At ROAM Homegrown, our motto is Take Some Time for You. We believe that you need to fill your cup first - and we're not just talking about coffee here. When it comes to self care, a daily ritual can provide an array of benefits. Here are just a few:
Improved Cognitive Ability
An article by Trello states “People that look after themselves [and practice self-care] do have better cognitive ability. They do have better focus and they do have better concentration,” says Dr. Russell Thackeray, a licensed clinical psychologist who consults on the topic of productivity. “They tend to actually produce more.”
Major Stress Relief!
Barbara Markway Ph.D. in Psychology Today, "We may not have a “go-to” list of self-care activities. Self-care has to become a habit so that when we’re dealing with stress, we remember that, “Hey, I need to take care of myself in this situation.” And, you need a variety of activities to try—if one doesn’t work, you can switch to another.
Self care even promotes immunity through nutrition, exercise and sleep according to an article by Augusta Health.
So, the next time you feel like you can't find the time, see if you can grab just 5 or 10 minutes to practice mindfulness and relaxation!