How To Care For Yourself

Care For Yourself

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How To Care For Yourself

 

In our fast-paced, frenetic world, it’s hard to find the time to take care of yourself. But it is important to look after yourself, Especially when you are feeling overwhelmed. Because of this, it is wise to create a healthy lifestyle. For example,  eating healthily, finding time for self-care, and not overworking yourself.

Sometimes, it can be as simple as looking after your health and wellbeing by taking a break. It sounds cliché but it works!

However, sometimes in order to care for yourself you need to dig deeper.

It could be that you need to boost your immune system, work to improve your mood, or need a deeper self-care practice.

The Importance of Self-Care

 

The importance of self-care is a big discussion topic. It’s not always easy to figure out how to take care of yourself and your mental health. However, there are a few things you can do. It’s important to have a healthy mindset and be mentally strong. Everyone should know that they have the power to change their state of mind or physical wellness as well as how they feel about themselves, others, and their lives.

 

Care For Yourself

 

Let’s take a look at the things you can do to boost your self-care habits.

 

The Things You Can Focus On Now

 

To start with, you need to work on some quick wins that can make such a big difference.

If you have the time, take a soothing bath with some candles lit.

 

Set a timer for 10 minutes and take a walk around your neighborhood. #selfcare Click To Tweet

 

If you are not sleeping well, drinking enough water, exercising, or eating well, you are at risk for various health complications.

Now is the time to consider all of these things. However, that all may seem a bit overwhelming so consider a smaller step such as concentrating on your water intake.

 

Drink More Water
8 Ways To Drink More Water

 

Drinking enough water is the least expensive and easiest thing you will ever do for your physical and #mentalhealth Click To Tweet

 

It will make a big impact too.

 

Why You Need To Try Different Wellness Treatments

 

Everyone is looking for the ideal well-being treatment to help them feel better. And it’s so important for people to try different wellness treatments until they find one that works for them. When people find an alternative therapy that works best for them, it can often make such a difference to their lives. It could be acupuncture or ketamine therapy or reiki – whatever you need to make you feel better. You can also try alternative medicines. As these medicines are made from plants or herbs and have proven many times over to be more effective than modern medicine.

 

The Best Ways to De-Stress Your Life

 

Finally, you’re going to want to work on ways to de-stress in life too. Most people are more likely to suffer from stress-related diseases, which are often irreversible. This is because stress can cause inflammation in the body, which lead to conditions like arthritis, heart disease, and diabetes. Make sure that you’re avoiding stress and relaxing as a priority. Taking days off, going for walks, and generally looking to put your health and wellbeing first can have such an impact.

 

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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22 thoughts on “How To Care For Yourself”

  1. I wish I could care more for myself. I don’t really need to go shopping or vacationing in some fancy place. All I need is to have at least a day away from the kitchen! I feel that there will be a day that I will just drop dead with a spatula in my hand. Even my “me time” becomes “their time.” Ugh. Come January next year, I will put my foot down and demand time for myself.

    1. Eileen, you are clear on what you need and now you need to get it. Protecting that me time will actually show everyone the importance of it. Let’s get you out of that kitchen and with something else in your hand other than a spatula.

  2. The post was really great. The best thing I loved about it is you have explained the importance of self care in such a perfect way. Self care is really important!

  3. This is great, it’s easy to forgot how something so simple like drinking more water can be so good for us. A simple way to feel a little bit better each day!

  4. Yes! I write about self-care a lot. It is so important yet we forget to do it or some of us feel guilty about caring for ourselves before caring for others or getting things done. These are great tips. Sometimes we need a reminder.

    1. So many moms struggle with this. One important call Al is that by no means am I saying put yourself first even before the children’s safety and very basic needs are met. This is about putting yourself first before their wants and desires, not before their needs.

  5. I think people underestimate just how important water is given that we are 90% water we should all be paying more attention to this simple facet of self care. Well done for highlighting!

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.