Why Self Care Is So Important

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog!

In today’s world and all that we have going for ourselves, it is so hard to forget about self care. As a mother, I am always concerned with my child and making sure that I am giving him the best life ever. As a wife, I am always making sure that my husband knows that I have his back in everything we go through.

But as a woman and a human being, I realized how important self care is and why I need to make it a priority in my life. Self care is vital for our mental, emotional, and physical well being. It aides to help maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and helps to boot confidence and self esteem. Self care also promotes positive feelings. And who doesn’t love feeling positive and ready to take on whatever is coming your way?!

I know that everyone is busy and that is probably the number one reason why many of us neglect to take care of our selves. I have learned why self care is important and would love to share them with your all.

Why is self care important?

  • Self care reduces stressNot only does it reduces stress but the negative effects that stress may cause
  • Self care help you refocus – By taking a break and refocusing helps you to take on task with a new and fresh outlook.
  • Your happiness depends on it – Indulging in a few self care activities will help you to relax and focus on positive things. That will ultimately make you feel happier.

What are some self care activities?

  • Going to the gym. Working on your physical health is a great way to indulge in self care. I always feel better after coming home from the gym.
  • Get a massage. There is nothing that says self care more than getting a nice relaxing massage.
  • Go shopping for yourself. When you are busy making sure that everyone around you is well taking care of, buying yourself something will definitely make you feel better.

Self care is so important and should be something that we all make a habit out of. I am scheduling my “me time” each week this year and sticking to it. I encourage you all to do the same. Self care is not just important, IT IS CRUCIAL!

I would love to hear what you all are doing about self care, comment below and lets start a conversation!

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Until next time…stay positive!

-Toya

43 responses to “Why Self Care Is So Important”

  1. Hi Latoya, I like to workout as a one of self care practices. It helps me relieve stress and allows me to strengthen my endurance as well. I also have a health coach who I speak with once a month which is a benefit offered from my Company. My health coach helps me to stay focused on my all my goals such professionally and personally.

    Have a good day

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    1. That sounds amazing! I like that your health coach is helping you in all areas of your life. Thanks for reading Adrienne, have a great day.

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  2. Self care is crucial! I love going to the gym. It is for sure my happy place!

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    1. The gym has became my happy place since I started my get fit journey! Thanks for reading!

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  3. I definitely need to work on my self care habits! Since having the baby last April, I have forgotten to put myself first sometimes and I definitely see the consequences in my mood, mind, and body.

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    1. Yes girl, start to make safe care a habit. It took me a while to get back to it after I had my son a year ago but I’m so happy that I’m back at. Thanks for reading!

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  4. I am also in to selfcare and this article help me a lot to realise what do I have in mind. And also I was following this french girl online that does a lot of article about. Very nice from you LaToya. Keep it up.

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    1. Thank you, I’m so glad this could help!

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  5. I completely agree girl! Our happiness does depend on it and I need to do a better job at reminding myself that. Thank u!

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  6. Yes! I find it really helps my stress and happiness. It’s taken me years to finally say I need to help myself to be able to help others or kids!

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  7. Selfcare is VERY important but often I lack the time to do so between being a full-time caregiver, mom, wife, and a homeschooler but I do my best. I think once the weather warms up we (my son and I ) are going to spend 1 or 2 mornings a week walking some nature trails.

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    1. That sounds like a wonderful self care activity! Thanks for reading!

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  8. I need to get a lot better at this. I’m so bad at remembering to take care of myself. I’m always taking care of everyone else, the house, my brand, and my dog. I don’t find time to care for myself. Most I get is 20 minutes of yoga at naptime, and I haven’t been good about doing that consistently anymore.

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    1. I know how hard it can be to find the time for self care. It took me awhile to make it a habit and stay consistent so I definitely understand what you are saying. Thanks for reading!

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  9. I look like a hot mess. My husband literally forced me to buy some new clothes. Lol. In a serious note. I always think that when I just skip taking care of myself I somehow can get that extra time to do something “important”. Like amm being on Instagram. I really need to prioritize time on self care. I been feeling so sluggish and out of shape.

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    1. I can be the same way at times. This year on of my goals was to make more time for myself and so far I have been sticking to it. It will definitely make you feel a lot better. Thanks for reading!

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  10. I need to practice self care more! thanks for the tips on how i can get started.

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    1. Thanks for reading!

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  11. So true! I have just written about self care as I was letting myself burnout so am making myself a priority this year!

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    1. That is my goal for this year as well!

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  12. This is so very true and as a mother of 4 I kinda have a busy everyday schedule so I tend to this a lot. But I am gonna try and have more me time for shopping or massages.

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    1. Shopping is definitely a care way to unwind and do something for yourself. Thanks for reading.

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  13. I am also on self-care now and challenging myself, even more, I am writing an Ecourse about it and it will be amazing to discover things daily. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, from a beautiful mind.

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    1. I will definitely check out your Ecourse. Thanks for reading.

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  14. Being a mom to 3 kids, I definitely need a self-care system in place! My self-care activities include reading books/ blogs and going to the salon.

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    1. Love your self care activities! Thanks for reading!

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  15. LOVE THE POST❤ (also followed, follow back maybe ☺)

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  16. I am so happpppy that people like you are promoting self love.. It’s tough being a mother… Hats off❤

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    1. Yes it is! Thanks for reading and checking out my blog. 💜

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  17. Great post! You have to take care of yourself to take the best care of other people, especially if you’re a mother. As women, we are naturally compassionate and giving, but tend to lose ourselves helping and tending to others, which leaves us with nothing for ourselves at the end of the day! Take time to recharge, re-align yourself with what you need (your intuition is talking!) and enjoy the extra energy and focus you gain from it. Whether it’s a day off for you to spend all day on your mental and emotional self (journaling, mani/pedi, reading your favorite book) or 30 min of quiet time carved out in the middle of the day. Put yourself first!

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    1. You are absolutely right! That time to recharge is definitely needed as a mother and woman. I have learned so much about self care this year and I am so glad that I started to put myself first! Thanks for reading!

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  18. thank you so much for this, im not even a mom or a wife and this was really insperational. my self care is putting on a face mask for 20 minutes or sitting down to do my make up well drinking a cup of coffee,

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    1. I love masks! Even if you’re not a mom, everyone needs self care. Thanks for stopping by!

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      1. You’re welcome I would love it if you would give my blog a look I just started

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          1. And maybe message me I could use some new tips or comment some Down below

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            1. When I click on your site it says “no posts” so I am not able to see anything.

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