Why Self Care Matters

Its been said over and over again. Self care is important. It matters and it needs t be done. Self care is not selfishness. 


I know that self care is important because I have taken it for granted in the past. Now that I am older, I know that it really matters. I can't function well and be who I'm supposed to be if I don't take care of myself first. 

So, here are a couple of ways to practice self care. 

1. Sleep. 

This is probably the one thing we all took for granted the most. However, sleep is really important because this is the time our body heals and the time that our body recovers so that we're ready to face another day. 

2. Vitamins and water 


These days, we need to ensure that we take our daily dose of vitamins. We also need to drink at least 8 glasses of water. This is the one that I struggle with so what I did was to get myself a really nice tumbler with a straw. The reason for this is because I've realized that I tend to drink more from something that has a straw. 

3. Journal 

I write down my thoughts so that they don't overwhelm me. It feels good to be able to just put down into words thoughts that I may not be able to express publicly or out loud. 


4. Sing 

I use my WOW Fiesta whenever I feel blue. Singing eases any sadness and it helps to also bond with my family. I know that not everyone can sing but thankfully, we're able to carry a decent tune enough that no neighbor has complained when we use our WOW Fiesta too much. 

5. Diamond Paint 

Lastly,  I diamond paint. There's something about the whole mindless process of putting in one bead at a time that just helps to still the mind. I also end up with great works of art such as these two below and I feel great whenever I see it. 


Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, always remember that self care matters. Before you can take care of someone properly, you need to be taking care of yourself because at the end of the day,you only have yourself to count on.

Comments

  1. I am a HUGE believer in self-care... gotta take care of yourself before you can take care of someone else.

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  2. This is such a great list to live by! Vitamins and singing are always helpful for me to rejuvenate!

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  3. I've totally agree with everything you've said here, self care is very essential to an individual. Self care develop our sense of responsibility and makes our self great in both inside and outside. Thanks for sharing this to us that everyone should consider.

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  4. Self care is an important part of staying physically and mentally healthy. Singing and proper sleep do wonders.

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  5. This is the only body we're going to have, so we should definitely take care of it. I'm pretty good about it, but I do forget to take my vitamins..LOL

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  6. Self care is the most essential part of ours this is so damn necessary..glad you shared such valuable information with us..great work though..

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  7. I have been trying to sleep a lot more but I keep on waking up at 4 am daily! I am thinking of starting a meditation course.

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  8. I find that gratitude journaling is so helpful in staying happy! By laying out the positive aspect of each day, I find it helps with my self-care simply because I'm taking a moment to be truly happy about something (even if it's small).

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  9. I haven't gotten much self care lately because we just moved. But that's okay. Getting things unpacked and settled is almost like self care because I am making my house a home!

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  10. Self-care is the ideal care you can do for you. I love journaling and have been doing it for over 20 years... Can you imagine how many journals I have? lol

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  11. I couldn’t agree more on the importance of self-care. It’s finding the time to actually make it a priority and that’s the challenge for me

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  12. People really need to understand the importance of self care!

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  13. I really like seeing more and more posts about self-caring. If we do not take care of our own needs first or at all, then everybody around us will take a fall, will miss our entire energy of who we can be for them. Beautiful reminder, Kathy.

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  14. If you don't do self-care you risk of becoming unhappy and unfulfilled in life, letting all the stress getting over you. Self care is such an important way to relax and get rid of all the negative things that happened during the day.

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