WHAT IS SELF-CARE ?
WHO defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”.
In simpler terms self-care is an activity that we indulge in, to care, for our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.Although in words it seems very simple but very often do we ignore this stuff and as a result, we suffer. Good health is a key to improved mood, reduced anxiety, and makes our journey towards a better, happier person easy.
Some people take it differently. But let me clear it to you that self-care is not a selfish act. It does not mean that we need to put forth our needs first then the others. Self-care is like knowing our needs, knowing what others need. It’s like an ability by which we not only take care of ourselves but also the people around us. You can also term it as a feeling that if you won’t take good care of yourself, you won’t be in a position to help others.
So in a nutshell self-care will not only benefit you but also the people around you. Let us discuss self-care practices in details. Click on the link to know 5 Self-care practices for complete wellness
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