The topic of self-care has been widely talked about lately. And for good reason. We often forget how taking care of ourselves is a daily task we absolutely need to do. Self-care is the path to self-love. And love makes the world go around. Hopefully, these tips will help you on your self care journey.
``I can’t get no satisfaction’’ as the Rolling Stones put it, doesn't have to necessarily be a problem anymore. Sex is an important part of our life. We connect with our partner in the most intimate way during sexual intercourse. But sometimes a potential boyfriend is nowhere to be found. And who says you can’t indulge in a little playtime with yourself. With all of the dildos and pleasure toys on the market, your wildest dreams can come to life.
In the past there has been a lot of stigma around the subject of self-pleasure. Today’s society progressed in this way. There are numerous researches around this subject, proving that self-pleasure is a form of self-care. It’s absolutely normal to crave and have this kind of feelings.
Not only is sexual pleasure good for your health - endorphins are released during the peak of sexual intercourse - which result in the feeling of happiness. It also has many benefits regarding your mental health. You explore your body and get to know it. You know what feels right for you and what you want from your partner. This can increase your confidence in bed and release you as a sexual being.
Just think about Samantha from The Sex and the City. When there is no man who can fulfill her need she takes matters in her own hands. Literally. There are many things that can be said about this show, but one thing’s for certain. Samantha never let anything get in the way of her pleasure.
Taking Care of Your Mental Health
Life can get really stressful. We worry about our jobs, our kids, our future etc. Women especially tend to overthink. We sit and imagine all of the things that can go wrong, or think about things that went wrong. And repeatedly play these awful scenes in our head over and over again. Anyone can go mad being in this state of mind.
This is a general problem almost every woman has to face. First, and most important thing to know, is that you are not alone. Everyone has impending thoughts of doom from time to time, but this can be fixed. We tend to overlook our mental health for many reasons. We don’t have the time to actually reflect on things that bother us. And that’s because in moments of stress and anxiety we can’t look at things clearly.
Take a deep breath and relax. The next time you catch yourself feeling depressed ask yourself - Why is that? Why do I feel the way I do? Asking yourself these questions is crucial for maintaining a healthy mental state. Start to journal. This is the best way to reflect on things that give you anxiety or make you angry, sad or any other negative emotion. This way you will keep track of your triggers and will be able to see and prevent this from happening again. Journaling is the best method of self-discovery.
Take Care of Your Body
A sound mind in a sound body. Greek philosophers really did know the crucial elements of the human psyche. Just as mentioned before, everyday life responsibilities can really get in the way of our overall health. We tend to make excuses for not taking care of ourselves always having something more important to do. The most important thing to do is first and always to take care of yourself.
This statement is something we should all hang on our walls. Physical health is of utmost importance. When we move our body all the good chemicals in our brain are released. Making us feel happy, relaxed and satisfied. The main trick in starting any form of exercise is just that. Getting yourself to start. Once this dam is breached everything else becomes easier.
Many people say that going to the gym is the best exercise you can get. But lifting weights and jogging on a treadmill is not the only form of physical exercise out there. If you dread the gym, find something that will suit you. Dancing, tennis, yoga, swimming even gardening are a form of physical exercise. If you want to trick yourself into not thinking you are actually working out find something that is fun for you. Something that will make you happy and satisfied at the end of your work out.
Eating Healthy Food
We are what we eat. If you eat junk food you will feel like junk, literally. You know it’s not good for you but you nonetheless choose again and again to eat pizza, burgers, french fries… Ok, let’s be honest we are all at fault here. Junk food is absolutely delicious. It’s easily accessible, fast and gets you quick fix. You feel satisfied at the moment, but as soon as the rush has faded out you don’t feel so good any longer. Right?
There is also a solution for this. Something that has been overlooked many times is that you can’t do everything at once. You can’t just say I won’t eat junk food for the rest of my life. This will only put pressure on you and will be miserable. Knowing you can’t do or eat something can really put us down.
Start slowly. And implement or get rid of one thing at the time. Start drinking 2l of water every day for a month and replace it with soda. As soon as that becomes a habit you won’t forget or even think about drinking water. It will become something that you just do. The same goes for the rest. Make yourself eat fruit once a day and soon you will start to see changes on your body. Your skin will become clearer, you won’t feel sluggish and will want to continue doing this great thing. Just remember to be consistent and everything will come to its place.
Making time for yourself in this crazy day and age will be the best thing you will ever do for you. You’ll become a ray of light. Even on bad days, you will learn how to pick yourself up quickly and continue from where you left off. Consistency is key and implementing some of these things one at a time will help you to become the person you can be. You will stand proud of your success and the journey of self-care will be the best you ever took!