Self Care Improves Your Physical Health
While self-pampering doesn’t always lead to major improvements in overall health the way healthy diet and exercise do, the relaxation you get from it can lead your body to feel more relaxed, which can prevent chronic stress from damaging your health, so in a sense, self-care is good for you inside and out.
Self Care Keeps You Sane
Taking time out to care for yourself can remind you and others that you and your needs are important, too. Having a well-cared-for body can make you feel good about yourself and your life, and conveys to others that you value yourself. It makes you feel good about yourself. This can contribute to long-term feelings of well-being and self worth. Who needs that? Us mommas do!
Self Care Makes You a Better Momma
So many of us feel guilty if we take a time out and focus on ourselves. Bull crap. You deserve it. People who neglect their own needs and forget to nurture themselves are at danger of deeper levels of unhappiness, low self-esteem and feelings of resentment. Also, sometimes people who spend their time only taking care of others can be at risk for getting burned out on all the giving, which makes it more difficult to care for others or themselves. Taking time to care for yourself regularly can make you a better caretaker for others. Our kiddos need us at our best. They deserve it.
This week, make it a goal of yours to take 2 hours for yourself. There is 168 hours in a week. YOU CAN DO THIS! Schedule a spa session or create your own at home.
In addition to pampering yourself, more substantial forms of self care involving healthy lifestyle choices are important, too. Consuming a healthy diet, taking deep breaths, getting regular exercise, and being sure you get enough sleep are all important for long term health and stress management as well.
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