Self-Care is a huge conversation this year and it’s more than just a trend or fad. When you learn how to practice self-care, you learn how to live an emotionally and physically healthy life.
In the past, people confused self-care with the phrase “Treat Yo Self”, a saying that equates to splurging and indulgence. While self-care is similar to “Treat Yo Self” in the sense that we shouldn’t feel bad when we give our mind, body and soul what it needs and deserves, it is so much more than retail therapy or lounging around with a face mask.
When you know how to practice self-care, you know when to pull back and take the time to invest in yourself. At Apollo Box, we’re 100% team self-care. Over the following weeks we’re going to explore the different areas of self-care and teach you how to incorporate each area into your life.
We also took the time to source out tools that will help you along your self-care journey. Read on to see what self-care topics we’ll explore.
How to Practice Self-Care With Exercise:
Your mind and body will thank you and benefit from any sort of physical activity. Incorporating an exercise routine into your daily life will burn off emotional stress and produce outward physical benefits such as weight-loss and muscle development. Whether your version of exercise is taking a 20 minute walk or hitting the gym for 1 hour, devoting time to any type of physical activity will nurture your mind and body.
How to Practice Self-Care Through Pampering Yourself:
While the meaning of “Treat Yo Self” isn’t the entire definition of self-care, it is a part of it. If taking a relaxing bath with a glass of wine relaxes you and helps center your thoughts, then go for it. Self-Care is made up of a mosaic of pieces and taking some time to lavish yourself is a major piece. Getting massages and a manicure won’t solve all your physical or emotional needs, but these acts of self-kindness help.
How to Practice Self-Care By Being Creative:
Creativity is healing, inspiring and invigorating. Every person possesses a creative ability and needs to have a creative outlet. When we routinely practice creativity, we stir up an inner passion that flows out and positively affects other areas of our life such as work or our relationships. Practicing creativity fills a need of the soul and is a part of self-care that shouldn’t be ignored.
How to Practice Self-Care By Doing Good for Others:
When you do good for others, you feel good and are doing something good for yourself. Doing something that benefits yourself in a positive, healthy way is self-care. People who go out of their way to help others and be kind to others unknowingly show others how to practice self-care and naturally lead happy and healthy lives.
How to Practice Self-Care By Eating Food Your Body Needs:
Giving your body the nutrients and fuels it needs and craves is one of the major steps of self-care. Eating a hamburger or handful of chocolate every now and again isn’t “bad” and shouldn’t be frowned upon. But living on a diet of foods that don’t contain essential vitamins and nutrients is a disservice to your mind and body. Eating balanced meals will positively affect your mood, body, sleep and more.
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Visit us next week to learn about the interconnection between exercise and self-care.
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