Pampering is more than self-care. It's vital to mental wellness.
Self-care is a buzzword that gets tossed around a lot these days, and it's easy to think of it as something you do when you have time or money. But self-care isn't just about making yourself feel good—it's about maintaining your mental health and overall wellbeing.
When we're feeling stressed or anxious, it can be hard to find time for ourselves. We're so busy taking care of everyone else that we forget to take care of ourselves too. And when we don't take care of ourselves, it creates a vicious cycle: we aren't able to manage our stress levels well because we're not taking care of ourselves, which makes us feel worse about everything else going on in our lives… and so on.
The benefits of pampering include:
Reduced stress levels: Pampering yourself can be a great way to destress after a long day at work or school. It allows you to take some time for yourself, which can help lower stress levels by boosting endorphins (natural painkillers).
Improved sleep quality: Taking time out for yourself can make you feel more positive about your life and therefore improve sleep quality by reducing anxiety or depression symptoms. It also helps you unwind at the end of the day so that you’re ready for bed when it comes around!
So how do we make sure that self-care stays at the top of our priority list? By making it part of our routine! Here are some tips for doing just that:
First and foremost: schedule time for yourself every day, even if it's only 10 minutes!
If you usually spend your evenings watching Netflix, try switching things up by reading instead—this will help calm your mind. In the end, both pampering and self-care are important parts of the wellness equation. They both need to be practiced regularly for maximum effectiveness.
Pampering gives us the chance to take some time out of our day for ourselves, and it can create the much-needed space we need to reflect on our situation. Self-care adds structure to pampering by helping us to practice these routines in a methodical way. In short, if you see yourself or someone you love suffering from depression, anxiety, or any other mental health concern, find them a happy place they can call their own.