July 22, 2022
Are you a busy professional, entrepreneur, parent, caregiver, or student who often feels irritable, exhausted, unmotivated, and burnt out because you constantly try to balance work and your personal life?
Do you feel that there is never enough time to do anything for yourself between your responsibilities at work, school, and home?
Millions of people across the world would answer yes to these questions. Unfortunately, there are numerous activities that people worldwide complete in a day's time outside of the basics. Life as we have come to know it is busy. We spend over a third of our day performing work to provide for ourselves and our families, a third of the day sleeping, and the other third is split between showering, cooking, eating, cleaning, commuting, and exercise.
A study by Kelton Global revealed that 2 out of 5 people (approximately forty percent) feel they rarely have time for themselves each day. These numbers increase for parents and caregivers. The study also revealed that when parents took time away from their children to care for themselves, they felt guilty.
Why do so many people neglect taking care of themselves, an essential component of wellness, due to their other commitments?
"Self-care is a crucial cornerstone of health, and International Self-Care Day was established by the International Self-Care Foundation in 2011 to raise awareness about it. The celebration of International Self-Care Day on July 24th emphasizes the advantages of self-care that can be felt at any time of day or night, seven days a week, regardless of the season. International Self-Care Day stresses the importance of self-care as the cornerstone of wellness. On this day, individuals throughout the world are encouraged to make self-care a part of their everyday routines and turn it into a priority."
So, what self-care activities can you do, even for those who are extremely busy? Let's take a look at a few ideas that will help you breathe a sigh of relief:
These are just a few options that you can choose from to take care of yourself. Please note that self-care activities do not need to be time-consuming or expensive. Essentially, the goal is to set aside time to take care of yourself intentionally. If you are a person who struggles with setting aside time for yourself, this may be challenging at first. Take one day at a time, and start small. International Self-Care Day is a great way to start building new habits that we hope to turn into everyday routines in your day-to-day life.
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