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6 Reasons To Prioritize Self Care

Self-care refers to any activity that we engage in to maintain and nourish our health, including mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. While it may seem like an obvious concept, self-care often gets cast aside for more pressing priorities such as work, family and the everyday pressures of life. There are many reasons why you should prioritize self-care and we’ve listed six of the most important below.

Self-Care Benefits:

1. Improves Mood

Investing time in your own care can have a major impact on your mood, leading to greater optimism and positivity. It will help you to feel happier, more satisfied and better able to cope with the challenges that life throws you way. Even taking a small amount of time per week to nurture your physical, emotional and mental health can be hugely beneficial on your mood.

2. Helps relationships

Self-care helps you to be the best person you can be. Ultimately, this will have a positive impact on your relationships. Taking regular time to invest in your personal health allows you to be happier and more stable as an individual. Subsequently, your friends and family will thank you.

3. Decreases risk of burnout

We all lead busy lives. Regular investment in self-care is necessary to avoid burnout. Find a form of self-care that works for you, whether that be taking a walk, spending time with family or getting a massage, and commit to engaging in it regularly. Ultimately, it will help to manage your stress and prevent burnout.

4. Makes you become more present

Spending time managing yourself allows you to become more present and engaged with your surroundings. Above all, you are likely to have a better understanding of what it takes to maintain your mental, physical and emotional health. This will result in you having a greater focus on your current mood and avoiding triggers that have an impact on your health.

5. Better performance

Self-care is often seen as indulgent, when in reality it can have a much broader impact. Looking after yourself helps to maintain your health. Given that, you will likely perform better in all aspects of your life: work, family, sport.

6. Increases quality of life

The overarching benefit of self-care is that it increases the quality of your life. By helping you to be healthier, have better relationships and be more present, self-care will allow you to live a more fulfilling life.

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