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  • Better Health with a Self-Care Routine

    According to the National Institute of Health, “Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy.”

    Caring for your physical health flows over to caring for your mental health as well. Like any new habit, it takes time to develop a routine that suits you, but the benefits of establishing a self-care routine are considerable. Regular self-care has been clinically proven to reduce anxiety and depression, reduce stress, increase happiness, help you adapt to changes, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks, to name a few.

    Common examples of self-care include: maintaining a regular sleeping routine, eating healthy, spending time in nature, doing a hobby you enjoy, and expressing gratitude. Each method of self-care fits into one of seven pillars: mental, emotional, physical, environmental, spiritual, recreational, and social, but basically it includes anything that will help us to pause, relax and recharge. A well-balanced self-care routine involves each of these, so avoid restricting yourself to just one or two pillars.

    Self-care can look different for everyone, but to count as self-care, the behavior should promote health and happiness for you. Making intentional efforts every day to care for yourself is necessary for your mental, physical, and emotional health. Here are some ideas to get you started on self-care: 50 Self-Care Ideas for a Bad Day.

    Remember, self-care is all about YOU. James Clear says, “You don’t have to build the habits that everyone tells you to build. Choose the one that suits you, not the one that’s most popular.” (Atomic Habits by James Clear)

    If you still struggle with self-care, you may find support through Homeopathy. Reach out to me for your Free Discovery Call to see if Homeopathy can help you reach your wellness goals.