The Importance of Self-Care

By Sydney Keller, Mental Health Worker at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Boston

Self-care is a key component of recovery for one’s emotional, mental, and physical health. This is something that should be practiced consistently as it is vital for one’s overall health and well being. Self-care is all about balance. When your emotional, mental and physical needs are met, you become the best version of yourself. It may be hard to discover what your body and mind may need in regards to self-care, but push yourself to explore a variety of options. This could include journaling, yoga, meditation, buying your favorite scented soap, running a warm bath, going on a walk, onhealthy valium spending time with those you love, organizing your personal space, receiving adequate hours of sleep each night, the list goes on and is not limited to these suggestions

Listen to the wants and needs of your mind and body, and do not force yourself if any of these suggestions do not feel right for you. Self-care will only remain constant if it provides you pleasure and does not feel forced. At the end of the day, your health, your happiness and your relationships are all factors that depend on self-care. Give yourself time each day, even if it is only a few minutes, to do something that makes you happy.