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International Self Care Day: 10 Self Care Myths Debunked

Hygiene, diet, environmental considerations (such as living arrangements), lifestyle factors (such as exercise and leisure activities), and socioeconomic considerations are all part of self-care and should not be ignored.

Binita Kumari
Prioritizing your physical and emotional wellness is self-care.
Prioritizing your physical and emotional wellness is self-care.

While everyone's concept of self will likely be extremely different, the general consensus is that it is indulgent or shallow. This, however, is untrue. Having a regular self-care practice has several advantages, and one of them is improved self-worth. 

Here are several self-care myths that are nothing more than what the term implies, especially in light of the upcoming International Self-Care Day on July 24.

Self-care only involves pampering yourself

Self-care has several aspects and includes regular and purposeful actions to look after your physical, emotional and mental well-being. Hygiene, diet, environmental considerations (such as living arrangements), lifestyle factors (such as exercise and leisure activities), and socioeconomic considerations are all part of self-care.

Self-care is self-indulgence or overindulgence

Prioritizing your physical and emotional wellness is self-care.

Self-care is all or nothing

A full day of pampering is not always required for self-care. It can be found in the little things in life, even in five minutes of reflection.

We have to earn the right to practice self-care

We believe that taking good care of ourselves comes only after achieving specific goals. However, self-care should be given priority because it provides us with the strength and nutrition, we need to achieve great things.

Self-care means choosing between yourself and others

We have more energy to help others when we take care of our own needs. Self-care is essential for both ourselves and others.

Self-care means only caring for one’s body

Your mind needs care just like your body does. In order for your mind to function at its peak, you must give it time to unwind, reflect, and calm down.

The practice of self-care, which can range from grooming to advertising, requires a high level of skill. This may even help save time and enable an individual to pursue interactions actively.

Self-care is optional

Ignoring your self-care routine can put you at risk for physical problems and elevated stress levels, which can signal the onset of substance use, anxiety, and depression. No self-care advice exists for mental health.

Some easy changes you can make to improve your self-care routines are to restrict your screen time, practice digital detoxification, and improve your sleep hygiene. It will also be beneficial to use mindfulness, yoga, and relaxation practices.

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