Five Benefits of a Self-Care Day
I was not a big fan of a "self-care" day simply because when I was going through college, there was no such thing. It was just get up, go do what you needed to do for school, and deal with it.
Once I started touring, some of the performers would call out because they were in need of a "mental health day". That made way more sense to me. However, since the pandemic, this concept of self-care has really made me think about the value and benefits of allowing yourself time to heal, process, reflect and nuture yourself.
Fast forward, I have become a fan of self-care days. It is an essential aspect of maintaining mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing for performing and creative artists. It is a great way to recharge and rejuvenate. If we think of our careers in the performing and creative arts like a well, the more you give of yourself through auditions, training, rejection, networking, work, family, and maintaining your career and living, the more you have to make the time to replenish the well (pouring water back into it). Below are five benefits of a self-care day:
Reduces stress: A self-care day can help reduce stress by allowing you to take a break from the demands of daily life. You can engage in activities that you find relaxing, such as taking a bath, reading a book, or meditating.
Enhances physical health: A self-care day can also benefit your physical health by giving your body the rest it needs. You can engage in activities that promote physical well-being, such as exercising, getting a massage, or taking a nap.
Boosts creativity: Taking a self-care day can also help boost your creativity by allowing you to tap into your imagination and intuition. You can engage in activities that inspire you, such as painting, writing, or listening to music.
Increases productivity: Finally, taking a self-care day can actually increase your productivity in the long run. By giving yourself time to rest and recharge, you'll be better equipped to tackle tasks and handle the stresses of daily life when you return to your regular routine.
Improves mental health: Taking a self-care day can help improve your mental health by allowing you to take care of your emotional needs. You can engage in activities that make you feel happy and fulfilled, such as spending time with loved ones, practicing gratitude, or pursuing a hobby.
Remember, self-care is not selfish or indulgent; it's an essential aspect of overall health and well-being. Taking a self-care day can help you feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle the challenges of daily life. To get you started on your perfect self care day, try one of my favorite products from Wow Skin Science: Wow Skin Science Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash with the brush applicator.
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