4 Benefits of Self-Care
Do you disempower yourself on a daily basis? Maybe you jump to blame yourself when things go wrong. Maybe you only focus on all of the things you don’t like about yourself when you look in the mirror. Or maybe you binge drink to cope with the daily stress of work and end up taking it out on your loved ones. These types of thoughts and actions are self-defeating, self-destructive, and disempowering. In essence, you’ve become you’re least favourite person. And when you shower yourself with these types of disempowering thoughts each and every day, it begins to impact every area of your life – from your relationships with others, to your career, to your physical, mental, and emotional health and overall happiness.
Creating a happy and fulfilling life all starts with the practice of self-care. Self-care is so important for the health and well-being of your body, mind, and soul. It provides you with the energy, motivation, and self-esteem that you need so that you can foster positive experiences throughout your life. By learning to take control of your emotions, your thoughts, and even the language that you use to describe yourself, you can learn to foster self-love and self-empowerment.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of self-care and why it’s so important to practice.
Learn To Recognize What Your Body, Mind, and Soul Really Need
Self-care is not a singular concept. It spans all facets and dimensions of ourselves, and it requires constant learning. Learning to notice our warning signs for chronic illness, learning about our negative mental triggers and how to cope with and balance them, and learning how to simply take notice of the needs of our body, mind, and soul on a daily basis, is really where self-care begins.
Improve Your Performance
Without self-care, how can you really flourish and succeed? When you take care of yourself and your needs, you can excel in almost every area of your life, including your performance at work, at home and within your relationships with others.
Create Your Own Happiness
One of the greatest benefits of self-care is that when you begin to truly love and take care of yourself, you can create your own happiness. You don’t need to wait for someone or something to come along and make you feel happy. Finding joy and fulfillment in life comes from your own thoughts and emotions that you create, and how you associate them throughout your daily encounters and experiences.
When You Take Care Of Yourself, You Can Take Care Of Others
If you’ve ever been on an airplane, you know that each safety presentation and manual that’s presented tells you that if there’s an emergency, always place the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others. Why? Because in order to be able to take care of another, you first must be able to take care of yourself. The same principle applies to your everyday life. When you learn and practice self-care, you’re better equipped at taking care of others, such as a family. When you choose to love, nourish, listen to, and empower yourself each and every day, you’re creating a life that you can enjoy and look forward to living and sharing with others. So if you’ve been dishing out self-defeating thoughts on a consistent basis, it’s time to ditch the self-sabotage and start to learn how you can foster a healthier relationship with yourself and with others around you.
At Ottawa Counselling and Ottawa Hypnosis, we have the experience and knowledge to assist and guide you in shedding those negative patterns so that you can learn to find peace and happiness within. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.