Self-care – why is it important and how to do: 4 proven ways!

2020 has been a tough year in so many ways. First, the pandemic and then some unfortunate incidents shook the whole country and disturbed almost everyone. With all the negative and stressful environment around, many have neglected their health and ignored the practice of self-care despite it being super essential.

While going through tough times, it is essential that you practice self-care and self-love the most, and take at least some time out for yourself. Although many people think caring for yourself is selfish, it isn’t. Give yourself the time to sit back and reflect. Before pouring into others, make sure you, yourself are full because no matter what they say, you cannot pour from an empty cup. And well, here are some ways in which you can care for yourself even during the stressful times.

Tips to take care of your self

Don’t skip the workout

Many have this misconception that a workout should be done only to burn calories and excess fat. Well, we don’t agree with that. Workout can bring a very positive impact on the brain and is significant for your mental health. Your physical health is linked to your mental health.

Choose the workout of your choice. Be it Zumba, yoga, a jog, a walk or even cycling; whatever brings you peace and happiness.

Meditate

Meditate to calm your brain and detoxify your brain off the negative thoughts. Meditation is one of the most popular things around the globe when it comes to the wellness of an individual. Your brain needs a break and meditation can provide that to you.

Sometimes to be productive and to start the day well, you need to simply take a deep breath and meditate. It will be one of the biggest favors you can do to yourself.

Know what you want

There are times when you need to check in with yourself. Before making decisions, before doing something, ask yourself if this is what you want. No lengthy workouts, no nothing. Just identify what your insides are trying to tell you. Set boundaries. Setting boundaries means knowing what is good for you and acting accordingly instead of settling and putting yourself last.

Remember, if you want to say ‘NO’ to a certain thing, you don’t have to switch that to a ‘Yes’ just to gain an approval.

Don’t be afraid to reach out for help

The majority of the people are hesitant when it comes to asking for help. You do not have to wait for things to get very serious and intense before asking for therapy. Sometimes, therapy is the most vital thing for your well-being.

Reaching out for help doesn’t make your week. Connecting with people and letting everything out will make you feel so relaxed and light. Try to at least talk to your family and friends if you can ask for professional help.

Watch a TEDtalk on self-care here:

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