We are blessed with lots of things in our lives that we need to take care of and cherish. Our health is one such thing. We have been brought up to believe that we need to take care of our families and loved ones to be a worthy member of the society. It holds good, undoubtedly. But to fulfill our commitments to others, we need to take care of ourselves first. It is of paramount importance that we take care of our mental and physical well-being to be the best version of ourselves. There are six more reasons why we should take care of ourselves.
1. Boost Your Brain
Taking care of your health will help you in boosting your brain functions. Our mind requires nourishment just like our bodies. We need to take care of our brains by providing it with required nourishment and positive thoughts. Feed your brain everything good to yield great results. Good rest, good food and ample positive
2. Heart Health
Exercise is an excellent way of achieving self-care. It will enhance your body’s ability to withstand stress and perform better. It will delay all signs of aging. Like all great changes, this also has to start small. Start by walking for 10 minutes every day. After a week or two, you can add 10 minutes more to your regular walks. After a week or two, you can add some cardio and basic workouts to your day. This way you can make workout a part of your life one day at a time. This will be helpful to you in the long run even if you don’t see any visible changes immediately.
3. Say Bye To Bad Mood
Has bad mood become a daily routine for you? Then, its time for you to evaluate your choices. Your bad mood might be a result of your pent up feelings. You might feel low if you feel like you are losing control over your life. But that’s not true. All you need to do is to evaluate your stands. Take some hard decisions and make some changes to take the reins of your life back into your hands.
4. Cut Out Your Stress
It is easier said than done. But we often feel stressed because we don’t know what our future holds. We often obsess over the unknown and the unseen, instead of thinking about the limitless possibilities of ‘now’. We can’t control our future. But we can manage our stress by expecting that the future holds something positive for us. Positive affirmations are an incredibly powerful mental tool that can be used to bring down
5. Better At Caretaking
By investing in self care, we can actually become better at caretaking. When we take care of ourselves, we can invest more in others to make them happy and healthy. When we continue to take care of others without caring for oneself, we tend to burn out faster. So, take care of yourself so that you are well-equipped to do the same for others.
6. See The Lighter Side Of Life
Allowing yourself to see the lighter side of life is as important as any other self care rule. We live only once and life is too short to be spent on unnecessary seriousness and self-doubt. So, cut out all these negatives. Add levity to your life to help you see the humor hidden in plain sight. We lose precious moments of laughter and life when we take ourselves too
You can care for yourself so that you can live your life to its full potential. So, carpe diem!