Excusing.