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Is Your Self-Care Routine Healthy? [Quiz]

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While no two people have the same definition of self-care, it’s important to assess if your views are healthy. Sometimes self-care can seem selfish. That doesn’t mean it is a bad thing. Other times, self-care can feel almost like work, and there’s nothing wrong with that either. Regardless of what your self-care routine looks like, make sure your views towards its importance is healthy.

Understanding Self-Care Do’s & Don’ts

Although self-care is highly personal, it can quickly turn unhealthy if you’re not paying attention. Self-care is meant to be deliberate and target our mental, emotional, and physical care. An idea of healthy self-care is engaging in activities that improve your mood, reduce your anxiety levels, and care for your health.

However, self-care can turn unhealthy rather quickly. For example, engaging in any activity that takes from us isn’t self-care. Not paying attention to our behavior is an unhealthy act of self-care that can have consequences.

Healthy Self-Care Practices

Again, we understand self-care means different things to different people. However, there are certain types of activities that can help you care for yourself and engage in healthy self-care routines. Consider these practices:

  • Understanding how stress affects you
  • Making time to exercise daily
  • Eating healthy and mindfully
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Avoiding alcohol and drugs
  • Practicing breathing exercises and relaxation techniques
  • Taking time to recharge yourself
  • Practicing positivism
  • Avoiding guilt
  • Mindfully practice good mental health habits

A Note from GR8NESS

Regardless of your current views towards self-care, know that they can always improve. The different acts of self-care are ever-evolving, and they change based on our age, needs, and surroundings. Do not feel defeated if your relationship with self-care now is not the healthiest one. We’re all works in progress, and the fact you’re here is indicative of growth already. Keep going because you’re doing GR8.

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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