Understanding self-care

Artepil   |   2021-10-25   |   Personal care

Understanding self-care

Every day we deal with the stress of work, traffic, school or household chores. We all need a space to pamper ourselves, relax and be at peace with ourselves; in short, to take a break and work on our peace of mind. Having a hobby, playing sports, taking care of your plants or simply sitting down to read a book are a must in order to lead a harmonious and healthy life. 

We can do countless activities that, although they may not seem like it, will help us to work on self-care. 
In Artepil we tell you what self-care is and how you can apply it in your daily life and of course, we give you tips, so you can have your own self-care routine. 

What is self-care, and why is it important?

Self-care is actually a very basic and simple term that induces to take care of oneself. 
It is a series of actions you take to protect and restore your physical, mental and spiritual health. A simple example could be when you have a spa day, get a manicure, pedicure, exfoliation, waxing and a deep cleansing. Sounds delicious, doesn't it? Relaxing and letting yourself be pampered is one of the many activities that will help you keep your mental health on top. 
It's all about focusing on you and your needs. And although it may seem like a simple thing to do, sometimes we forget to do it. Remember: you have to keep yourself well, so you can function 

The importance of self-care

By taking care of ourselves, each of us can become aware of our body and its needs, which promotes physical and mental well-being, increases self-esteem and has medium and long-term benefits for health maintenance and disease prevention. In addition, self-care is an attitude of respect and love for oneself. 

Which are the benefits of self-care?

One of the benefits of self-care is mental and physical health, which has to do with joy and vitality, connecting the inner self with the entire external environment. In addition: 
  • Increases concentration and short-term memory.

  • Improves interpersonal relationships and sense of gratitude.

  • Helps you feel younger. 

  • It makes you more generous.

  • It decreases stress.

    When you are in harmony with yourself, you can bring harmony to others; if your mind is clear, you can face any situation or eventuality with clarity. And undoubtedly, when you are at peace with your inner self, you will reflect it on the outside. 

    How do you set aside time for self-care?

    In our fast-paced lives, many of us think that setting aside 15 to 60 minutes a day to take care of ourselves or make time for ourselves is almost utopian and has been crossed off our list of important things to do. 

    This is a complete contradiction, and it is in times of stress that self-care becomes even more important.

    It is difficult to say when is the best time to practice self-care, because the best time is.... Every day, all the time! Everyone has their own rhythm and tastes, for you, self-care may mean having a cup of coffee or reading another chapter of your favorite book. No matter what self-care means, you need to practice it to lead a healthy life. 

    Are you looking for a time for self-care? Artepil is a space where we can pamper and spoil you with our services. Our environment allows you to experience peace, beauty and wellness. Recognized for our dedication to Puerto Vallarta and Tepic, you can trust our experience. Just make an appointment, and you are ready to go.

    Here you have many benefits, from celebrating your birthday with body treatments, to a full spa day. 

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