Beyond Face Masks: The True Essence of Self-Care
Taking care of yourself, mentally and physically, is essential for one’s wellbeing. Lately, with social media, the stereotypes of self-care have been mistaken as pampering our appearance or treating ourselves with something materialistic. However, “self-care” is more than just that. It is about doing things that make us feel good, both inside and out, to decrease the stressors in our daily lives.
Here are some ways that you can practice self-care and prioritize your wellbeing:
Asking for help. Whether going to therapy or even just reaching out to a friend, asking for help is an important step to taking care of yourself. Surround yourself with those who make you feel loved.
Exercise. Moving your body is crucial for your mental wellbeing. It helps to clear your mind and focus on yourself for some time. Most importantly, you should move your body in a way that feels good to you. This can include stretching, walking, an exercise class, etc.
Spend time alone. Spending time alone allows you to wind down, relax, and destress. It’s an opportunity for you to reflect on your relationship with yourself and others. You can try journaling, meditating, cleaning your space, or starting a new hobby.
Saving money. There is so much stress revolving around saving and spending money. By managing our money, we are taking care of ourselves. If you don’t already have a budget, take time to create one. From there, come up with new ways to reduce spending and save.
Spend time outside. The health benefits of spending time outside are countless. It is the perfect form of self-care as it helps with your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. A daily dose of sunshine is good for the soul.
Fuel your body. Food is fuel for your body. Learn about proper nutrition that provides the best energy while occasionally allowing yourself a treat. Hydrating is equally important, so don’t skip sipping on quality H2O!
Sleep. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night to feel your best! Getting an adequate amount of sleep affects your behavior internally and externally. The benefits of sleep affect you in the long run as it sets up how you live out each day.
How can Wellworks For You help with your self-care?
Wellworks For You strives to provide top-quality service in each of our wellness programs and acknowledges that self-care is an important way to care for mental and physical wellbeing.
Learn more about our programs as part of our wellbeing solutions.
Financial Wellness Program. Adults are constantly plagued by financial stress, affecting their overall wellbeing. This program is a solution to manage your financial stress. Our Financial Wellness Program aims to relieve financial stress by providing resources such as financial assessments and coaching to help with the weight of student loans, credit, banking, and more.
Mental Wellbeing Platform (WellBalance). Seek help when everyday routines aren’t enough for you. Our Mental Wellbeing Platform emphasizes the importance of overall wellbeing. Our program provides you with resources such as challenges, surveys, educational content, teletherapy, and coaching. Through our mental wellbeing solution, you’ll learn about the necessary self-care needed to feel healthy inside and out.
Preventative Care. Scheduling your yearly annual check-ups is extremely important for long-term health. Self-care is more about the benefits in the long run. Weekly yoga is great, but ensure you are getting to the nitty-gritty of caring of your general health.
Healthy Habits Challenges/Wellness Challenges. Taking care of yourself through everyday routines and creating discipline is important in creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Our wellness challenges can provide you with the motivation and opportunity to set goals for yourself.
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