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Self Care Week

Self care encompasses the things individuals can do to protect their health and manage illness. The social determinants of health – the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age – influence our resistance to illness and disease, as well as our ability to self care. There is a risk that without easily accessible support and advice the advantages of self care will only be felt by higher socioeconomic groups.

To make self care simpler for you we bring to you few activities that you can do for a weekly self care :

Monday

Eat Well & Nourish : Set the tone for your week. Prepare your nourishing meals & snacks. Sip on hot water with lemon.

Tuesday

Tech Detox & Find Your Creativity : Put your phone & computer away. Journal and create an intentious calendar. Read more books, do adult colouring and DIY crafts.

Wednesday

Pamper Yourself : Listen to your favorite music. Light candles and take a bath. Do a DIY face mask.

Thursday

Night time Routine & Catch your Zzz’s : Meditate with essential oils. Sip on a golden milk latte. Wash your face and read in bed.

Friday

Get Social : Get together with a friend. Call your family, try a new restaurant. Dance the night away.

Saturday

Move Your Body : Try a new workout class, Do yoga, go for a long walk. Get outside with a friend or by yourself.

Sunday

Treat Yourself : Get ice cream. Enjoy a glass of wine. Get a manicure or pedicure.

The self care options available will vary depending on the nature of the issue, condition, or ailment. It is important that people wanting to self care have access to quality advice and information, at the right time, together with the right support. While there is a vast amount of medical information on the internet that can help patients make informed decisions about their healthcare, some information is of variable quality and intent. Seek help from a counsellor or a psychologist to choose a program more suitable for you.

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    • Yes. Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself as it produces positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self-esteem. Also, self-care is necessary to remind yourself and others that you and your needs are important too. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

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    • I agree. While a little dose of stress is a healthy way to give us a nudge that we need to meet the deadlines or finish that overdue task, constant stress and anxiety can have an adverse effect on your mental and physical health. Smart self-care habits like eating healthy, connecting with a loved one or, practicing meditation cuts down the toxic effects of stress by improving your mood and boosting your energy and confidence levels. Thank you for stopping by today. I am glad you liked the post.

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    • Agreed Manohar. Life is a precious gift. So why waste it when we have the choice to have a more meaningful existence? Yes, you have a lot of responsibilities— fixing the dryer, mowing the lawn, paying bills. But it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is also your responsibility. Little things like sipping tea while looking at the raindrops racing down the window glass, enjoying a bubble bath, or reading a book are essential for your daily happiness. While things like taking up a new hobby or learning a new language can make your life more purposeful by giving you a new reason to get up in the morning. Start living and stop existing should be the mantra. Thank you for stopping by today. I see you liked my insta post as well. Thank you.

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  1. I resonate that. We’re so occupied and swamped with the things, that leaves us in paltry to take care of ourselves and enjoy simple things, we look out for outwardly happiness. It’s always within. Thanks Garima for writing this. Yep. It’s me, who liked your Instagram story 🙂

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  2. A great post with amazing recommendations to beat the stress. The post also made me realise not to spread myself too thin taking up too many activities in a small window.

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    • I agree with you Hardik. Doing just one thing at a time helps you remember more, get more done in less time, de-stress, bring more attention to your work, and work smarter, instead of just harder. It’s worth the struggle a hundred times over.

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    • Thank you. I am glad you liked the post. Self-care, aka taking a little “me” time, is one of those things you know you’re supposed to do. But when it comes to actually getting around to it, some people are more successful than others. If you have a seriously busy schedule, it might seem impossible to somehow find extra time (HA!) to squeeze in self-care activities like practicing mindfulness, hitting the gym, writing in a journal, or getting enough sleep. But here’s the thing: The busier you are, the more important self-care becomes.

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  3. Great read…good tips. Self care is so important….both for body & soul…without it a person won’t function…though things could vary from Monday to Sunday…thanks for info…Garima!

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    • Thank you Navin. I am glad you liked the post. Just a minute or two of deep breathing could relax you enough to give you strength to make better decisions after. Maybe the laughter club at the local park isn’t so crazy after all. Spend some time with a friend who can make you laugh until your stomach hurts. There’s nothing that gets those endorphins going faster than some feel-good time with friends. Get creative with how you spend your downtime, watch a movie with a happy ending, go window shopping, eat an entire bar of chocolate on your own, drink a large cup of tea with a good book, or treat yourself to a massage. Anything that gets you to stop overthinking and sweating the small stuff. Thank you again for stopping by.

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    • Thank you Jude. Being good to yourself and respecting yourself ultimately leads to others treating you better as well. Putting yourself first is also about better self-esteem, and you taking care of yourself shows others that they need to, too. The concept remains simple, take time out for yourself, guilt-free, and remind yourself that the only way to live life well is to relax and enjoy the ride.

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    • Thank you.
      However, there’s a big gap between knowing how important regular self-care is and actually following through on making it a part of our daily life. And with so many of us living increasingly busy lives, it’s easy to accidentally let self-care slide down the priority list. I am glad you liked this list. Thank you for stopping by.

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    • Glad you liked it. Self-care is a popular topic these days, but it is often poorly explained. Perhaps you keep seeing it mentioned in self-help books or magazine articles and yet don’t have a clear sense of how you’re supposed to add it to your life. It may seem wishy-washy or vague to you. Alternatively, maybe you aren’t convinced that you should practice regular self-care. Maybe you think your resources are better saved for working and for looking after others.

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