When is the last time you took a moment just for YOU? Time to decompress and center yourself, put your worries aside and just relax?!?! If you are like me, this is something that gets put on the back burner all too often. For this reason, I felt it important we take a moment to discuss taking care of ourselves… aka Self Care.
Self care has a high impact on many areas of our lives. There are the more visible aspects such as looking good and well manicured so that the people around you can see that you take care of yourself. But what about the less visible areas of self care?
Did you know that there are four dimensions that encompass all you do to take care of yourself and your well being? These four dimensions are;
With everything that is going on with the world in the current day almost everyone has put at least some, if not all of their self care activities to the side. Whether this was a personal choice or a government mandated action varies.
It has been driven into our minds that self care activities are optional and a luxury. While this can be true in certain instances, if we look further into how some of these activities play a positive role in our lives, it’s debatable how much of an option they really should be.
Let’s take a few moments to focus on the psychological dimension of self care for now.
This is a post for a spa, so we are going to talk only about spa services and plug our business right? Wrong!! While spa services are obviously huge self care items, there are many other options for self care as well.
Everyone has a different idea of what self care means to them. Things as simple as having a routine sleep schedule (with enough hours of sleep), taking a break when needed and using sick time, meditating, reading a book, going for a walk and believe it or not helping others are all great examples of self care.
It has been proven that each of these actions (and many many many more) have a positive impact on mental health. When you are well rested your mind can function properly and digest stressful situations appropriately. Taking sick days and breaks when needed allows you to recharge and not overload yourself. Meditation can allow your mind to reach out to a more peaceful place and bring calm in. And when you are doing for others it reduces your stress and improves your self-esteem and happiness.
I would like to try to emphasize and reiterate that it’s not selfish to take some time each week to care for yourself, do something for yourself and make YOU happy. I think for some of us our natural instinct is to look out for others, make sure the person next to you has everything they need and want. Yet we also need to make sure we are ok. Taking time for ourselves has an impact on our overall wellbeing and affects our life tremendously. If you are one of those people that goes through guilt when putting yourself first (raising my own hand) I challenge you to just step out of that and take an hour this week to focus on YOU in whatever way that may be. After doing so, follow up with yourself and take note of the change or changes you feel after taking that “Me” time. I have listed a few ideas above but I will be happy to link a post below that has more ideas in case you need some.
I think it’s safe to say we all know that being happier, more relaxed, recharged, peaceful etc will allow us to live an overall better and more fulfilling life. It is so easy to put self care items on the back burner. More specifically those “luxury” self care items like going to a spa, especially during difficult financial times.
Of course, Beaute Marque is the holy grail of self care. All of the services offered at our spa allow you to sit back relax and put the stresses of the world aside. And although spa services are options, let’s not discredit the mental benefits they bring. Studies have shown that spa treatments are able to help with stress, anxiety and even depression.
The energy that is felt after completing a spa treatment will most certainly trickle down to have a positive effect on your mental health and the next set of tasks you need to take on.
Beaute Marque offers an array of self-care services from a much needed massage, to a facial that will certainly keep your skin glowing. Or, if you are looking for a less touchy, no contact approach, a float in the float pod is certain to do the trick.
I urge you to read the attached links and step up your self care game in anyway you can! If you don’t do it who will?