Taking care of your overall well-being is integral to being a healthy and productive person.
It enables you to be more productive, it boosts your immune system, enhances your self-esteem, and improves your compassion towards others, says Katherine Hurst of The Law of Attraction in her article What Is Self-Care And Why Is Self-Care Important?.
But then, a lot of people still think that self-care is being selfish and inconsiderate.
In this webisode of Beyond Small Talk, hosts Peter Kairuz, Sonjia Calit, and Zenia Panahon discuss the importance of self-care. They also share tips that you can apply to have a healthier body, soul, and spirit.
1. Learn to listen to your body
Are the pressures of life crushing you down? Swamped by your daily tasks and cannot function well?
Be sensitive to detect the messages that your body sends to you.
“Self-care is not being selfish, it is being healthy,” Zenia Panahon emphasized.
Can you hear your body groan and complain? It’s okay to take a step back and retreat.
2. Set aside some time for yourself
Stress is everywhere. It is inevitable.
You need to find some time to slow down, clear your thoughts, and get replenished. You may try meditating, take a 10-15 minute walk every day, or clean and declutter your desk.
According to Zenia Panahon, “Self-care routines vary for different people. It still depends on what works for you and what recharges you.”
3. Make a habit of spending time with God.
Dedicate a time for just you and God.
Say a word of prayer, give thanks to Him, and read what He wants to say to you through His Word.
You can come to God in all your brokenness. Allow Him to make you whole and to comfort you while in the midst of your raging sea of stress and negative emotions.
Peter Kairuz says it beautifully, “When God comforts you, it’s all-encompassing. It’s not just your spirit, but your body benefits from that moment with God.”
If you’re suffering from mental illness, Beyond Small Talk is here for you and ready to listen.
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