What Is Self-Care?

Have you been constantly working for weeks, and now, you feel super exhausted? Then, that means you have burnout. Self-care is the key to a happy and successful life if you want to avoid losing your energy at the end of the week and boost your productivity.

According to the World Health Organization, self-care is: “The ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.”

Why Are Self-Care Days So Important?

Think about it this way – you are driving your car, and during your journey, you check the pointer of the fuel meter is nearing empty. Now, if you find a gas station to refuel your car – you’ll be able to finish your journey. Otherwise, your car would cease, and you may have to bear the consequences.

To live every day productively and end the day feeling fulfilled, relieved, and successful – you have to take care of yourself.

What Are The Benefits Of Self-Care?

Still don’t believe us when we say that self-care is really important? Take a look at the list of benefits you can gain by engaging in self-care:
– Reduces or eliminates anxiety and depression
– Reduce stress
– Improve concentration
– Minimize frustration and increase happiness
– Boost energy

Is It Harder For Men Or Women To Engage In Self-Care?

According to the Healthy Hand Washing Survey, women are more likely to practice self-care and illness prevention than men. This is because of the stigma attached to men taking care of themselves because society compels them to toughen up and ‘be a man.’ This is another reason men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women.


You need to stop feeling guilty about taking out time for yourself. While engaging in self-care, you are investing in yourself (emotionally and mentally) to become a better person tomorrow. Self-care every day keeps the burnout away!

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