What comes to mind when you hear the word “self-care”? Oftentimes, we think of it as rewarding yourself with a relaxing massage, shopping, traveling or binge-watching. For most women, it’s “beauty” or something that makes them feel good about themselves. But it doesn’t always seem that way.
Self-love are small actions that we do to tend our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. But, with so many things that get in the way, particularly in this time of pandemic, it’s no surprise that you’re feeling a little under-self-cared-for lately.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives, causing too much stress, anxiety, and even adverse psychological effects to many people. That’s why putting more focus and attention to self-care during this time is important.
Loving yourself more will help you become happy and positive. It will also help you become the person you strive to be. In doing so, you need to know how and when your body needs a step back.
Now that we have time to do things, here are the four (4) areas that you need to restore balance to in order to find relief from all the pressure of everyday life during this challenging time.
Take care of your body by exercising and practicing morning routines such as walking, running, gardening, or anything that can make you physically active. Cook something healthy and nutritious, get enough sleep, and continue with regular health checkups. Don’t forget to take your medicines and supplements while you’re at it.
Recognize your emotions and know how to cope with them properly. Reconnect with friends and loved ones. Call them if you need someone to talk to or share what you’re going through. Look for activities that can help you feel emotionally recharged.
“Psychologists have long recognized that anxiety is a normal and healthy function that alerts us to threats and helps us take measures to protect ourselves”,
- According to Dr. Lisa Damour
(Expert adolescent psychologist, best-selling author and monthly New York Times columnist)
Meditate and do deep breathing exercises. If you’re working from home, make sure to choose a less stressful work environment to help you be more productive and efficient. Find activities that can keep your mind sharp such as trying a new skill, reading books, solving puzzles, decluttering, or cleaning your closet. That sense of accomplishment will definitely give a positive mind boost.
Well-managed finances can redirect you away from money problems that can cause stress and anxiety, which can eventually take a toll on your health. As we adjust to a new normal, it’s important to know that financial stability is also a part of self-care. So, take a moment to step back and reflect on your finances.
Do you have enough savings for emergencies? What are your financial goals?
Now is the best time to re-evaluate your finances, start investing, and saving. Before you buy something, think about it carefully. Avoid impulsive buys to lessen your stress when it’s time to pay your bills.
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Our HealthCare Cash Plan is perfectly tailored for individuals, couples or families and provides cash benefits after a hospital confinement. It’s a reimbursement type of health insurance to assist you financially on your recovery.
Eligible for ages 20 up to 50 years old. Pay in 10 years and get covered for 20 years. Premium starts at PHP239/month for individuals, PHP478/month for couples and PHP731/month for families. Based on insurance age of 20 and Plan 500.
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Remember that in order to take care of others, you must take care of yourself first. Go ahead and make sure to have some “me-time” today. Don’t feel guilty about it because self-care is not selfish. It is essential.