Self-care is a broad term with a very specific purpose: to sustain your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Prioritizing your personal needs is incredibly important to achieve holistic wellness, and by giving more to ourselves, we give more to others. 

Here are five reasons why you deserve self-care to become the best version of yourself. 

  1. Prevent Burnout

We live during a time where we work to make a living, but we often forget how well our minds work when operating from a relaxed state. By allowing yourself to recharge, you make more space for creativity, understanding and clear decision-making. 

  1. Manage Stress 

It’s easy to get overwhelmed and even easier to let the overwhelm take up too much room in your life. Take a step back, give yourself permission to nurture your personal needs, and the rest will follow. 

  1. Boost Self-Esteem 

Self-care is self love, and it goes a long way to get you that extra pick-me-up. Various methods can help vastly with self-perception, like getting more sleep or decreasing your screen time. 

  1. You Need it More Than You Think

There’s an old Zen saying that goes along the lines of, if you don’t have time to meditate for five minutes, then meditate for an hour. If you think you need time for self-care, you probably do. 

  1. Increase Overall Quality of Life 

Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s a method of awareness. It makes you realize what you really value in life, which maximizes your productivity and appreciation for the activities and people you love. 

Self-care can look like many things: from exercising once a day, to spending more time with loved ones, or treating yourself to a facial. There is no rule to doing self-care right, but what’s most important is knowing that you deserve it.