What is Self-Care?
We at ZEMK Care | London, keep self-care and wellbeing at the forefront of all our products. They were designed to help you carve out some peace and quiet for you in the day to help you unwind in the evening, or just to bring you a special moment to your day!
In this blog you can find the definition of self-care, types of self-care as well as some self-care tips.
What is the definition of self-care?
Self-care refers to a set of intentional actions that individuals take to promote their own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Self-care involves prioritising activities that support your physical and emotional health.
What is self-care and why is it important?
Self- care is the act of engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation. It is an essential aspect of maintaining good health and preventing burnout, particularly for individuals who have high levels of stress in their personal or professional lives. It is important to note that self-care is not selfish or indulgent but rather a necessary investment in one's own health and well-being.
What does self- care look like?
Self-care can take many different forms and will vary from person to person depending on their individual needs, interests, and preferences. It is down to ourselves to explore our own needs. What is often missed is, as we change and evolve so do our needs. As inevitable change is, so is changing how we sustain our self-care routines.
Here are 5 different types of self-care:
- Physical self-care: A great way to feed the body what it needs so it can serve you and care back. This can involve activities such as regular exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and taking care of your personal hygiene.
- Getting enough sleep: A undervalued self-care practice in people who lead busy lives is taking time to rest and relax. Which is key to not only your physical health but there is scientific evidence showing sleep to be key to long term neurological health. This why we at ZEMK Care give particular importance to sleep and brain care.
- Emotional self-care: Emotions are a part of everything we do, we need to strengthen our ability to cope and manage them. Understanding that, working on the muscle of the mind is key to maintaining a happy and nurtured life. This can involve activities such as practicing meditation, journaling, spending time with loved ones, expressing your emotions through creative outlets, seeking therapy, and engaging in hobbies that bring you joy.
- Mental self-care: This is to strengthen our ability to make good decisions that support the life we want to lead. This can involve activities such as setting boundaries, managing your time effectively, learning new skills or knowledge, avoiding negative self-talk, and taking breaks from technology and social media.
- Spiritual self-care: This helps us to give us purpose and clarify our sense of right and wrong. This can involve activities such as spending time in nature, practicing gratitude, engaging in acts of kindness, and reflecting on your purpose and values. Practicing a religion or spirituality is also a part
When we lead busy lives, our self is often something that is easily sacrificed, ultimately, self-care involves intentionally setting aside time and resources to prioritise your well-being and taking actions that support your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
Our core products candles have been designed precisely for self-care. From The Daily Candles to burn to kick start the day with to wax melts for the evenings as you journal and finally indulging in The Goodnight Collection to send you off to a dreamy sleep!