2022: the year of self care
Start out fresh this new year by making your well-being a top priority. Engaging in a self-care routine not only reduces or eliminates anxiety and depression, reduces stress, improves concentration, minimizes frustration and anger, but it also increases happiness, improves energy, and more.
Despite any misconceptions, self care does not equate to self-indulgence or selfish behavior. Self care means taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy, do your job, help and care for others and accomplish all that you need to accomplish in a day. It's also important to understand that self care does not mean the same thing for everyone. There are many different practices, but here are a few simple ways to incorporate self care into your everyday life.
Start a journal and reflect on your day.
It's important to jot down thoughts and feelings when they come to you. For many, journaling can be a form of escape.
Meditate or practice yoga.
Used as an alternative form of exercise to keep the mind and body healthy and happy, yoga improves balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength. On the other hand, meditation helps keep the mind sharp, relieves stress and anxiety, and can strengthen your immune system. Curious about giving it a try? Check out Happy Soul Yoga.
Ask for support when needed.
Whether it's talking to a friend or family member or seeing a licensed therapist, it's important to express your emotions and seek help when needed. Your feelings are always valid.
Determine the things you enjoy and carve out time to do those things.
Are you a book lover? Is your happy place in the garden? Maybe it's a movie night on the couch that you dream of. Whatever it may be, take time to simply do the things that make your heart happy.
You've put off giving yourself some much needed pampering for far too long. This year, it's time to indulge in some "me" time. Allow yourself a massage, facial or even a shopping spree (pro tip: we have so many self care goodies on our online store). No matter how you choose to practice self care, all that matters is that you are allowing yourself to unwind and feel good. In order to be the very best version of ourselves, we must take care of our mind and body first. Browse our service menu and let us know if you have any questions. We guarantee we have just the right option for you.
Although it takes commitment, self-care can have a positive effect on your health and outlook. Let 2022 be the year of self care for you!