March 8 is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the strong, powerful, and inspiring women in our lives.
This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange—and one of the best changes we can make is to live healthier lives.
Certain health conditions affect women more severely than men—conditions such as heart disease, mental illness, osteoarthritis, and stress. This makes women’s health efforts all the more important. Follow these five simple self-care tips—not just today but every day.
Invest in You
Self-care is not selfish. Make this your mantra. Repeat it as often as you need to. Self-care is a priority for your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Find Your Happy
Whether it’s hiking in nature, reading a good book, enjoying a hot coffee, or spending time with a group of friends, find the atmosphere that relaxes and rejuvenates you. Carve out time in your life to make these moments happen.
Self-care means surrounding yourself with people who support and encourage you. Take time to appreciate your support network of family and friends. Be open to creating or seeking a support network when help is needed.
Say “No” More
An important aspect of self-care is valuing your time and energy—and committing only to things that you want to say yes to.
Mix It Up
Freshen up your routine every once in a while, particularly if you’re finding you don’t have the time to pursue your interests or are committing your time to things that are draining you. Refocus your priorities and realize that self-care is a preventive measure to keep yourself healthy.