Showing yourself some TLC is usually the first thing that gets erased from our all important to-do list and replaced for things seen as more important; business meetings, social commitments, family obligations.
And, yes all of these things are important (and can in some cases can contribute to self-care), it is equally as important that we take time to care for ourselves when we need it. This personal investment will not be wasted; in fact, self-care is vital if we want to optimise our performance in any area of our lives. Taking the time to maintain our spiritual, physical, emotional and mental health can lead to success in many ways.
Boost work performance
If you've considered self-care to be indulgent here's where you begin to change your mind and take on a whole different perspective as it far reaching impact goes far beyond our own lives. People who invest in self-care are more likely to be healthier, both physically and mentally, and are therefore better prepared to perform at work. They are often more focused, more emotionally stable and form stronger, more positive relationships. All of these things are highly beneficial in the workplace and will lead to greater performance.
Helps us to maintain perspective
Self-care, regardless of the form, allows us the time to reflect and therefore better understand ourselves as individuals. We are better able to identify our triggers and put things in to perspective, rearranging our priorities to understand what is important and what isn’t. This perspective contributes to a healthier life as we understand where stress is justified and where we should be more relaxed.
Helps us to keep positive
Self-care is great for our mental and emotional wellbeing. People who invest time in taking care of themselves are more likely to be more optimistic and see the cup as half full in challenging situations. It is an effective way for maintaining positive moods, rather than giving in to darker emotions.
Improves our relationships
By investing time in ourselves, we are better placed to interact with and support others. Self-care allows us to maintain our own health and therefore put us in a good place to be able to engage with others and maintain nourishing relationships.
It does take time to invest in self-care, although the benefits far outweigh the price. Take the time to establish a good routine that includes self-care practices, whatever this looks like to you, and you will be sure to reap the rewards. Self-care is an important component of maintaining good health and should be a priority.
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By| womenwhoslay @womenwhoslay