The Importance of Self-care

The advent of an understanding that mental health and well-being is of utmost importance in our lives has led to the words “self-care” finding their way to the forefront of many conversations. Many people however, don’t truly understand what self-care means, how to undertake the practice, or its benefits. If you are one of these people and you’re looking to find some answers, read on! Self-care is a broad term to define any activity you can engage in on a regular basis which fosters kindness towards yourself and will improve your quality of life. Long-term benefits of self-care activities will have impacts on your physical health and mental health. Engaging in these practices will also help you learn about yourself, it will boost your productivity, and it will enhance your self-esteem. So how do you start? Imagine you’ve had a terrible day at work because your work demands have increased, you arrive home to find that your child has painted on the walls and your partner forgot to put the laundry in the machine even though you reminded him/her. You may be feeling anxious about work and you’re likely frustrated with your child and your partner. A good first step…