Why Investing in Self-Care is So Important
Wellness and self-care shouldn’t only be a priority when you set your New Year’s resolutions – it should be a priority all year long. For far too many of us, unfortunately, it takes a back seat to our other work, social, and family obligations.
What you might not be aware of though is that self-care doesn’t need to be a significant time commitment. All you need to do is designate however much time you need to focus on your wellbeing. When you do, all aspects of your life will be enhanced because you took the steps to finally put yourself first.
So, what does self-care entail? Well, it’s more than just healthy eating, working out, and treating yourself to a spontaneous facial. It can be anything that nurtures yourself, relaxes you, and resets your mind.
Self-care should be a regular practice for many reasons, but below we highlighted some of our favorite reasons why focusing on this will enhance your life.
Self-care supports your physical health
When you think of a healthy lifestyle, your diet and exercise are probably the first two things that come to mind. While these are important, they aren’t the only factors that promote a healthy lifestyle. If you’re constantly on the go, your physical health can suffer. That’s why it’s important to take the steps to unwind to not only reset your mind but to also allow your muscles to relax.
Self-care supports your mental health
Self-care and mental health are interchangeable. Taking the time to boost your mood through self-care will not only promote positivity, but will also leave you happier, and improve the way you view, talk to, and treat yourself. As a result, your self-confidence and self-esteem will improve.
Self-care improves your sleep
It doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that when you have less stress, you sleep better. How you eliminate and minimize stress is through self-care. Not only will your sleep improve, but you’ll have increased energy and a bigger sense of purpose. Neglecting self-care will negatively impact your sleep cycle and will impact your daily tasks and routine, which impacts your wellness as a result.
Self-care doesn’t take a ton of time
We all are busy so the idea of having to stick to a rigid schedule to get your self-care back on track may seem daunting. The good news is though that self-care doesn’t have to look the same every day, or every week, and should always be enjoyable and relaxing to you. That means you can go on a walk one day, take a bath another day, stare at the stars one night, read a chapter from a book one afternoon, or even cook a new recipe for dinner one night.
The biggest takeaway we want you to have is that there is no cookie-cutter approach to self-care. What works for one person, may not work for another – and that’s okay! It’s a highly personal decision what your self-care will look like and how often you’ll want to designate to this practice is dependent on what else is going on in your life, and what you need out of your routine.
One way you can invest in your wellness is by visiting Icebox Cryotherapy. All you need is 12 minutes – less than grabbing a drive-thru coffee – of cryotherapy to experience reduced stress, better sleep, improved circulation, an increase in collagen, and so much more.
If you are looking for a self-care investment but don’t have a ton of time, Icebox Cryotherapy may be the perfect investment for you. Find a location and book an appointment to try out Icebox for yourself!