What is Self-Care and Why Do I Need It?

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Wikipedia definition of Self-Care:

The maintenance of one’s personal well-being and health.

Self-Care has become a bit of a buzz term of late, but what is it exactly?

According to Harvard Health, self-care means paying attention to and supporting one’s own physical and mental health. It is also a big part of treatment for many physical and mental health disorders.

When you look at these definitions, self-care seems like a simple and obvious ritual we should all be doing daily, yet it’s also one of the first things to fall by the wayside in our busy, hectic lives.

This is a big problem.

A large part of self-care is quieting the mind and body of stress. And when you consider the numerous physical and emotional disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, immune system disturbances, ulcers, etc, self-care becomes even more important.  Some would argue that stress is our biggest health concern, given that it has been linked to so many complications.

Conversely, let’s take a brief look at the benefits of relaxation. According to the Huff Post, the Following are ten benefits of relaxing:

  • Heart health
  • Lowers risk of illness
  • Boosts memory
  • Lowers risk of stroke
  • Keeps you safe from depression
  • Helps you make better decisions
  • Keeps you slim
  • Eases acne and skin conditions
  • Keeps libido strong
  • Could slow breast cancer

Just 10 minutes of relaxation and self-care a day can make a world of difference and help you avoid many debilitating mental and health issues.

Find what makes you content and happy and relaxed, and DO THAT for 10 minutes a day (or more if you can). Consider trying deep tissue massage, which can be incredibly relaxing. The Myobuddy Massager Pro is a percussive massager that places professional grade deep tissue, warming, trigger point and cutting edge vibrational massage technology in the palm of your hands, so you can do it any time, anywhere.

 

Take just a sliver of time every day for yourself, your physical health, your mental wellness. The benefits are truly worth it.

 

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