Over the last few years there has been an uptick in people who want to practice self-care. If you scroll through your timeline on any social media platform you would be hard-pressed not to find a post about Self Care Sundays or All About Me Day. Instagrammers and twitter tweeters all want to proclaim that they have conformed and are truly taken care of themselves.
Hair done 💇🏽♀️, nails done 💅🏽, everything did 💄…that’s self-care right? That’s the image we see online, right? We like the illusion of thinking we are doing good for ourselves by ensuring that our outside appearance is on point. That’s all self-care is, right? …..WRONG 🚨
Self care is as much about how we treat and handle our emotions and mental needs as it is how we handle our physical needs. So, is self-care really the new wave…I think it should be.
True self-care involves spending time with yourself. Learning what it is that really makes you who you are. Here are some ways that you can practice self-care:
– Practice Mindfulness
Mindfulness is a practice in which a person is super conscious of their thoughts and feelings. To practice mindfulness find a quiet place, clear your mind of any outside distractions, think about a specific idea/prompt you would like to focus on and pay close attention to how you feel.
– Changing Your Diet
Your body is truly your temple and what you put into your body effects your brain and other physical functions. Try adding more organic fruits and vegetables to your diet and drink more water 🥦🥭. Your body will thank you later.
Your body is a machine and you have to work it’s parts so they do not rust! Regular exercise helps in soooo many ways. Not only does it make you leaner and stronger it builds endurance and helps with fatigue.