Consider the last time you took some extra time out of your day to perform self-care. Is it daily? Or if you’re lucky, once a week? Sometimes they are little additives that seem so small they aren’t necessary. Well let us tell you, they can make all the difference.
We tend to forget how important it is for each of us to take some extra time to care for ourselves. After all, if we do not take care of the bodies we were born in, how is it expected to take care of us in return? With this in mind, we want to convince you of the importance of implementing a daily self-care routine of some sort. Even if it is a small step, it’s better than nothing.
What exactly is a self-care routine?
Self-care can be a number of different things. It can range from actions to considering your mental well-being. The most important aspect of self-care is performing or accepting behavior that simply promotes happiness and better health for yourself.
Some examples of this can be:
- Doing a hobby you enjoy (painting, reading, cooking, etc.)
- Connecting with nature (hiking, swimming, walking on a trail, etc.)
- Eating a healthy diet
- Keeping a regular sleeping schedule
- Expressing gratitude (journaling, meditation, etc.)
- Maintaining a good hygiene routine (daily showers, skincare, brushing your teeth, etc.)
All of these listed are things that are possible to complete once a day, or at least once a week to maintain a healthy attitude toward life. Whatever you enjoy most is what you should reside some time for.
Why is a self-care routine important?
Short answer: your mental health and well-being! There are so many things about life that cause stress and unhappiness. Some of those we simply cannot control. Things like inflation, war, or sickness. As much as we want to avoid it, these things exist.
Data provided by the American Psychological Association shows that 62% of adults asked disagreed with the statement, “our children are going to inherit a better world than we did.” 76% of adults said the future of our nation is “a significant source of stress in their lives.” 68% said, “this is the lowest point in our nation’s history…”
These numbers are extremely discouraging. Unfortunately, some reading this right now may feel similar to this. Most of the time if you turn on the news, or see what is trending online, there are an overwhelming amount of negative stories. This can put a damper on your outlook. Again, though we cannot control these things, we can control how we treat ourselves.
A self-care routine can help:
- Manage stress and anxiety
- Lower your risk of illness
- Improve mood
- Boost self-esteem
- Better relationships
Manage stress and anxiety
When you are doing something you enjoy, do you feel stress or anxiety? Probably not. In the same respect, if you perform tasks that help you to feel good, you may start to realize you feel more comforted and prepared for the day.
For example, of course here at Relaxium, we love to harp on the importance of a sleep routine. If you allow yourself to wake up and fall asleep at the same time each day you will not lose out on precious hours of relaxation. In turn, your brain and body will be completely rested and ready to take on the day.
If you are ever anxious about your skin, a skin routine can help solve this! If you are worried about a diet or gaining weight, some physical exercise may help you to feel like you are on track and those endorphins released will react positively.
Lower risk of illness
Physical exercise, good hygiene, and healthy eating habits; all of these self-care routines are going to better your health in the future.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported on the dangers of poor nutrition. On the other hand, it was stated that those who eat a healthier diet “live longer and have a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.”
Doing what you love makes you feel good. If you enjoy being outside in nature especially, there are correlations to activity outside linking to happiness. U.S. Department of Agriculture states that taking time outdoors lowers the “risk of depression,” and encourages “faster psychological stress recovery.”
Being pent up inside a room does no one good. We saw that from quarantine, many were taking to the trails for a daily walk, or just using nature as an escape from the hectic world.
As we noticed above in stress and anxiety, doing things that benefit yourself will improve your self-esteem. Showing some love to yourself will help to prove to yourself that you are worth it!
Making little moves daily may help you to feel more productive which will also reinforce the notion that you are working towards your goals. It is hard to feel down when you do and complete things that you enjoy.
When you truly love yourself the overwhelmingness of life will be much easier to tackle.
Let’s take a breather
By no means is changing up your schedule simple. This may take some time. If you don’t start to feel great right away it’s ok! Things take time. If you need some extra help consider our supplement Relaxium Focus Max or Relaxium Calm.
All Relaxium products are drug-free and non-habit-forming. Relaxium Focus Max was designed to promote sharper focus, boost brain performance, and supply vital nutrients to the body. This may help aid in your journey of completing tasks like reading some new books; or anything that requires some extra brainpower.
Relaxium Calm is a natural ingredient supplement that promotes relaxation, helps to elevate mood, and supplies vital nutrients to the body. If part of your new self-care routine is taking some time to relax and sit back, this may be what you need!
Good luck! Start your new routine today
Regardless of the reason, we all need some time to help ourselves. What better way to do this than doing things that you love to do? We hope this has provided some insight into the importance of self-care.
To restful and healthy days ahead.
The Relaxium Team
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.