Today want to talk about the importance of self care - Our emotional side of life, many of us are always on the go whether it be self employment, working a 9-5, family life, studies etc. But not a lot of us stop to act on and think about our self care.
Self care can be defined as -
"Any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it's a simple concept in theory, it's something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to an improved mood and reduced anxiety."
I cant mention self care without mentioning counselling, counselling is a form of self care where you talk through the issue you bring and ways to help you overcome and be better - It is taking care of yourself to be a better you and controlling what you allow in your life as well as working on your mental state.
Self care is very important for each and everyone of us because it helps us to manage ourselves in a way that doesn't cause us to crash and burnout. For example imagine yourself very tired and weak trying to walk up a hill to get to a shop for some necessities, how do you think you will cope?
Many people are happy with living day to day so long as they get work done and bills paid, nothing wrong with that but how are you looking after yourself? Especially your mental health? Don't ignore the signs until it is too late. The same way a car has an engine and components to it to make it work is the same way our body talks to us or signs are evident to alert us that we need to work on something or take it easy.
HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY SIGNS?
- Whether to slow down
- See the Doctor
- See a Counsellor
- Take breaks
- Keep a diary of how you are feeling
These are just a few ways to ensure that you are able to keep on track and on top of things, no matter how busy life gets your body and self care shouldn't be neglected, easier said than done. But the right steps can be taken to ensure that you are able to manage life in a healthy way.
- Having good company around you
- Reading books
- Working on your emotions
- Taking walks
- Laughing and enjoying the things you love more
So whatever self care looks like to you make sure you work on it to help you on your way to living a managed, healthy life style.