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Filling your own cup: Why you should start practicing self-care today.



Self-care should be an integral part of your everyday life. Not only is it important to develop positive feelings towards yourself and the world around you, it’s important for maintaining mental and physical health. Self-care is about discovering, growing and showing your best self from within, that is visible on the outside as well. In the end, you are and you will be, the only person who truly knows how and can take care of yourself in the best way. Although self-care doesn’t mean self-pampering, be sure to include it in your life too.


By practising self-care you will see changes in many aspects of your life.


Improving resilience

Resilience is one of the most important aspects of a successful life. Whether it’s in business or private life, being resilient means you will overcome difficulties and tragedies instead of being stuck in an unhealthy situation, mood and outlook. You can learn how to be resilient, but it will also depend on many other factors in your life – from chronic sleep deprivation to constant and consistent negative thoughts, to a general dissatisfaction with work or life.


De-stress

Stress-free life is a myth. Once a taboo, stress has become an integral part of adulthood. There is no way to remove stress from life completely, but it’s possible to manage it more efficiently. Including adaptogenic teas into your life might be a good way of dealing with stress in the most natural way. Taking time for yourself and for a simple tea meditation, yoga and general relaxation are all parts of self-care practice that will help you unwind and de-stress.


Grow confidence and self-esteem

Confidence grows from inside, not from the environment. Changing your state of mind and taking on a more positive outlook on life, cherishing and nurturing your body by choosing healthy ingredients, healthy relationships and healthy exercise will help you grow confidence that can have a positive impact on all parts of your life.


Improving family life and social connections

Giving and receiving love truly matters in life. It cultivates kindness, compassion, empathy and connection. Self-care shouldn’t include you only. It includes nourishing relationships with people that are the closest to you. Sharing a cup of tea with loved ones is a wonderful way to unwind and connect and even resolve any potential communication difficulties.


Managing time more efficiently

Good self-care includes good time management. Living in line with a schedule and chasing a dream instead of chasing minutes can only be achieved with good time-management skills in place. Create a healthy work and errands schedule to follow, but include at least one personal activity per day for meditation, exercise and social activities. Never feel guilty for saying you are busy for taking time to drink tea with family, or taking private and silent time-off for meditation.


Have a more positive outlook on life

By practising self-care you will have a more positive outlook on life. Self-care is not only about treating yourself with occasional gifts and lazy afternoons. It’s about forgiving yourself on wrong decisions, having understanding and patience for your own needs. Think of how many times you've found forgiveness and understanding for others, while punishing yourself for the exact same mistakes or decisions.


"Self-care is never a selfish act - it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives we touch.” - Parker Palmer


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Disclaimer: This blog should not be used for self-treatment purposes and by no means does it replace the opinion of a professional health care provider. Every herb, tea and drink are different and some people might respond to certain ingredients in a negative way. Most of the herbs mentioned on our site are likely safe for a healthy individual. However, please consult your doctor before including any new ingredient into your diet, especially if you are suffering from serious disease or taking medication. Do not replace professional medical help with self-treatments. The Leaf Collective does not take responsibility for misuse of information presented on this website.

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