How To Self-Care Your Way Through Life In The Best Way
We live in difficult times, where the tough competition has forced everyone to keep running endlessly towards their goals. Times where we often feel guilty for taking a break or time off for ourselves. We’d advise you to take good care of yourself because this genius brain of yours needs its own share of rest from time to time. You guessed it right, this article will focus on self-care and why it’s important in this day and age. So, let’s discuss in detail what is self-care, what are the different types of self-care that you can try, and how Pure Sense can help you inch closer towards holistic wellness.
What is Self-Care?
Everyone has different definitions and ideas of self-care. While some believe that self-care can only be practiced by people who have enough time on their hands, there are some who feel that self-care is nothing but a fad limited only to the rich. Many also feel that self-care only provides temporary relief from our problems, without any long-term benefits. Although these notions may or may not be true, it doesn’t rule out the importance of self-care. To put it simply, self-care is crucial because it molds you into a proper daily routine, fuelled with activities that are designed to make you happier and more positive with every passing day. Self-care helps you take care of yourself better so that you are fit and efficient in taking care of those who matter in your life.
Self-care is about taking the right steps for the sake of your physical and emotional well-being. Simple steps could lead to greater quality of life. You can start practicing self-care by unplugging from electronics as much as possible, relaxing to some soulful tunes, living in the moment without worrying about the past too much, spending time within nature, and maintaining a gratitude journal.
People often mix self-care with temporary numbing mechanisms that serve as a respite when you’re feeling low or having a bad day, and need a “self-care day” to brighten it up. While this can definitely be an essential element of self-care, it doesn’t encompass self-care as a whole. Doing “feel good” activities like listening to your favourite music, grabbing a warm meal, or putting on your favourite face pack can definitely provide temporary relief, but there’s much more that you need to do to improve the overall quality of your life. Self-care is also different from self-improvement, wherein more than taking care of ourselves, we are striving for perfection, and to be better at something. Now that you know what is self-care, let’s learn more about its different types, and how you can apply some of these in your daily lives.
Types of Self-Care
Scientifically and psychologically speaking, there are six different types of self-care. These are- Physical, Emotional, Mental, Environmental, Practical, and Spiritual. We’ll be discussing four primary types. They include-
1. Emotional Self-Care
This type of self-care makes you better connected to your emotions. It gives you the time to pause, reflect and understand yourself better. You learn to channelise your emotions better and develop a more enhanced idea about how you’d react to certain situations, opinions, and daily occurrences in your life. There are many examples of this kind of self-care. To understand your emotions better, you can start by seeing a trained professional like a therapist, who will understand you better and give you professional guidance on anything that is bothering you. If you aren’t comfortable with a therapist, you can self-reflect and work on yourself by maintaining a daily journal where you pour out your thoughts and vent to a blank sheet of paper. Emotional self-care also includes pursuing a hobby that calms your mind, like learning an art or playing a musical instrument. Hobbies can really open up our minds and energise us in a special way.
2. Practical Self-Care
This includes any pressing tasks that you need to complete to streamline your to-do list in a better manner. Like it or not, there are some things that are unavoidable i.e. we just have to do them. So, to avoid any tension later, it’s better to get them out of your way at the earliest. This prevents any future stressful situations that you might come across later in life. You can begin your journey towards practical self-care with the smallest or the most basic things first, like organising your closet, decluttering your workspace, sorting your finances by preparing a budget, and more. You can also join a personality development class or a self-grooming session to work on yourself better.
3. Physical Self-Care
Your body needs self-care too. Apart from nurturing your mind and doing things to improve your external beauty, you should also do things for your internal system. Here’s where physical self-care comes in. Do things for your health to give yourself a better life. This includes getting proper exercise during the day. It can also be as simple as heading for a small stroll during lunch breaks or walking a few steps within your house to allow your muscles to stretch a bit. Along with this, remember to have wholesome, nutritious meals and give your body the self-care that it deserves. Your body works hard during the day, and it needs all the rest that it can get at night. So, remember to sleep for at least eight hours at night because you need it. Stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking at least eight glasses of water throughout the day.
