Anything that you do to care for your physical or mental health is a form of self-care. It can take the form of simple actions like walking away from a stressful situation to take a few deep breaths. It may also take the form of routine behaviors like visiting our wellness centre for personal training sessions.
Some forms of self-care may look like unnecessary splurges to others. For instance, you may enjoy body contouring after losing a substantial amount of weight. Perhaps you go for laser hair removal in order to reduce the time it takes you to get ready for work.
The Importance of Self-Care
It doesn’t matter what others may say about your investments in self-care. If they help you mentally or physically, they’re important.
Without self-care, your life will center on others and you will feel neglected, rundown, and exhausted. Acts of self-care are what restore your energy and give you the mental and physical strength to care for others.
While many women feel guilty for the time that they spend maintaining their bodies or preserving their peace of mind, those acts of self-care are what allow a woman to show up for others when needed. Caring for others is only possible if you are strong, well-rested, and mentally unburdened.
When you visit our integrated healthcare clinic, we do everything possible to help you relax. We want to serve as a vital part of your self-care routine so that you have the energy and mental clarity to tackle the stress and responsibility that comes with a full adult life.
Types of Self-Care for Optimal Vitality
If you’ve neglected self-care in the past, you’re not alone. Many women never move beyond the guilt that comes with taking time away from their children, significant others, work, and other obligations.
To help you make that critical leap from self-neglect to self-care, we created a quick list of the most effective approaches to self-care. Use this list to determine the best ways to care for your body and mind.
- Weight Management – Showing up for personal training sessions. Stretching or going through a yoga sequence before bed. Cooking healthy foods. Taking health supplements that help you reach your fitness goals.
- Stress Management – Giving yourself time-outs from stressful situations. Spending time on hobby activities. Going to bed early to get a few extra hours of sleep. Even exercise and stretching can serve as an effective form of stress management.
- Physical Enhancement – Body contouring to reshape your body and improve your self-confidence. Laser hair removal to keep your legs smooth with less time invested in shaving. Receiving dermal fillers and any other treatment to improve your physical appearance and confidence level.
- Social Enrichment – Enjoying a girl’s day at your favorite wellness centre. Catching up with your best friend via text or phone. Taking a weekend trip to see your family back home.
Self-Care and Boundaries
All of that sounds great, but how do you make time in your busy life for self-care? You simply say NO to things that you don’t want to do or that are less important.
If that sounds overly simplistic, give it a try. The next time you think about giving up a scheduled workout or a visit to our integrated healthcare clinic to meet the needs of someone else, simply say no. Then move forward with your plans for self-care. You may find it much easier than expected once you commit to caring for yourself first.
As you learn to prioritize your physical and mental health, you can count on the Total Vitality Centre to make it fast and easy. From personal training to body contouring and so much more, our services are designed to care for your body and mind.