Why You Need a Self-Care Routine in 2019

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The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is definitely one of the buzzwords of 2019 in the health and wellness industry. But what exactly is it and why is it so important? Keep reading and you will find out why you need a self-care routine in 2019.

Self-care [Noun] The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.

The definition might seem complicated, but you are probably already practicing bits of self-care on a daily basis. For example, taking 30 minutes before bed to do your skincare ritual is, in fact, a form of self-care.

However, it is important to consciously incorporate self-care into your life. Doing self-care on a passive basis is not harmful, by any means. But, by not actively making time for it, other tasks and life errands may take priority over it without you even realizing it.

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A well-established self-care routine can improve your life in the following ways:

Reduces Stress. Doing your favorite things helps you de-stress after a long day. A well-established self-care routine gives you something to forward to every day.

Boosts Happiness. Self-care means making yourself a priority. It’s as if you are a celebrity receiving VIP treatment every day. Treat yourself, you deserve it.

Increase Productivity. We have a symbiotic relationship with our bodies. Shower it with love and care, and it will do the same to you. Self-care helps you refocus so you can be your best self.

Design Your Self-Care Routine

In order to help you create your self-care routine, we have divided self-care into three major categories.

  1. Mind
  2. Body
  3. Spirit

Each of these is equally important, and it is good to strike a balance between all aspects of your life. It might be overwhelming to design a self-care routine that incorporates all three categories, so we recommend focusing on each one individually at first. 

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