Mantra to a Healthy and Happy life

“You always say such lovely things to me, Red. Do you say them to yourself?”

                                                                  -Talia Hibbert 

                                                        (Get a life, Chloe brown)

Most of us are skilled and well trained in taking care of our loved ones but when it come to take time out for ourselves, we often don’t have time because of our hectic schedules, loads of work in office, social commitments, meetings, providing to the family, scrolling social media and other ample of excuses. 

We generally don’t understand the importance and value of self care. Self care is like a super-fuel that fills the vehicle of our lives with love, contentment, peace, mental satisfaction and much more.

What is self care?

Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.

5 Pillars of Self-care

1. Physical  

The physical pillar of self-care encompasses any processes or activities that affect your physical wellbeing, including diet choices, exercise, and sleep patterns. Our physical body is our temple and it’s absolutely crucial to set aside time to treat it with kindness, love and respect.

2. Social  

The social pillar of self-care refers to your network of support, specifically your inner circle of family, friends, colleagues, and other people you interact with on a regular basis. As social creatures, humans require a feeling of social belonging and acceptance that comes from building a reliable network of supportive and loving people.

This pillar also extends to protecting yourself from draining social situations or toxic people whenever possible, as well as setting social boundaries and being able to decline social invitations when your body is requiring a different method of self-care.

3. Emotional

The emotional pillar of self-care refers to healthy awareness and management of your emotions and stress, and includes all practices that can help to nourish your heart. This includes consistently taking time to check in with yourself and really understand your emotions in a positive way. 

4. Intellectual

The intellectual pillar of self-care refers to all practices that help to nourish your mind. Whether you enjoy reading or learning how to speak another language, actively engaging your brain in new educational projects is an essential method of self-care. Setting aside time just to learn, in whatever capacity, will inevitably leave you feeling more confident and accomplished as you expand your potential in pursuit of education and learning. Personal growth and self-development allows us to feel a sense of purpose and achievement that we are constantly moving in the direction of becoming the best version of ourselves. 

5. Spiritual

The spiritual pillar of self-care includes all practices that can help nourish your soul and refers to the beliefs and values that guide our lives.

This can mean taking time to explore a spiritual practice such as yoga or meditation, or visiting your place of worship each Sunday. Whatever spirituality may mean to you, this pillar plays an essential role in self-care by allowing you to extend gratitude for the blessings in your life and to appreciate the big picture of life as a whole. 

            “Be you, love you. All ways, always.”

                                                 – Alexzandra elle