S., 76 percent of women said they were were more likely to put their own personal needs after someone else's.However, more than half of the participants said that taking time for themselves was the greatest factor in achieving wellness.
Get a pedicure or massage, take a hot bath, go for a walk around the block, go out with friends, or cancel plans to stay in on a Friday night to recharge and binge-watch mindless television, if that's what you need.
And while being good to oneself is key, Park noted "balance is important" in self-care, and making an effort to give back to others often helps people feel better.
And every so often, book a conference room for lunch with your coworkers to share pizza and a cake you buy for the sole reason of craving cake.
Work will still be there when your lunch break ends, but taking time to clear your head is crucial.
"The healthier and more resilient we are, the more effective we can be in our lives." Heading into 2018 with some solid self-care guidelines will help you better manage your stress and survive whatever challenges are in store, so here are a few to keep in mind.
Your mental health is important, but it's also extremely easy to ignore.
It sounds simple, but it can be a serious challenge at times. When in doubt, turn to this handy self-care printable, titled "Everything is Awful and I'm Not Okay." The checklist presents 16 questions for you to answer and serves as a helpful reminder to stay hydrated, shower, participate in physical activity, and be kind to yourself.
Keep a copy of the printout in your bag for comfort or hang it somewhere you know you'll see it.
D., a clinical psychologist and associate professor at University of Connecticut's Department of Psychological Sciences.
"When you self-care it’s really about you recharging." Some people abstain from self-care for fear that their behavior would come across as selfish.
For Hillary Clinton self-care could mean anything from frantic closet cleaning, long walks in the woods, and playing with her dogs, to yoga or sitting down to enjoy a glass of wine.