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It's time to take care of yourself

Last update: May 30, 2018

Sometimes we get so busy that we forget to take care of the only person who will be with us all our lives: ourselves. It may seem selfish to you to think about your own well-being and make yourself a priority on your daily to-do list, but it's not. One of the most important investments you can make is in yourself, your health, your needs and your wellbeing. In addition, you simply need to know how to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others. Because if you take proper care of yourself, you can take care of your fellow human beings more completely and in harmony with your needs.

Taking care of others and giving them our time is an initiative that comes from the heart.But when this situation becomes routine, it affects us on an emotional level. Also, if a person spends much of their life caring for others, be it practical (doing different things for others) or emotional (emotional support), at some point they no longer care enough about themselves, and it can even happen that he forgets how to do it. It is for this reason that in this article we want to talk about how we take care of ourselves, as this is a fundamental ability to stay mentally and emotionally healthy.

"There is no greater feeling of satisfaction than looking back and finding that a person has grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and selfless deeds."

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Why is it so difficult to take care of yourself sometimes?

Because we humans very often act, move and make decisions according to the needs of others or because of what others say, and do not pay attention to our needs or simply forget them. This means, Basically, it's like stopping an activity, getting out of practice, and even forgetting how much we liked it. As if we stopped listening to ourselves and stopped caring for ourselves so that we forget how to do it. This is especially common in people who have taken care of their children or a family member for many years, and once they stop doing so, they become depressed, fearful, and do not understand what is happening to them or why they are feeling this way .

People who don't know how to take care of themselves often seek therapy and explain that they feel like they are lost, feeling disoriented and blocked without being able to do anything differently to escape their current situation. In all of these cases one and the same thing happens: these people have gotten to a point where they need to take care of themselves but don't know how to go about it. They are faced with a task that seems almost impossible and strange to them, and they do not know where to start.

"There is only a small part of the universe that you know for sure can be better designed, and that part is you."

Aldous Huxley

7 useful pieces of advice to take care of yourself

Remember that all of the hurdles around you are easier to overcome when you are fine. You also have to accept that this task is up to you. This means if you have a partner, friends, family or children, it's great when they care about your wellbeing, but you mustn't expect people around you to take full care of you. That has to come from you. For this reason, we would like to give you seven useful pieces of advice along the way.

1. Organize your surroundings so that they reflect the best of you

Keeping your home, room, work environment, and physical environment in order is the first step in the right direction in taking care of yourself. The place where you are should be an invitation to stay and not to escape. Clutter, little light and a lack of warmth make us feel uncomfortable, and when this is the case every day, our mood sinks into ever deeper darkness.

2. Find a moment of relaxation each day

We lead a lifestyle in which we “never have time”. That's partly true, but time is a resource which is "taken away" from one place and "relocated" to another place. In order to take care of yourself, it is therefore important to look for moments of relaxation every day, even if it is only ten minutes a day in which you switch off, have a coffee or tea, watch the news or the social networks on yours Check your cell phone without anyone bothering you. This moment of relaxation can be in the morning, noon, or at night, no matter what time zone you are in, but that time must exist.

3. Let laughter become part of your daily routine

Do something that makes you laugh: watch a series or a movie, listen to a radio program or talk to yourself, no matter what, the main thing is that it makes you laugh. Looking for a laugh every day has a very positive effect and it shows in our moods too. Be proactive and surround yourself with things that make you laugh. You have to look for it and not wait for laughter to knock on your door.

4. Distance yourself from negative people and emotions

Distancing yourself from what hurts you is an inevitable step in taking care of yourself. If you have toxic relationships or you have people in your closest circle of friends who transfer their negativity to you, you need to distance yourself and set boundaries for them. It is quite difficult to care for yourself when we are surrounded by people who are undermining our efforts to achieve wellbeing.

5. Mind, devote time, and value your personal relationships

Once you've set boundaries in your toxic relationships and distanced yourself from negative emotions, having previously listened to them and not simply ignored them, you can now take care of maintaining the relationships that make you feel good. Give them time, meet up with friends, meet up with your partner, or visit a family member you want to see. Investing time in these relationships will leave you feeling supported and emotionally cared for.

6. Do some exercise, and if you don't have time, make time for it!

Exercise has proven to be one of the best tools to help us restore our mental balance and improve our state of mind. Not only does exercise have benefits on a psychological level, it also improves our self-esteem, we feel better and look better, which equates to an injection of positive feelings. Make a plan to exercise every week and keep doing it as a routine. You will immediately notice changes.

7. Listen to your needs as a person

First of all, you have to connect with your needs, listen to what they are trying to tell you, and then you have to be true to yourself. This is one of the best ways that you can take care of yourself. Keeping your needs in mind and always putting the well-being of your fellow human beings as your top priority may be the easiest way to go right now, but in the long run you will suffer. It's about taking the time to think about how you are feeling, what you want, what is important to you and how you can guarantee these aspects.

Ultimately, you have to remember that it can be a difficult task, and you may not even know where to start if you've never taken care of yourself. You shouldn't get discouraged because basically anything we do for at least three weeks becomes a habit. Therefore, you should make it a goal to make it a habit of taking care of yourself by following these seven useful pieces of advice for 21 days. You will not regret it!

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