Not to brag, but we are kind of self-care experts here at AMS Studios. And we deeply believe in the power of self-care to heal the damages that modern life can inflict on all of us. Let’s face it, we are busier and more stressed now than we have ever been. Work, homelife and extracurricular activities can all take a toll on our physical and mental well-being. We stretch ourselves way too thin and then wonder why we have nothing left to give. You can’t fill someone else’s glass from your own empty pitcher. There are things we should be doing for ourselves that will help us recharge. Research shows that self-care acts as a buffer against depression, particularly in women. And any type of focused, intentional relaxation can reduce both the mental and physical effects of stress, improving your quality of life. In addition to reducing stress, purposeful relaxation boosts your mood, improves your confidence, relaxes tension in your muscles, lowers blood pressure and improves digestion, enhances energy and concentration, and helps you sleep better.
So how do we get started focusing on self-care? There are many things you can do to engage in self-care. You can read about self-care strategies, join self-care programs, or work with a coach or therapist who can help support your progress. No matter what you choose, the goal is to figure out which self-care strategies work best for you, learn how to use these strategies, and implement them in your regular routine so you can boost your well-being not only today but forever. Here are a few good practices to put in place for improved self-care:
- Make getting plenty of sleep a priority.
- Establish a daily exercise routine.
- Eat healthy, well-balanced meals and drink plenty of water.
- Say no to others, and say yes to your self-care.
- Get outside in the fresh air as often as possible.
- Spend time with a pet.
- Unclutter your life and mind by getting organized.
- Make time for friends.
- Read books and listen to music.
- Schedule your self-care time, and guard that time with everything you have.
Massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and lash extensions are a few self-care practices that we can help you implement. Now is the perfect time for your first self-care session. You deserve it, and you deserve to pamper yourself. But if it’s hard for you to justify, remember that your well-being directly impacts the well-being of your friends and family. When you have nothing left to give, you can’t show up as the best version of yourself at work or anywhere else. Self-care is for you! Call us today to book an appointment.