The Importance of Self Care

September 11, 2019

Work is overwhelming you. You have a number of projects piling up at home and your calendar is packed to the brim with activities for the kids & appointments. To make room for it all, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym, order take-out for dinner more than a few times a week, and forget about your social life. When we’re stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. We tend to not think twice before putting self care on the back burner and it can often take a wake-up call to notice the toll this kind of lifestyle takes on our lives.

Does this sound all too familiar? Don’t worry – you’re not alone and we’re here to help. At Be Fit Food we’re focusing on Self Care this September and sharing daily tasks and intentions for you to put yourself first and give yourself some self care & self love this month.

Self care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. If focused on, a number of aspects of your life can improve, including:

  • A healthy work-life balance: Contrary to common belief, workaholism is not a virtue. Overwork, and the accompanying stress and exhaustion can make you less productive, disorganized and emotionally depleted. It can also lead to all sorts of health problems, from anxiety and depression to insomnia and heart diseases. Professional self-care habits like taking intermittent breaks, will ensure you stay sharp, motivated and healthy
  • Stress management: While a little dose of stress is a healthy way to give us a nudge that we need to meet the deadlines or finish that overdue task, constant stress and anxiety can have an adverse effect on your mental and physical health. Smart self-care habits like eating healthy, connecting with a loved one or, practicing meditation cuts down the toxic effects of stress by improving your mood and boosting your energy and confidence levels
  • Better physical health: Self-care is not just about your mental health. It’s also about caring for your physical self, by eating healthy, taking adequate sleep, caring about your hygiene, exercising regularly, etc. Make time to eat well and exercise, even if you’re busy. Team up with a workout buddy or a group to keep yourself accountable.

Head to our Instagram to see how Be Fit Food is incorporating self care each day this September. If you haven’t been following our daily intentions and tasks – you can find them saved in our highlight reel. Take time out of each day & practice some self care, we promise you’ll feel better for it!