Life can be busy, stressful, and a rollercoaster of trials and tribulations. Sometimes, it can all get a bit too much. Indeed, rates of mental illness have spiked in recent years. 20% of Americans currently suffer from a mental illness of some shape or form. It’s never been so important to take better care of our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Practice self care and a host of benefits will come your way. Sound good?
Read on to discover 5 benefits of self care, and how to create an environment that helps.
You’re Happier, Healthier, and More Confident
Practicing self-care helps you feel happier and more content. You could meditate every day, exercise regularly, take time out for yourself, go on more vacations, set better boundaries, and stop drinking/drug-taking. All of these approaches to self-care naturally facilitate improvements to mental health and well-being. You’ll feel lighter, unburdened of hardship, and more confident too. You’ll also give yourself the physical and mental capacity to cope better with future challenges.
Create a Chill-Out Space & Unclutter Your Home
There are all sorts of ways to create an environment that’s conducive to self-care. One of the simplest is to cultivate a room in your home that’s purpose-built for relaxation; where you can escape from the world. You enter that room and wave goodbye to your outside struggles. You can sit, reflect, meditate, watch a movie, or read a book…or anything else that helps. The next step is to get rid of the unnecessary clutter in your home. Light and space are natural stress-relievers. Throw out your unwanted items and you’ll feel lighter and happier in the process.
Place Plants and Flowers in Your Home
Think about buying some plants and flowers too. Being around nature is well-known to facilitate well being. Bringing a semblance of nature into your home will do the same thing. You’ll feel more relaxed, calmer, and at greater peace in yourself.
You’re Less Stressed
Stress is the bane of most peoples’ lives. Work, family, friends, past trauma, poor decision-making- there’s no end to potential sources of stress. It’s a natural part of life and biological response to challenging environmental circumstances. Too much of it, though, and stress can be deeply debilitating. Practicing self-care is about cultivating space. You prioritize your well-being and take steps to reduce those rising stress-levels. Everything from exercising to paying for a spa treatment can stop stress from becoming overwhelming.
You Take Better Care of Others
Strange as it seems, self-care isn’t just about you. The irony is that, sometimes, in order to take care of others we must first take care of ourselves. It’s almost impossible to help somebody when you’re the one in need of support. Practice self-care, then, and you’re more able to have a positive impact on others.
Enjoy These Benefits of Self Care!
It’s hard to overstate the benefits of self care. In the world we live in, complete with its many highs and lows, taking good care of our personal well being is of utmost importance. We hope this post has inspired you to do exactly that. Want to read more articles like this? Search ‘health’ on the website now!