You’ve probably like the idea about self-care, looking after yourself isn’t exactly new. Making it a priority to take care of your own needs, physical, emotional and spiritual has become a popular concept in recent years.

Why is self-care so important for our well-being?

Put simply, you can’t give anything from an empty cup. A lot of people, women especially, are good at looking after everyone else.

We put our families first, give our all to our job or our business, and make time for our friends – but where do we make time for our own needs?

If you have 101 demands being made on your time, it’s all too easy just to let your own needs slide in an attempt to try and keep everyone else happy. The more you do that, the less you’ll actually want to help people. When you feel as if you have nothing left to give, it is easy to feel stressed out and exhausted.

Don’t let things get to that stage; look after yourself and arrange some me-time so that you feel relaxed and happy. You can also say no to things if you really don’t want to do them, or just don’t have time. Then other people’s demands don’t wear you out so much.

 

Why You Shouldn’t Neglect Yourself…

 

We know that it’s just easier sometimes to give in, let your own needs slide and forget the little things that we enjoy when life gets busy. When we’re overwhelmed, taking time out to do something fun seems  like a luxury. Stop and think about it the next time you’re tempted to work through lunch instead of making your gym or hair appointment. Self-care actually makes you more productive and less stressed!

Self-care stops you from getting burned out. Pushing yourself to the point where you’re exhausted and can’t take one more demand isn’t good for anyone! If you make a point of taking care of yourself before it gets that bad, you’ll avoid a lot of potential stress in the future.

Self-care is a great stress reducer. Sometimes a little bit of stress to get things done is good, but too much will create havoc on your mind and your body. Doing nice things that you enjoy, and looking out for your own well being stops the effects of stress from taking over. This will make you more productive and much nicer to be around:-)

Self-care can help you to get your focus back. Whether it’s the luxury of a full spa day. an hour of walking or session at the gym. Sometimes getting away from something that has you really stuck can help you to work out what it is that needs to be done. Take a break. The answer may just come to you when you stop looking for it so frantically!

Has this help convince you to take care of yourself now?