New Delhi: International Self-Care Day is celebrated every year on July 24th. It emphasizes the importance of self-care as the foundation of well-being. On this day, people around the world are encouraged to make self-care part of their daily routines and a priority. It is an opportunity to promote further understanding of the benefits of effective self-management.
Self-care has grown in importance as people recognize the need to take care of themselves and put themselves first. This generated discussions and strengthened people’s desire to take care of their health and well-being, prioritizing themselves. Today, we’re going to practice self-care, even if it’s as simple as going for a walk.
Here are some things you can do for yourself this day.
Things you can do for yourself on this day:
1. Pay equal attention to your mental well-being:
Krishna Veer Singh, co-founder and CEO of Lissun, said: “In today’s fast-paced world, many people struggle with sleeping problems, find happiness, manage anger, deal with work-related stress and deal with mental conditions such as depression and anxiety.
“By taking care of ourselves holistically, we are better equipped to care for others and contribute positively to society. This allows us to show empathy, support others and spread kindness in our communities,” he added.
2. Don’t hesitate to seek help:
Gorav Gupta, co-founder of Emoneeds, said: “In recent years, we have witnessed a sharp rise in mental health issues in India, accentuating the need to prioritize mental wellbeing alongside physical health. Despite this growing concern, mental health is often overlooked as society tends to place more emphasis on visible physical ailments. This discrepancy perpetuates the misconception that mental health issues are less significant or even unworthy of attention. Consequently, individuals may be hesitant to seek help or delaying access to mental health professionals for regular checkups, allowing potential problems to silently escalate.”
3. Take care of your skin:
Twinkle Varshney, who is a beauty blogger, shared tips on skin care. She said, “In the midst of our lives, we often forget to prioritize our skincare rituals. However, it is essential toand recognize the importance of maintaining a skin care routine on International Self-Care Day. Ourkin acts as a shield against pollutants and harmful UV rays. Taking care of our skin through a skin care regimen, we not only nourish and rejuvenate it, but also boost our self-confidence andgeneral well being. Your skin deserves all the love and pampering it can get. Always use high quality products andFollow a routine to maintain that radiant glow. Remember, your skin care ritual is about more than you.sing products; it’s an act of self-love and appreciation for the body you call home.”
4. Everything about your well-being:
“Incorporating pleasant scents into personal care products such as body lotions, shampoos or bath oils can enhance the overall experience and make it more enjoyable. Fragrances can also be used in the form of essential oils or scented candles during activities such as yoga or meditation, creating a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere,” said Ridhima Kansal, director of Rosemoore.
“However, it’s important to note that fragrances can affect individuals differently and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s essential to choose fragrances that you personally like and find beneficial to your well-being. Pay attention to any sensitivities or allergies you may have, and opt for natural or hypoallergenic options if necessary,” she added.
5. Other self-care activities you can incorporate into your daily life:
The Doctor. Austin Fernandes, psychiatrist at Hospital Dr. LH Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai, said: “It is crucial to prioritize self-care activities such as getting enough sleep, maintaining a balanced diet and exercising regularly.