What is self-care, and why is it important? The answer is that self-care is taking care of yourself because you cannot give to others what you do not have.
We are often so busy taking care of others that it feels selfish when we turn our focus inward, but the Dalai Lama is attributed with saying, “taking care of yourself is an essential part of taking care of others. The healthier the tree, the better the fruit it can offer.”
The last couple of years have highlighted the importance of safeguarding health and wellness with vigilance. It all comes down to self-care. Self-care is basically preserving a healthy relationship with yourself at every level: physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
There are many things you can do to practice self-care,
Nurture Your Relationships
When we are at odds with others, it is hard to be at peace with ourselves. The reverse is also true. Part of nurturing our relationships is connecting with others in meaningful ways. Sometimes relationships can be a little sticky, but learning to forgive when you’re wronged, showing gratitude when kindnesses are shown to you, saying “I love you” often and “I’m sorry” when necessary, and practicing compassion and acceptance for others and their ideas go a long way toward healthy relationships.
Get Enough Sleep (at least 7 hours)
Sleep is vital for your health and well-being. Sleep deprivation causes cognitive decline as well as distortions in mood and physical ability. What you are able to accomplish and feel when awake depends a great deal on how much sleep you got the night before.
Every new thing you learn has a positive effect on your brain. It forms new neural pathways and may help act as a preventative to dementia. It can serve as a way to recharge creativity and a way to let off steam. It also increases self-confidence.
Maintain Healthy Boundaries
Whether it’s in your professional or personal relationships, boundaries are vital. Give yourself permission to say no to requests that are beyond your scope mentally, physically, emotionally, or physically. Healthy relationships are win-win. Healthy boundaries help maintain the win-win balance.
Eat With Nutrition in Mind
Nutrition affects every aspect of personal wellbeing. Without proper nutrition, physical capabilities diminish, mental abilities become foggy, and emotions are hard to keep under your personal control. The better you eat as far as nutrition is concerned, the better you will feel.
For a little extra boost of self-care, here is a vitamin-packed smoothie recipe to add hydration, fun flavor, and nutrition to your day.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 scoop Sunwarrior Tahitian Vanilla Collagen Builder
- 1 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk
- ¾ cup tropical coconut water
Add all those superfood ingredients to your high-speed blender and blend your way to better health and happiness. Pour it into your favorite glass and enjoy.
For some self-care that goes the extra mile, sip your vitamin-packed orange smoothie while reading a good book, cuddling with your favorite dog or human, or while relaxing in your bathtub. Sunwarrior’s Collagen Builder has all your daily requirements for vitamin C as well as so many other nutrients
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