Self-Care

Self-care has become a popular term as of late, and what exactly does self-care mean? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health. Self-care reduces the feelings of stress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or depression. A lot of us have busy lives and may have little time, but your happiness and wellbeing are important, and consequently, you need to create time for you. Create a schedule where you intentionally make time for you to gain some peace and recharge. Remember, everyone has their own ways of recharging and self-care does not subscribe to certain activities. Self-care can include socializing with friends, treating yourself to dinner, taking a yoga or dance class, meditating, watching your favorite tv show, go camping, or going to an amusement park. We often get busy with life, work, taking care children, that we sometimes can forget us. If you are a parent self-care can include receiving external support so you can take care of you. It becomes quite difficult to give 100% to external situations when we are not taking care of self and we are actually more efficient in our many roles when we focus on ourselves from time to time.  Now is time to start thinking about you again and balancing your life. Know your limits, do not take on more than you can handle, and remember to create time to engage in activities that increase happiness and peace.