March 3, 2023

The Benefits of Self-care: How to Prioritize Taking Care of Yourself

by Denise, Confidence Coach

Self-care is an important part of taking care of our overall mental health and wellbeing. It can help us reduce stress, promote positive emotions and ultimately lead to improved confidence and a healthier outlook on life. However, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be difficult to make time for self-care activities. In order to truly prioritize taking care of yourself, it is important to remember the many benefits that self-care can bring. 

The Definition of Self-Care

Self-care is defined as the action of taking an active and mindful role in looking after one's own mental, emotional and physical health. It includes activities that nourish our minds, bodies and souls, such as setting aside time for relaxation or exercise, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep and engaging in social activities.

The Benefits of Self-Care

Self-care can have a variety of positive benefits. It can help improve mental and emotional wellbeing, reduce stress levels, promote better physical health, and increase self-confidence and resilience to life’s challenges. Additionally, it can give us the opportunity to explore our individual interests and express ourselves more deeply. Taking time out for self-care can help us to develop meaningful relationships, discover our passions and purpose in life, and become more productive overall. It can also be a great way to show ourselves appreciation and self-love for all that we do.

Types of Self-Care to Consider

There are many different types of self-care that you can explore depending on your individual needs. Some examples include: 

  • Physical activity such as yoga, walking or jogging
  • Creative activities like drawing, painting, dancing or writing
  • Relaxation techniques such as meditation or mindfulness
  • Social activities with friends and family
  • Journaling

A note about journaling...

Journaling is an important form of self-care that can help us gain insight into our thoughts and feelings. It provides a space to process and express our emotions in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Through journaling, we can gain clarity on what we’re feeling, uncover patterns in our thinking and identify areas for personal growth and self-improvement. Additionally, it can provide an opportunity for perspective-taking, helping us to recognize how our thoughts and feelings are impacted by external circumstances. Writing can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing, allowing us to reflect on our experiences in order to create healthier habits or relationships with ourselves.

In conclusion, self-care is important for taking care of our mental health. It can help reduce stress and make us feel better. This leads to more confidence and a healthier outlook on life.


Commit to doing one thing today to take care of yourself. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. For example, you could commit to taking a walk around the block. Committing to one small thing each day, will help you develop a self-care routine and create a more confident you.


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