Importance of Self-Care and Wellness

Self-care is all about doing things to take care of the physical, emotional, and mental health. It is something that is very often overlooked. Good self-care can help improve overall mood and also reduces stress/anxiety levels. By having good self-care, many things including productivity and a good relationship with oneself and others can be easily maintained.

There are different ways in which people cope with anxiety and stress in order to feel more relaxed. Many people have different methods/ways that personally work for them.

Some of these ways include: getting enough sleep, exercising/doing yoga or meditating on a daily basis, spending enough time with family and loved ones, not hesitating to go to the doctor/following up with checkups/medical care, taking the time for relaxing, do enjoyable activities that you like to do/that make you happy, and also never waste an opportunity to laugh by yourself or with others.

Not only is exercise good for improving physical health, but it is also as good a remedy for improving emotional health as well. It is important choose a form of exercise that you like so you can willing practice it everyday. Relaxation exercises, such as meditation is just one example. One advantage to these simple techniques is that you can do these exercises at any time of the day when you’re free. A pleasurable activity should be done every day. For example: going to the movies, cooking, or meeting up with friends. According to Cindy Lou, a nail salon employee at Jade Nails and Spa, “Nail care has become a form of self-care and self-expression especially these days.” “The most enjoyable part of this job is meeting new people every day.” Also according to Marie Jane, a customer at a nail salon, “It helps boost my self-esteem and sense of confidence.”

There are many ways in which people can care for themselves. People should be informed about the different ways to get the proper help they need to be relieved from stress and/or anxiety throughout their daily lives. This is because the less stressed/anxious people are, the more productive they will be on an everyday basis.

Gloria Mourcous

Hello! My name is Gloria Mourcous. I write for the features section in the Edison Light. In my free time, I enjoy drawing/sketching while listening to music. I also like watching movies and different T.V series. In school, I’m enrolled in the Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD) / Manual Drafting (MechTech) shop. I decided to be a part of this program because I aspire to pursue architecture and my career in the future.