There are many ways on how to take care of yourself, and in fact, it can get overwhelming and expensive. We live in a very “me focused” society and everyone tells you to take care of yourself. All of this is great and you should totally take care of yourself, but you also need to know what’s a priority and what takes first place. Sure, things such as staying active, eating healthy, sleeping well are great and exactly what you should be doing (if however you’re not, don’t stress about it, different seasons of life change things!). So even if you’re not getting enough sleep right now, or can’t seem to fit in 30 minutes of activity per day, and healthy meals are overwhelming right now, understand this is a phase of life. There are other areas you can shine light on to still live a healthy and wholesome lifestyle. Wholeness needs to be appreciated and also valued. So please don’t forget to take care of yourself.
Hello Beautiful Skin
It’s kind of shocking how often people tend to ignore the need to look after their skin. Do you have a good skin care routine/regimen? Your skin is something you should invest in. After all, it’s the part of your body most exposed to the elements and the outside world. Not taking care of your skin will result in faster aging and might even lead to self-confidence issues. Whether it’s finding the right skincare products, going makeup-free from time to time, or adjusting your lifestyle and diet, there are plenty of simple things that you can do in order to make sure that you’re always looking after your skin.
Beautiful Beaming Smile
A smile speaks for you. Taking care of your dental health is huge and should be encouraged. It’s necessary to maintain oral health and to stay on top of healthy gums and clean teeth.
Who doesn’t love being able to flash a genuine smile to the people around them? A beaming smile can help you feel more confident, it can make people feel at ease, and it can even make people pay more attention to the things you’re saying. Of course, any issue with your teeth can make that a lot harder. Luckily, there are always things you can do to get your smile back. If you’ve cracked or chipped a tooth, then getting in touch with an emergency dental office is always the right choice. For smaller things like discoloration, there are plenty of great home remedies that you can use to get your teeth back to their white color.
Quick tip: a drop of orange essential oil on your toothbrush can easily whiten your teeth!
Digestion Equals Wholeness
This might be the number one factor when it comes to taking care of yourself. Your digestion plays a huge role in your overall health, appearance, and longevity to be honest. Wholeness throughout your body includes having a strong and supportive digestive.
The real question is: do you diet for health reasons or just to lose weight? If you diet only to lose weight, you will quickly lose motivation and fall off the bandwagon. However, dieting and adjusting your lifestyle should be taken seriously, especially since your health is something you can’t bargain with. And the things you put into your body go far beyond that. Your digestive health is incredibly important and ignoring it can lead to some serious issues in the long run.
In fact, a poor and sluggish digestive health will lead to skin issues (i.e. breakouts, rashes, dry skin, oily skin, itchy skin, etc.) as well as bad oral health. The bottom line is, your health begins in the gut. So get your gut in check with a good probiotic, raw fruits and vegetables and healthy grains. Remember, wholeness begins in the gut.
If there’s one trap that far too many people fall into is the temptation to ignore any issues that they might be having with their health. It’s tempting to just pretend that things are fine and hope that any symptoms will go away. It’s “easier” in the moment to put a bandaid on and deal with it later. However, often those warning signs should be approached from the get-go and not shoved into the corner.
Your body is a single entity and if there’s something wrong with one part of it, that can easily become a problem for the rest of it. Taking care of your health means taking care of every different aspect of it. Wholeness means the whole body working together. Love your health and love how you treat yourself. You will never regret investing in your health more.