Taking care of yourself—If you’re like the rest of the world right now, chances are you need some serious time for yourself.
When work starts to pile up, you have multiple projects at home and other responsibilities to take care of, it’s easy to put aside taking care of yourself and doing the things that help you feel energized.
For example, if one of your top priorities is your family and you want to feel energized and present when you’re with them, maybe you carve out alone time to rest or turn off your phone when you have dinner.
It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of self-care and can help you anti-stress, stay healthy, and be resilient.
Why Do We Often Fail at Self-Care?
Practicing self-care isn’t always easy. Most of us are crazy busy, have stressful jobs, or are too consumed with technology to make time for ourselves. Me-time is usually last on the agenda. Worse, we can sometimes feel guilty about taking the time required to take care of ourselves.