Self-Care Comes First
The idea of self-care may sometimes carry a different meaning from person to person, but overall, self-care means taking care of yourself physically and mentally. Especially now more than ever, it's important, if not necessary, to take the time to care for your body, mind and overall well-being.
One of the biggest stressors for many people during this time may be the uncertainty and lack of control around us. Though easier said than done, staying positive amidst these uncertain times and maintaining a routine that keeps our mind and body healthy is essential. We've gathered a few ways you can practice self-care at home.
Practicing self-care also means taking care of your mental health in addition to your physical health. Investing the time and effort to take care of your mental health as you would your physical health has become a pretty well accepted principle. Talkspace, an online therapy service, offers a convenient and affordable way to get connected to a licensed therapist from the comfort of your own home. The more transparent we are about our concerns, the more self-aware we will be, which is the first step in caring for ourselves.
Self-care doesn't always need to be a grand activity or action. At times, it's as simple as taking a few minutes to breathe and reflect on your day. And what works for one person as a means of self-care may not work with another. So finding your own means of self-care is necessary in maintaining your overall positive physical and mental health.
We've asked some of our models how they personally define self-care and what they do to take care of themselves. Visit our TikTok for the full video!