Content Creator: Ananya Anandita
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Self-care is not a luxury, it is a must, a priority!
Today’s world is an extremely competitive one. Everyone around us is busy getting that dream job, those A+ grades, and that “perfect” “Instagram-worthy” life. Everyone is running, ticking off topics from their bucket list, trying to make a mark of their own. A constant strive to be the best versions of ourselves. A hustle to be the absolute best. All this can actually take its toll on a person’s mental health as well as physical health. When someone is asked about their priority list, they will list a hundred things, but self-care will most definitely not be one of them.
People often think of self-care as ‘selfish’ or ‘self-indulgent’. Since when did prioritizing oneself become selfish? It never is, give yourself what you need. Do not ignore your body needs, this is just a pathway to extreme mental health deterioration and unproductivity. Not only will the lack of self-care affect you, but it will also affect the ones near you. The healing time we give ourselves is so much more
important than the time wasted on stressing and overthinking about things that are totally irrelevant.
Not giving oneself self-care time will only result in a burnout and dissatisfaction. This similarly has a negative impact on one’s eating habits as well. You either lose your appetite or binge eat, either of which is extremely unhealthy. Mood swings are also something that becomes quite frequent, now this does not only ruin your day but also creates a terribly negative atmosphere around you thus, resulting in dissatisfaction among everyone, in conclusion, everyone loses. Pleasing yourself is much more important than pleasing others because it is you yourself who you will be spending your entire life with. Just like a car engine needs regular oiling to run smoothly, a phone needs regular servicing to work smoothly, we need regular ‘me time’ to function normally. Do not be shy or embarrassed about spending time on yourself!