True wellness is the intersection of physical and mental health, they go hand in hand and you can’t have one without the other, however, today’s lifestyles are making it harder to keep our mental and physical health our priority without feeling guilty.  

With this in mind one might ask themselves how can they find the time for health with such fast-paced lifestyles? 

This is where self-care swoops in! It has been found to be one of the most effective ways to prioritise health whether it is mental or physical in line with a busy and fast lifestyle. The main pillar of self care is actually consciously making time for it. 

While making time for yourself might seem unimportant or even selfish when you have so many things to do with work, family, etc, according to some psychologists, they believe that self-care should be a fully integrated practice in everybody’s life, however busy or chaotic it may be. Indeed, self care practices have proven to improve life in so many ways, maily reducing stress, clearing your mind, recharging and releasing any pressure. Furthermore, self-care also plays a significant role in personal and career development as it allows individuals to be in the best mindset to develop and grow their skills in order to achieve their goals. 

With all this in mind, here are some self-care tips: 

  • Think positive (positive self talk/affirmations on post-it, on your phone, everywhere as a reminder) and be kind to yourself.
  • Set a bedtime alarm to make sure to have enough sleep and be filled with energy for the next day !
  • Take breaks to fill your biological needs.
  • Listen to guided meditations to allow your mind to rest.
  • Pause and acknowledge.
  • Note all the positive things you accomplished until this day.
  • Remember the nice comments people said to you.
  • Rest is a necessity, not a privilege. 
  • If you are struggling to make self-care a habit, try to begin with one small commitment and one small change, and build from there.
  • Develop your talents and use your skills to try something new.

Take care 🙂