Self-care has been a bit of a buzzword throughout 2018 and this week it’s firmly on the agenda in the UK. What does it mean though? Cynics might say it is about wrapping yourself up in warm blankets and hiding away from the world or avoiding anything you don’t like in the interests of “self-care”.
But the NHS (National Health Service) are right to put it on the agenda. Self-care can be a huge part of what’s missing for someone who’s busy, stressed or getting burned out and doctors often see the extreme side of that. What’s important is not to wait until you are burned out or just ill as a result of pressure so that you have no other option than to give yourself a rest.
I think there’s a better way and incorporating self care every day helps to serve as an armour to protect the energy that we need in order to survive and thrive. Self care goes a long way in managing stress and living your best life. It can be done in small ways and in big ways. Here are 5 self-care shots you can put into practice today and definitely this week!