How Self-care Rituals Help Support Emotional Well-being
Because August 15th is National Relaxation Day, and the school year will be beginning or underway for so many, we think it’s the perfect time to devote an entire month to encouraging your self-care. Whether you’re taking kids to school, going to school yourself, or are amid the wave of “Falling” forward toward the holiday season ahead, we’re highlighting some of the positive health benefits experienced through daily self-care rituals.
Taking the Guilt Out of Self-care
In our busy lives, moments of downtime and relaxation can bring about feelings of anxiety and insecurity about our productivity. Many of us work long hours, juggle the responsibilities of our careers and personal lives, and see relaxation and self-care as being overly indulgent. However, through self-care rituals we can not only improve our own well-being, but in turn positively influence those around us.
The U.S. is the Most Overworked Nation in the Developing World
According to studies, the United States ranks number one in the developing world for having the most overworked population. Not surprisingly, this leads to countless health concerns (both physical and mental) and greatly increases our chance of developing chronic life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. So how do we reverse this trend?
Improving Health Through Self-care
The first step in minimizing health risks associated with overworking is to destigmatize self-care practices.
Routines such as daily exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, and focusing on skin health have been shown to greatly improve emotional well-being, reduce stress, and inspire us to make healthier lifestyle choices. In addition to the effects these choices have on our own bodies and minds, people who experience less stress are better able to care for others, perform duties associated with leadership roles, and influence those around them to engage in similar care practices.
Building a Custom Self-care Regimen
Our colleagues at Low Country’s award-winning Lux~A Medical Spa are dedicated to improving the lives and well-being of their clients by providing a menu of products and services designed to bring about positive changes in physical health and appearance while simultaneously boosting confidence and state-of-mind.
Among the most highly-sought is our Renew & Restore Eye Kit and LUMEN’s Vit C with Ferulic . Ideal additions to self-care routines, they are both easy to apply and contain active ingredients proven to reduce signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Other products, such as our AHA / BHA Cleanser and Body Renewal Serum also help keep your complexion feeling refreshed and vibrant throughout the day.
Happy National Relaxation Day!
This August 15th, we hope you will allow yourself to celebrate National Relaxation Day; and remember, practicing self-care rituals throughout the year will vastly improve your emotional well-being and physical health.