Self-Care is not self-indulgence; it is self–preservation. – Audre Lorde.
Self-care is not about being selfish or being self-indulgent.
Self-care is to take care of yourself in all areas of life so that –
- you feel healthy,
- you feel happy,
- you feel like doing your job well,
- you feel that you can help and care for others,
- and you feel passionate and energetic to do all the things you wish to accomplish in the day.
Nowadays, we come across a lot of people facing problems like depression, stress and anxiety.
Stress related to work or stress related to keeping up with the pace of daily life makes our bodies and our lives imbalanced.
Self-care is about maintaining and balancing your mind and your body to gain positivity and happiness.
Self – Care is that you are simply being mindful of your requirements. By maintaining your own needs, you will be better at supporting the people you care about.
When you maintain your Self – Care routine you feel more relaxed and are not stressed. When you can balance your life, you will be in a happy state of mind and would be able to meet the needs of others.
Even taking a deep breath when you notice you are becoming stressed is “Self- Care”.
Emotional Self- Care
Emotional Self- Care helps you know and maintain your daily emotions or moods.
It will help you work with your negative emotions rather than having to battle them in your mind.
Emotional intelligence is following an emotional self-care routine, that will help you regulate and get to know your emotions better.
Emotional Self-care routine includes –
Maintaining a gratitude journal. This will bring positivity into your life and enhance your happy hormones.
Talking to loved ones about your feelings. This could be your friends, relatives, spouse and/or parents.
Set boundaries so that you feel protected.
Emotional Self-care also includes the ability to say “No”, when you are not convinced to do what others want you to do.
Emotional Self -care is to not feel bad, feel guilty or get emotionally disturbed after saying ” No”.
Meditating 10 minutes every day will help you clear your mind and give you calmness.