Posted on 2/13/2020, 9:26:33 PM
In our modern-day world, self-care has become a necessity. We have been forced into a fast-paced culture of workaholics, in which we must keep up! We are constantly filled to the brim with the stresses of work, family, responsibilities, and personal insecurities. So, how do we get any relief?
Self-care is the answer. So, PAUSE and BREATHE!
Although you may feel as if taking a break to refresh and refocus is selfish, we are here to tell you that it’s not. Actually, science suggests that taking the time to take care of yourself will actually result in better performance and decision-making. So, by enjoying a weekly facial or by taking a two-week vacation during the summer, you could actually be assisting in your professional development. How cool is that?
Self-care has become a trending topic on social media, in the news, and all around us. That’s probably why many experts have decided to share their take on the idea.
Here are four books that will help you to realize that self-care is smart, not selfish:
“The Power of Now” By. Eckhart Tolle
Inner peace is at the root of self-care. And, that’s why Eckhart Tolle’s handbook for fining inner peace made it on our list for self-care must-reads. In this book, Tolle presents the idea that being present and living in the moment is vital to reaching inner peace. Though the state of pure consciousness is not an easy one to reach, Tolle provides guidance and encouragement to help you to get there. He explains that through meditation and mindfulness, enlightenment can be achieved. Let Tolle help you say ‘goodbye’ to your past and future worries, and start living a more conscious serene existence.
“Girl, Wash Your Face” By. Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis dives at the idea of self-care with attitude, voice, and a winning perspective in her book, “Girl, Wash Your Face.” Hollis reminds us through her own personal stories that in order to take care of ourselves, we must get rid of the negative energy around us. Targeted towards females, Hollis reminds all of her ladies to practice self-care and self-love every single day. She must demand respect from the people around her, forget about being ‘perfect’, and most importantly, learn that happiness comes from the inside.
“Stillness Is the Key” By. Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday’s book, “Stillness Is the Key” delves into the concept of being still. And, this doesn’t always mean physically. Sometimes mental stillness is all a person needs to practice a little self-care. Holiday suggests that by spending time to refresh and refocus, better decisions will be made. He touches on different moments in history as well as different religions and cultures where stillness has aided in victories, clear-minded decisions, and a better understanding of one’s self and purpose. With this book, you will discover how you can incorporate this ancient idea of stillness into your modern-day life.
“The Power of Habit” By. Charles Duhigg
Habits can make or break your self-care regimen. And, an important part of self-care is developing healthy habits that will help you maintain mental and emotional clarity. “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg gives key insights into how understanding the biological development of habits will help us to utilize them for our benefits. By breaking bad habits and replacing them with good habits, you will begin living a happier and more satisfying life. Who said self-care had to be all about face masks and meditation?