Self-care refers to actions taken for personal well-being. It's crucial for maintaining the ability to care for others effectively.
Self-care has become increasingly important in this day and age as people are feeling more and more stressed and busy. Self-care can help you feel less overwhelmed, improve your mood, and even make you healthier.
There are many different ways to practice self-care. Some people like to exercise while others like to read or meditate. No matter what your preferred method is, the goal is always the same: To take time for yourself so that you can be happier and healthier in the long run.
Why is taking time for yourself to recharge important?
Taking care of yourself is no easy task, but it's so important for everyone. It can help us to maintain our physical and mental health, improve the quality of our lives, and increase our productivity.
You likely charge your phone every night, and for us humans, sleep is the time our body naturally recharges from the day. But most of us don’t get anywhere near 8 hours of sleep. We are too busy, we get to bed late and have to get up early to accomplish our busy days.
Did you know being busy actually makes us less productive?
One of the reasons why we become less productive is because our mental capacity is reduced when we are overworked. This means that our brain can't focus on anything for too long and it starts to lose its ability to concentrate. Another reason why being busy makes us less productive is because stress damages our cognitive abilities, making it difficult to think clearly and stay focused on the task at hand.
The consequence of being busy and less productive is that it can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, and burnout. This causes the body to release cortisol in a higher amount than normal. Cortisol is a hormone that is released when the body experiences stress. This hormone can cause negative effects such as irritability, sleep problems, and an inability to focus on important tasks. The more cortisol we constantly have in our system means the more likely we are going to feel drained and tired.
You can see why taking just 30 minutes a day to do something that recharges you has much more benefit than we might initially think.
Tips for Practicing Effective Self-Care in a Busy World
The thing about self-care is it doesn’t have to be difficult. Self-care is about giving yourself the time and space you need to feel good.
It may involve some form of self-reflection or meditation, it may involve going for a walk outside, it may involve eating a healthy meal or getting enough sleep. Self care can be as simple as taking a break from your phone or social media - being mindful of your own needs and desires.
And if you are looking for more ideas for self-care try any of our four services which all have very different ways of helping you relax and recharge.
Infrared Sauna is a great way to force yourself to disconnect from your phone, pull out a good book or mediate.
Normatec is a great way to flush your lymphatic system and feel lighter on your feet afterwards and just 30 minutes.
NuCalm forces your body and mind to relax, it is our meditation option for those that can’t meditate. As NuCalm is guaranteed to get your brain into a state of rest and digest.
NovoTHORthis powerhouse of a service recharges you at a cellular level, increasing your body’s ability to create more energy and is just 15 minutes.
Why Taking Time To Recharge Is Vital For Your Mental & Physical Health
Self-care should not be limited to a single day of the year. It is an essential part of living a healthy and happy life. The benefits of self-care are many, including improved mood, increased energy levels, and boosted creativity. The ability to self-care earns you the right to indulge in pampering and indulgent comforts.
We can't live in a world where we don't take time to recharge. We need to be able to take time off and not feel guilty about it. It's important to understand the importance of taking time off and how it affects our mental, physical, and emotional health. We understand that it can feel like there just isn’t enough time for yourself, but that is usually when we need it most. It’s also why we focused on services at our Spa that were 30 minutes or less as it’s a little bit easier to carve out 30 minutes vs 90 minutes.
It's important to remember that self-care is not selfish - in fact, it's necessary for our well-being. It can be difficult to take time out for self care if we're constantly busy with work or family commitments but we should make sure that we do so on a regular basis.
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