What is selfcare ?
Well let start with what it is not. Selfcare is not selfish, selfcare is not an indulgence, selfcare is not a on time even, selfcare is not time consuming, selfcare is not a trend, selfcare is not a waste of time!
Selfcare is setting time aside for yourself, to check in, take a break, call a love one, listen to your favorite song, take a warm bath, do yoga, and perhaps just stop everything and stay still for a little while.
According to recent studies 6 of 10 peoples suffer from some types of mental health issue ranging from depression, anxiety, eating disorder. Selfcare can be a way to help yourself overcome those obstacle. So in short selfcare is taking the time everyday to do something that make you happy, help your rewing and relax.
- 1. Eat healthy and balanced meals.
Yes, eating healthy and balanced meals is an important aspect of self-care. A healthy diet can provide the nutrients and energy needed to support physical and mental health, and can help to reduce the risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
A balanced meal typically includes a variety of foods from different food groups, such as:
- Fruits and vegetables, which are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber
- Whole grains, which provide complex carbohydrates and fiber
- Lean proteins, such as chicken, fish, and legumes, which support muscle growth and repair
- Low-fat dairy products, which provide calcium and other essential nutrients
- Healthy fats, such as those found in nuts, seeds, and olive oil, which help to support heart health and brain function
It's also important to limit or avoid processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages, which can be high in calories, sugar, and unhealthy fats.
By eating a healthy and balanced diet, individuals can support their physical and mental health, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce their risk of chronic health conditions.
- 2. Exercise regularly.
- 3. Get enough sleep.
- 4. Practice mindfulness and/or meditation.
A self-care journal can be a great tool for helping you to reflect on your current state of health, to identify areas in which you need to take better care of yourself, and to help motivate you to make changes in your lifestyle that will lead to improved self-care. It can also be a great way to track your self-care progress, celebrate your successes, and help you stay accountable to your self-care goals.