The Importance of Self-Care

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As women, we serve many different roles. We are mothers, grandmothers, caretakers, teachers, employees, leaders, and volunteers. As we strive to keep up with our ever-evolving responsibilities, we often forget about making the time to give back to ourselves. Self-care is essential to our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Incorporating self-care into your daily routine takes practice, but the benefits can be immediate and lead to a more positive mindset.

Benefits of Self-Care

Can improve physical and emotional health
Self-care can boost your immunity, increase energy, and lower stress and anxiety. Giving yourself permission to unwind and slow down promotes a sense of revitalization and positive well-being within your mind and body.

Helps you sleep better
When you add self-care to your daily routine, you are more likely to feel relaxed and rejuvenated – making you sleep better through the night.

Gives you alone time
Since most self-care is done by, well, yourself, it allows you to connect with your values, desires, and dreams on a deeper level. Simply sitting in a quiet space provides clarity that cannot be achieved when surrounded by distractions and noise.

Improves relationships
It is more difficult to give to others when you are not taking the time to nurture your needs. The more you take care of yourself, the better you feel – giving you ample energy to invest in quality time with others.

Increases productivity
It may seem counterintuitive, but the more time we give to ourselves, the more focus we have for the various roles and responsibilities of everyday life. If you take the time to slow down each day, you are more likely to be intentional with your time.

Self-care is good for you! When you view self-care as a priority instead of a luxury, you can experience benefits in every aspect of your life.


Self-care is uniquely yours!

Self-care is different for each person. What may fill one person up may drain another. The following acts of self-care are suggestions – choose activities that leave you feeling energized, happy, and inspired.