Hello, dear readers! How have you all been? I’ve been busy with my end semester exams and assignments these days (some are still ongoing), hence I was unable to find time to blog.
In this blog, I’ll write about something that’s important but hardly talked about- self care.
Most people are of the notion that self care primarily involves being selfish. However, while certain aspects require you to stand up for yourself over entertaining others, it isn’t selfish altogether.
Why should you practice self-care?
In one sentence- “because you are worth it”.
Recall the many people, roles and responsibilities you take care of everyday– taking care of your kids, your parents, your siblings, your bills, your studies/career/job/household, your SOs, your pets, your friends, your property, and what not!
Doesn’t the care taker also require to take care of himself/herself?– Of course, yes!
Self care makes you feel good about yourself and that instills a sense of happiness in yourself. And only when you are happy with yourself, you are able to make others happy around you and take better care of them.
How to practice self-care?
This varies from person to person. If you ask me to summarise it:
Self care is, primarily, the art and responsibility of taking care of yourself and doing things that keep “you” happy.
Below listed are certain activities that you can perform to practice self-care:
- Eat healthy or things that you love.
- Treat yourself with a rejuvenating spa, a facial, a nice haircut, or a manicure.
- Have an ice-cream with a brownie.
- Watch your favourite movie/tv show in peace.
- Pray/meditate/excercise/do yoga– alone or with the community.
- Call your bestfriend/loved ones and talk about random things. You may visit them, too!
- Pop some bubble-wraps.
- Get a power nap.
Remember- it just needs to be something that makes you happy. And shouldn’t take much of thinking.
Just give yourself a break, and chill for a moment.