Tuesday Thoughts: Should You Practice Self Care?
Today we wanted to pose the questions of do you practice self care, and do you actively make time for yourself and for your own needs? It’s a ubiquitous face that life can get crazy at times with friends, family, work, social commitments and the balancing of time. The ups, downs, the stressful parts, and the normalcies all require healthy thinking. Healthy thinking not only stems for repeated positive thoughts and situations but also by doing acts of kindness for yourself. Continue reading more on how you can not do things for others, but instead do things for yourself.
What is Self Care?
Self care is a popular term recently becoming popularized by millennials. Self care involves making kind acts and changing thoughts and situations so that one generally benefits from otherwise toxic situations. It is the immediate goal of taking care of your own needs, and making certain that you are living your best life.
Why is Self Care Important?
Practicing self care is incredibly important to having a healthy psyche. Therapists often suggest to people with mental illnesses or mood disorders, that they practice positive thinking and mindfulness. By keeping a positive perspective, they are able to control their thoughts, and situations around themselves. If you feel as though you can control the negative influences in your life with thinking, that is great. However, if you would like to not be involved in negative situations, then disengage. The key to self care is realizing that you are your own sentient being that can make decision that should benefit you. It is best to practice these thoughts in a calm environment.
Popular Self Care Practices
- Exercising helps to clear the mind
- Eating well takes care of the body’s nutrition and health
- Yoga and meditation
- Breathing exercises
- Taking a bubble bath
- Investing in a massage pad
- Taking yourself to the spa or salon
- Engaging in hobbies
- Getting a full night of sleep
- Removing yourself from toxic people and ideas
- Using a himalayan salt rock lamp
- Practicing aroma therapy with candles or an essential oil diffuser
- Listening to calming music
- Taking time to list what you are grateful for
- Staying hydrated
Do you routinely practice self care? Have you found that it has drastically impacted your life? Do you have any tips on practicing self care that are not on the list? Comment below!