Self-Care and Its Benefits To Your Physical and Mental Well-being


We use our body for a whole lot of things. We overwork it just so that we could fulfill our plans for the day, and the next day, we are up and about working with it again. The best way to repay this body that has always been there for us since birth therefore, is by taking care of it. Care, in the sense that we engage in activities that makes it look and feel good. Although Self-care has become a popular trend in the media, many people seem not to be getting the basic idea and what it is all about. Self-care does not only mean taking care of your health, it also involves looking good and doing things that would generally improve your mental and physical well-being. Self-care is about loving yourself to the extent of going out of the way to treat yourself on things that would improve your look and well-being. When you don’t only spend money to prevent yourself from falling sick, but you also splurge on things that makes you look and feel good- That is self-care. Engaging in self-care activities has innumerable benefits for your physical, social and mental well-being. If you look and feel good, it means you can confidently go about your daily activities. However, note that not everything that feels good Is self-care and these includes unhealthy coping mechanisms like overeating, alcohol or drugs. Here are reasons why you must start engaging in self-care activities.

Increase productivity

Most of the time, the factors that affects productivity are not physical but mental. You may be healthy but you don’t feel good enough to work, which can affect your productivity. However, taking good care of yourself will motivate you into putting your best thereby leading to enhanced productivity. It will help you relax your brain, improve your thinking capacity and tasks will come naturally easy to you.

Achieve Confidence and Self-esteem

Lack of confidence and feelings of inferiority are mental issues that may be attached to physical factors. The best way to get rid of this mental malady however is to engage in a regular routine of self-help that will make you look good, feel fine and improve your self-esteem.

Manage stress

You feeling fatigue and tired always after carrying out simple tasks is because your body is screaming for a dose of self-care. Sometimes you don’t need to see a doctor, you just need to look after yourself and give yourself a nice treat, then you will be fine. Self-care will make you positive and helps you reduce mental and physical stress.

Healthy relationship with yourself and others

Perhaps this is the most important reason why you need to start practicing self-care now. Self-care improves your overall well-being.  Just being physically healthy does not translate to overall health. Social or mental challenges such as depression and emotional breakdown can be so devastating enough to affect your physical life. What self care does to your body is to make you mentally and physically fit. When you look good, you are at ease with life and you feel confident. This will further help in building immunes that would make your body resistant against diseases. Also, it will aid your social relationship with others in the society. Since you feel good, you are able to radiate positive vibes to people around you.

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