Because you Care!
The Untold Benefits of Taking Care of Your Mind & Body
We all know that taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically, is imperative to your survival and your ability to thrive. However, no one really discusses the specifics of what self-care does for you. As a human being, our minds and bodies are constantly working overtime to keep us as fit and healthy as they possibly can. The least we can do is return the favour to keep them firing on all cylinders. Self-care can:
• Reduce the risk for disease (in your brain and your body)
• Create a better understanding of yourself
• Allow you to better fulfill your desires
• Give you a chance to recover
• Help you better control your life
Taking care of yourself is of paramount importance for your wellbeing, especially in this world that we have unfortunately cultivated. In a fast paced, stressful world like ours, taking care of our minds and bodies can only allow us to become better as people and as a society. Some of the benefits of properly caring for yourself includes:
1. Reduce the risk of diseases
Prolonged stress, physical or mental, increases the likelihood of various diseases. If your body or mind is continually exposed to increased tension, volatile emotions, and other side effects of stress, your mind and body become weak and no longer function at their highest potential. All of this means you are more susceptible to things like heart disease, the flu, and even other more serious diseases.
A constantly stressed mind will also lead to anxiety and volatility, both of which prevent you from seeing the world at its best as well as keep you from focusing on your work. Taking care of your mind and body will not obliterate the risk of disease or anxiety. But it will certainly make it much more difficult to take hold.
In addition to reducing stress, you can take proactive measures to change your daily habits. It’s the little things that can have a huge impact. Whether it’s buying a standup desk to prevent the ailments related to a sedentary lifestyle, researching the best drugstore concealer to prevent your skin from unhealthy breakouts, or investing in a pair of anti glare computer glasses to protect your vision from staring at a computer all day long, there are endless ways in which you can make small adjustments to your daily activities that will help to prevent the risk of future disease and unhealthiness.
2. Create a better understanding of yourself
When you care for your body, it has been reported that you also cultivate a better understanding of your emotions and mental health. The opposite is true, too. When your mind is clear and content, your physical well-being reflects your mood. Your body will be functioning in top condition.
Just because you care about your mind and body, you are caring for the other parts of you, too. Because you are facilitating a better understanding of who you are and how you “work”. This understanding can only lead to better self-care and even more accomplishments.
3. Allow you to fulfill your desires
A healthy mind and body will allow you to better achieve your goals. You will have better focus and far more energy and drive to accomplish what needs to be done and what you want to do. Work will always be stressful on some level, but when you take care of yourself, you can finish your work and pursue your dreams with far more focus, intensity, and drive. Whether you’ve always wanted to enroll in online singing courses or sign up for online tutoring, when you take care of yourself, you will have much more energy to pursue your passions and interests.
4. Give yourself a chance to recover
Stress is inevitable. It will always be around us. However, with self-care practices, you can allow your body and mind the chance to recuperate and come back better than ever. When you can, take time for yourself each day. Do something you enjoy, something that relaxes you.
When you take a chance to rest and relax both your mind and body, it will decompress and relieve tension and anxiety from within. Read a book, drink some tea, take a nap on your plush Nectar mattress, kick back in front of your air conditioner, whatever relaxes you, do it. This private time is a great and easy way to take care of yourself.
5. Help you better control your life
When you keep your mind and body healthy, you are more immersed in the world around you. You also have far more energy, focus and motivation than you would have if you did not take proper care of yourself. Putting yourself in good physical and mental condition will allow you to not only understand your world. It will also allow you to influence and navigate it to the best possible outcomes. Because you care, you will be better prepared to go out into the world. When you take care of yourself, you are creating a better ‘you’ – not only to fully live your life but to be completely present when you engage with others.
Take Good Care of Yourself!
It can be difficult to remember to take the time to give your mind and body a chance to rest. Whenever possible, unplug from the world and decompress. When you truly give your mental and physical health the attention they deserve, you will find yourself becoming the best possible version of you that there is to be. Because you care!
Take care, Klaudia xx