I hope you had a productive week! Its finally FRI-YAY! After listening to a couple of Podcasts, I got to thinking about self-care. I was curious…Do you do it? Do you know what it is?
I think in today’s day and age, we need to do more self care. With the technology rising and the need to share every life detail, we need to unplug and recharge even more!
Take a break and do something YOU like to do.
Self care is the “practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health.” (Google Definition)
Taking that into action can be doing anything that is not WORK. This weekend I am encouraging you to do some self care activities!!!
For me, self care can be going for a pedicure or back massage, doing an at-home-facial and binge watching a reality show, or running outside with my pups. For some people your workout might bring you to the mind space. Haven’t had time to do something you have been wanting to do? Try to make a mindful effort to go do it! 🙂
This weekend do whatever it is that makes you feel good while taking care of yourself. Light a candle and meditate, go for a walk with your pet, or take a nap. Do something you like to mindfully then reflect and appreciate that you took that time for yourself!
WHY is self care so important??
If you work at a desk, you might not realize how demanding this occupation is on your body. Long periods of sitting and repetitive motion can contribute to back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel, and other troublesome issues.
“A recent study estimates that 26.4% of U.S. workers deal with back pain, hurting not only their backs but also your company’s bottom line. The study also found that at least 16.9% of workers with low back pain missed at least one day of work because of the pain in the previous three months.” (EXOS BLOG)
I am in the profession of helping corporate America get back to health! Helping employees improve posture while they work will reduce neck and back pain as well as improve mobility. Being aware of the need for self care is the first step in combating future health issues associated from sitting too long or doing the same movement for periods of time. Self care can include stretching!
Try these poses before bed or when you’re stressed out! This week I encourage you to take care of YOURSELF! Find an activity you enjoy doing and go do it! It will help your mind and body to do so!