What’s the difference between Health-care and Self-care? Do we really have the time and patience to stay committed to self-care? Why can’t we seem to make ourselves a priority within all the demands on our time?
Amongst all the hustle and stress, what often gets dropped is self-care. In today’s racing lives, what’s important is to take some time for ourselves- looking after our health will help us to be more productive.
People often confuse Self-care with Health-care. Under health-care, self-care is any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, planned and self-initiated. Self-care includes all health decisions people make for themselves and their families to ensure they are physically and mentally fit. Self-care is learned, purposeful and continuous.
We all face different problems, no two people have the same self-care needs. We need to figure out what works for us and what doesn’t.
Self-care need not take time or be complex. It simply needs to be consistent. Here are 5 super easy ways to make sure you’re getting enough self-care, every single day:
1. Identifying your values – Once you clarify your values, it will be easier for you to stay committed. You get the ultimate clarity as to why you are doing, what you are doing, making everything fall into place. You can start with building a daily routine to find the perfect balance. It also helps you find which ayurvedic products are fit for you and match your self-care routine.
2. Identifying your hurdles – Hurdles or obstacles are things that slow you down. It is essential for you to identify your hurdles and ways to overcome them. Asking yourself questions such as what’s working and what isn’t can help fight hurdles. Include new plans and means that will benefit your health and slowly help you get rid of the obstacles.
3. Self-Evaluation – Self-evaluation helps us to stay motivated constantly. It is very important to self-evaluate yourself consistently. Methods such as tiny breaks for steady breath ins and breath outs, a five-minute conscious break and simple meditation whenever possible, can help you self-evaluate yourself better.
4. Flexibility – Self-care has to be flexible at all times. Constant self-assessment might reflect different needs. The situation might not always be the same and might require you to change and adapt to new routines. Be more open to trying different things as it might help you figure out what’s effective and what’s not. It also helps you stay committed to your self-care.
5. Maintain accountability – It becomes easier to achieve your self-care goals by maintaining accountability and organizing your practices. Also, it becomes simpler for you if you have a support system that helps to motivate you and achieve your self-care objectives. You can communicate to your loved ones and encourage them to practice self-care and be your support system.