Unfortunately the term ‘self-care’ has a poor connotation for older generations and it can be challenging for many to understand why it’s so important. It’s important that each of us takes the time to sit with ourselves and reflect on what we want and need. It’s also a great opportunity to learn how to love yourself and be happy with yourself. One of our owners, Leslie Bowen, says that to her, “Self-care is about creating the kind of life for yourself that you don’t wish to escape from.” Self-care can have many interpretations and today we introduce you to various ways to practice self-care.
Self-care is a bit of an umbrella term for how we work on improving our mental and physical well-being. According to the World Health Organization, self-care is officially defined as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” So everyone benefits by taking some regular time to take care of themselves.
Self-care is something that everyone can do, no matter their age or no matter where they are in life. Self-care is beneficial to everyone because it allows you to enjoy your life to the fullest and in the most authentic way you can. It also helps you to find peace and good health. Try one of these self-care tips and let us know your thoughts on social media.