When it comes to fighting off the effects of aging, there is a lot you can do. You can eat right, take great care of your skin, exercise, and all of that, but ultimately the best anti-aging hack is self-care. Self-care makes all the difference in aging because it feeds your unique and specific needs. While nutrition, diet, and exercise are general and can apply to most people, self-care is highly personal, and what one person needs may look nothing like what someone else does.
We all need self-care, but not the same kind
We can all agree that self-care is vital, but we will likely disagree on the type and frequency everyone needs. Only you know what self-care means to you and how much and what type you need. For new moms, self-care could mean a shower and a nap, while a retired or widowed woman may need companionship for self-care.
We all need self-care, but not the same kind. You have to tune into what you need and make it a priority. If you need 9 1/2 hours of sleep per night to be healthy, you have to focus. Ultimately, whether or not you add self-care to the list of anti-aging hacks will determine how well you fight the aging process.
We all need self-care, but it changes over time
What we needed for self-care a year ago may not be what we need today. As our situations change over time, so does the sort and frequency of self-care we need today. Be sure to stay tuned to what you need to care for yourself and make any shifts or adjustments along the way. It is reasonable to expect that what you need changes and how you get your self-care fill will change.
We all need self-care, and so does your family
People resist self-care because it feels indulgent and selfish. One of the easiest ways to make space for guilt-free self-care is to make it a priority for your whole family. When you model the importance of self-care and empower others to take it for themselves, it becomes normalized. People feel more relaxed and supported, and that promotes aging well and living a stress-less lifestyle.
You can fight aging by eating right and drinking plenty of water, but you add to the richness of life by making self-care a regular part of your routine. Take the time to care for yourself, and it will reflect in your happiness and the longevity of your life.
Until the next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.