Self care is refusing to argue with people who have a wrong opinion about you and those who are committed to misunderstanding you.
Self care is loving yourself above your relationships with other people and refusing to be abused in the name of love.
Self care is being mindful of your own needs, so that you are better able to support the people you care about without draining yourself.
When you take care of yourself and are not stressed, you will be a better person and also be able to meet the needs of others.
Why is self care important? This is one question many Nigerian women fail to ask themselves as they crave love, companionship and friendship.
As a Nigerian woman, you need to know that self care is important because it helps you maintain a healthy relationship with yourself. It produce positive feelings and boosts your confidence and self-esteem.
When you care for yourself, you remind yourself and others that you are important and your needs are important too. This will help you stay sane, motivated and healthy.
Self care is not just about your mental health. It’s also about caring for your physical self, by eating healthy foods, enjoying adequate sleep, caring about your hygiene, exercising regularly, and building meaningful friendships.
Here are five tips for self care:
Live Healthy: Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and avoid drugs and alcohol. Manage stress and go for regular medical check ups.
Practice good hygiene: Good hygiene is an important aspect of self care. When you take good care of your body, you improve the way others view you and how you view yourself.
Meet up with friends: As you go through life, you need to build your relationship with other people. You need friends in your life’s journey.
Do something you enjoy everyday: It may be exercising, dancing, watching your favorite TV show, working in the garden, painting or reading.
Relax, relax and relax: Don’t forget to live life to the full without cares and worries. You can relax with meditation, doing yoga, going for a massage and facials or listening to cool music.