Self-care is a buzz word these days, and contrary to popular belief, true self-care is not the same as pampering. There’s no denying that a lovely bubble bath or buying yourself something nice can lift your mood. However, ultimately it fails to benefit your emotional, physical and mental health. True self-care helps you to manage the stress and demands of your life in a way that benefits your overall well-being.There are no predefined measure for self-care, and it will be different for each person.
Self-care is often a very unglamorous and unsexy thing. For some, it maybe sweating through another hard workout, or setting boundaries with a toxic friend or family member. For others, it can be letting go of the failures and disappointments, and mapping out a new path.
True self-care is unappealing and difficult, and often the last thing on your to-do list. However, in the long run it boosts your self-esteem, helps develop self-acceptance, and allows you to accept life’s challenges in stride. - 17 days ago