Showing Yourself Some Appreciation
With Valentine's Day around the corner, love is in the air! What better time than now to show yourself a little extra love and care Tapestry outlines the importance of self-care and how you can show yourself some love and appreciation.
Why Self-Care is Important
When embarking on your recovery and wellness journey, it is important to look at caring for yourself as a valid goal to achieve along the way. When looking after yourself is constantly placed on the backburner, it can take a toll on your mental health and physical health. When you allow stress and other negative emotions to build up, you're at an increased risk for the following:
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Body aches
- Muscle Tension
- Trouble Sleeping
- Feelings of anxiety and depression
- Exacerbating existing mental and physical conditions
Simple Ways To Show Yourself Some TLC
Although it may seem selfish or indulgent, setting aside time for yourself is a completely valid and necessary part of your health, just like getting exercise or eating a balanced diet. Remember, maintaining your mental health is just as essential as looking after your physical body.
When it comes to developing your own self-care routine, it is important to set aside time for yourself just like you would for other tasks in your life. Take a moment to think about what helps make you feel fulfilled, calm, and at peace and regularly incorporate them into your schedule.
Some examples of activities you can try to practice more love and appreciation for yourself include:
- Taking a warm bubble bath
- Reading your favorite books
- Listening to music you enjoy
- Taking a nature hike
- Taking a long walk
- Try yoga or dynamic stretching
- Practice meditation
- Try keeping a journal
- Make yourself some tea
- Get some fresh air
- Get an extra hour of sleep
- Learn to say “no”
- Organize your space
- Write down positive affirmations
- Try deep-breathing exercises
Mental Health Treatment in North Carolina
At Tapestry, our treatment programs are designed to provide our clients with individualized care while acknowledging their unique life experiences. Our staff members are also dedicated to understanding and treating our clients as whole people.
Whether you have questions about mental health or how to support a loved one struggling with mental illness, we are here for you. Contact us today by filling out a confidential form or give us a call at (844) 299-1343.