What is self-care and why is it so important?

Chances are that you have seen the word self-care. You may associate this term with a day at the sauna or a visit to the hairdresser. At a time when our society considers a busy life as a measure of a good life, taking good care of yourself has become more important than ever. But what does self-care mean to you? And are you able to take good care of yourself?

What does the term self-care mean?

Self-care literally means taking care of yourself. Taking care of yourself in a way that is good for you. Lovingly and with attention. Because your own well-being and health can also be on your to-do list. In this way you consciously work on improving your mental and physical health and your energy will flow better. Self-care is like a gift to yourself that makes you feel better than before. It can be a grand gesture or just a moment in between that can make the difference. By taking good care of yourself, you can also take better care of others.

Why is self-care important for you?
  • It makes you healthier: By taking good care of yourself, you listen better to your body’s signals. This allows you to respond to what you need and act accordingly. What is good for you? Choose feeding instead of filling, so that every day can contribute to your positive health.
  • It makes you happy: The search for happiness starts with yourself. Taking good care of yourself. By discovering what makes you happy and what is good for you, you can take this into account and apply it more often. For example, do you enjoy a nice walk, a healthy and fresh meal or an afternoon nap? Dare to make room for self-care and feel the energy and happiness flow through your body. Enjoy!
  • It makes you resilient and confident: Did you know that with self-care you work on yourself every day and grow (subconsciously) in the direction that is right for you? You create more peace and balance in your life and this has a positive effect on your strength, confidence and view on daily activities. Self-care enriches your look on life and by regularly planning a moment for yourself to recharge and relax, you give yourself what you actually need. Relax and treat yourself to these precious moments!
How do you apply self-care?

Do you want to feel better in your skin? Feel less stressed by life, feel healthier or improve your concentration? Everything stands or falls with self-care. Pay attention to yourself. Allow yourself the warmth, love and relaxing moments you long for. Put yourself higher on your to-do list and make self-care part of your planning. But how do you do that? For example, by giving yourself enough sleep or by exercising daily. By eating healthy food, creating moments of rest or just doing nothing.

When was the last time you really did nothing for a while? You may not be very good at it, but you can even learn “nothingness” and it feels good not having to do anything for a while. Put on a face mask, flip through your favorite book, turn on some lovely music or treat yourself to a yoga class.

Did you know that you can take an online yoga class with us for free? Discover the yoga class here; this is a present for you from us, because we wish you the positive effects of yoga wholeheartedly. Take a warm shower or enjoy a bath or dance like nobody’s watching! Or say “no” to an appointment and choose you. Discover what works for you, because everyone can give their own twist to self-care. Give yourself this peace and quiet, relax and enjoy healthy habits. Reinforce yourself with self-care, because you are always worthy of feeling good.

Do you regularly enjoy self-care? Why / why not? We are happy to help you with the steps you can take to take care of yourself (even) better.

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