Importance Of Self Care
Improved physical health
Self care includes looking after your physical health. You should always listen to your body and respond, if you feel tired and drained then you should consider altering your diet and sleep routine. When you take care of your physical health you will feel more energized and will be able to complete your day to day responsibilities more effectively.
Improved mental health
You should also pay close attention to your mental health as part of your self care routine. You should listen to your emotions and spend time considering what things help you to feel relaxed, excited, stimulated and happy. It is normal for your emotions to fluctuate regularly, sometimes you may feel certain emotions and be unsure why you are feeling that way. It is important to allow yourself to feel every emotion, but there are always things that you can do and support that you can receive to help you to feel more in control of your mental health. Doing things that bring you joy and seeking help are examples of self care exercises.
Practicing self care regularly will have a huge impact on your mindset and outlook of life. If you take care of your well-being and development, you are more likely to feel grateful and see the beauty in life. You are likely to attract more positive circumstances, encounter new opportunities and maintain control over your life when practicing self care.
Normalizing Self Care For Men
Sometimes men can feel wary and uncomfortable when communicating about their mental health and expressing their emotions. This is because of previous societal stigmas. Mental health and self care is now a much more popular and desired topic of conversation and men are encouraged to talk and to seek help.
Intro To Self Care
You should include self care activities within your daily routine. Each day you should do things that you know are good for your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Some self care activities are basic and do not take much time out of your day, others require more of your time but self care should always be a top priority. If you don’t look after yourself you will struggle to take care of other people or commitments.
Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet will have beneficial effects on your physical and mental well-being. If your body is receiving the vitamins and nutrients that it needs in order to thrive, you will be energized and motivated.
Find ways to make yourself better
You may want to engage with things for your own self-improvement. An example could be learning a new skill or working towards a promotion at work, or even a new job. Take steps to improve your financial situation. Relieving financial stress can be a great way to feel happier and more in control of your daily life. You could try to save money in various ways including becoming more energy efficient and saving on your Ambit Energy bill.
Regular exercise helps you to get fitter, stronger and healthier. Exercise also releases endorphins and other ‘feel good hormones’ to keep you feeling confident and positive. Staying healthy at home is even more important in these times of lockdowns and restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic
Enjoyment You should regularly engage in activities that you enjoy, aside from day to day commitments or work related tasks. Some people like to do creative activities such as making art, cooking, reading or writing. Other people prefer more thrill seeking activities such as outdoor adventures or playing sports. It is good to try new things and find the hobbies and interests that are most suited to you. There is no pressure with self care, you can choose how much time you would like to dedicate to specific things, but it is important to practice self care daily in some form.