4. Mental Self-Care
Even though this can often sound very similar to emotional self-care, the present situation demands that we give more emphasis to this kind of self-care. Mental self-care includes any kind of activity that stimulates your mind or intellect in a certain way. This can include things such as researching something interesting on the internet, solving a brain teaser, or even visiting a museum.
Practicing Self-Care With Pure Sense
Practicing self-care to appease your mind, body, and soul is great, but pampering yourself once in a while is equally rewarding. Whoever tells you otherwise or says that you don’t need a proper pampering session, once in a while, to rejuvenate is lying! We at Pure Sense understand the importance of both and hence, have created a range of products that calm your mind, soothe your senses and give you an unparalleled feeling of tranquillity. From a relaxing bath to a massage candle that doubles up as a moisturiser, you can find it all here. Start your self-care routine by giving yourself an energising grapefruit boost, with the Pure Sense Grapefruit Body Cleansing Gel. This enriches your body with vitamin C while pampering your skin and keeping your skin soft and hydrated, without stripping it off any of the moisture. After enjoying your bath, how about immersing yourself in a quick meditation session and unlocking the ultimate level of self-care! Sounds good? Well, it will smell even better with the Pure Sense Macadamia Hand-Poured Body Massage Candle. This candle relaxes your senses and satiates its quench for moisture. Not only do your senses experience the soothing aroma of this scented candle, but it also effectively moisturises your skin, after you’ve used it. We’re ready to take the holistic journey towards self-care with our favourite Pure Sense products, are you?
Developing Self-care Habits
Developing self-care habits, especially at work, is backed by the Japanese principle of productivity, known as Kaizen. This focuses on continuous improvement in all aspects of life, wherein you’re seeking the simplest change to drive self-care. You can use three different approaches, like self-care for the body, for your inner self, and for your community, to tackle your self-care habits. Self-care for the body means physical self-care and self-care for the inner self aligns with mental self-care, which we discussed earlier in this article. Self-care for the community is when you make efforts to interact with and be around your community more. It is also known as social self-care. It could be as simple as catching up for a movie with a friend or going on a walk with a family member. Connecting with your community induces feel-good chemicals in your brain and is excellent for self-care.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I practice self-care?
Our suggestion? Start small. Everyday ripples like meditation, healthy meals, connecting with your dear ones, and maintaining a decent work-life balance can pave the way towards self-care and a better life. Don’t feel guilty while pampering yourself once in a while. It counts as self-care as you’re doing something to feel good about yourself. We at Pure Sense are here to make your pampering sessions more calming and satisfying. Self-care is something that appeases all the senses and deciding to have a self-care routine that soothes your mind, body, and soul is the best solution.
What is considered self-care?
Self-care is anything that truly, deeply makes you happy. Something that connects with your soul and aligns with your daily habits. This is subjective from person to person. While one might enjoy indulging in a full-fledged skincare routine, using multiple products like a cleanser, exfoliator, and a face mask, the effects of the same might not be very good for everyone. While some may find it relaxing and find that it is a form of self-care, for others, it might have harsh effects on the skin. Moreover, they might associate it with too much effort and find it tiresome. Therefore, self-care is subjective and differs from person to person.
What can I do for self-care at night?
Night-time is the last phase of a long day. To spend this time well, you need to do something that truly relaxes you and helps you end the day right. If you like skincare, then you can curate a night-time skincare routine to rejuvenate and give your skin the nourishment it deserves. A simple trick is to use the Pure Sense Grapefruit Revitalising 3 in 1 Face Mask, Scrub and Cleanser. It helps you finish three major skincare steps with one single product. If you’re not big on skincare and need something else, you can choose another relaxing activity like watching an old film, meditating, listening to calming music, or connecting with your inner self by writing a journal.
Even though the understanding of self-care may differ from person to person, the basic meaning remains the same- it’s an activity that adds balance to your life and makes you connect with yourself by encouraging you to do something that makes you feel good and better than you were yesterday. If you want to indulge your way through self-care, you can rely on the all-natural products from Pure Sense to help you meet that objective. Until then stay happy, stay pure!
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