National Self Care Week is run by the national charity; The Self Care Forum which aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. In short, it aims to get us all taking better care of ourselves.
Between work and life, most of us are juggling a lot every day. When our to-do list is so demanding, taking care of ourselves is often the last priority. Pushing on for weeks or even months on end could lead to burnout.
If you’re not taking care of yourself — physically and emotionally — everything around you can suffer.
Self-care doesn’t have to involve a huge time commitment. It could be taking a bath, relaxing with a good book, going for a refreshing swim or an exercise class, having a manicure or eating your favourite food. It’s about making a commitment to putting yourself first, even just for a while. Feeling guilty about taking time for self-care when you have other responsibilities is a hurdle for many people.
What are the benefits of self-care?
Self-care can improve your physical health
A big part of self-care is committing to looking after your body and becoming more attuned with its needs. Whether it’s exercising more, eating better or getting enough sleep each night, part of any programme of self-care should focus on looking after your physical health.
Self-care can reduce stress and anxiety
Any activity that makes you feel more relaxed can help to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety and to lift your mood. It can help you build self resilience too. Exercise classes such as our Les Mills Body Balance or Yoga can really help.
Self-care can boost your self-esteem & protects your mental health
Taking the time to care for yourself both mentally and physically is really important and can have dramatic positive effects. Self-care can also help boost your inner strength so you’re more ready for what life throws at you!
COMPETITION – A Little Box of Love! ENTER HERE
As we all need a little self care or pampering, we’ve got a fantastic competition prize for you this week from Cornish company Little Box of Love who make eco-friendly gifts. All lovingly handmade here in Cornwall or sourced from other South West and UK businesses, and made with recyclable, reusable, compostable or biodegradable contents and packaging. Lots of thought, but little waste!
We are delighted to be giving away an Eco Friendly Cosy Night In Box full of little treats to a lucky reader (Entries by 25th November 2021)
So, make sure you do one thing today for YOU and take time for a little self care.
See you next week and see you at the Club soon,