It’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate for daily self-care.
Because our world is incredibly demanding. We give of ourselves constantly. And if we do not consciously make time to practice self-care, we could lose ourselves in the chaos of the everyday.
In short, we run the risk of burning out.
When we do make time for ourselves, however, that risk diminishes significantly.
And whether you practice self-care by wandering the library stacks for a new book or indulging yourself in that authentic, original Eames chair you’ve been eyeing, making room for downtime in your day is absolutely key.
Need more convincing? Then keep reading to learn 5 very important benefits of practicing daily self-care.
The Benefits of Self-Care
Studies have shown that practicing self-care helps you reduce the stress and anxiety in your life. By listening to your needs and taking care of you, you fill up your cup so you can continue showing up as the best version of yourself.
Self-care also provides the opportunity to step away from the daily grind and get creative. This often provides enormous relief for your overworked brain, which allows you to stay sharp for the rest of the day.
Did you know that when you actively pursue something you enjoy every day, you’ll subsequently increase your productivity? It’s true! When you spend time on yourself outside of work, you will have the motivation to complete your projects at the office, too. It’s a win-win.
Perhaps not surprisingly, spending time on yourself also brings happiness. When you spend time on things that bring you joy each day, you will have the mindset to look at your entire life through rosier lenses.
Practicing daily self-care helps ensure that you are in the best, most relaxed state possible. It’s no secret that you wear many hats: employee, parent, friend, partner, sibling, daughter etc. By making room for downtime, you have a chance to escape all of these outer expectations and instead just be you.
Today I challenge you to take time to figure out what will bring your life more joy. Make a list of five things and challenge yourself to practice at least three of them every day. I think you’ll be pleased with the positive shift your life will take.