Self-care is highly important for your mental health and all around wellness. It can help with calming you down, refreshing your mind, and re-energize your mind and body.
What is Self-care?
“Self care is care provided “for you, by you.” It’s about identifying your own needs and taking steps to meet them. It is taking the time to do some of the activities that nurture you. Self care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself as kindly as you treat others.”
Why is Self-Care Important?
Self-care is important because our mind and body does not function well when we are stressing out, busy, overwhelming our schedules and/or not making time for ourselves. We all deserve a chance to sit back, take a breath and stop worrying or planning in our minds. Without our minds having the breaks it needs/deserves we stop being able to think properly. We can lose the ability to see all of our options, feel refreshed and cope well with stress.
Remember it’s OK to put yourself first, even if only once in a while.
So as a group we all had a challenge for ourselves, to do something for ourselves and recuperate. I look forward to talking to you more about self-care next week and sharing with you what I did for myself.
What do you do for self-care? I’d love to hear from you.
Stay Beautiful Lovies,
Marie Olsson xx
Self Care for Women: Fact Sheet What Is Self Care? (2009): n. pag. Web. <http://www.fgwrc.ca/uploads/ck/files/Resources/Factsheets/FactSheetSelfCare.pdf>.