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April 14, 2021

8 Reasons Why Self-Care Is Important

Fight for Life, Indianapolis, INSource: Beachbody On Demand | Repost Fight for Life Foundation

Between work and life, most of us are juggling a lot. When our to-do list is demanding, taking care of ourselves often drops to last priority.

Pushing on for days or weeks or even months on end without checking in with yourself could lead to burnout.

If you’re not taking care of yourself — physically and emotionally — everything around you can suffer.

That’s why self-care is just as important as eating healthy and exercising regularly.

What Is Self-Care?

“Self-care is doing something that nurtures or honors yourself,” explains Marni Amsellem, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist in New York and Connecticut.

It can include physical activities, such as exercise, dance, and yoga, as well as relaxing outlets, such as reading or taking a warm bath.

1. Self-care helps you perform at your best

Fundamentally, self-care is a way to maintain balance so you can attend to all of your different parts to keep yourself going.

In other words, always choosing a deadline over making time for a workout or a nourishing meal could ultimately slow you down.

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