5 reasons self care for professionals is important

Life is busy, especially for high-achieving individuals. Maybe you hold a corner office at your job, or you’re a healthcare professional on the front lines, or, perhaps, you’re running a household that’s filled with corralling kids and volunteer hours —  the reality is that self care takes a backseat to all the other life priorities. And, you find that you’re easily frustrated, distracted, and you’re tired and really want a good nap. 

So what are you to do? It may be time to give self care a try to boost your mental health. 
 

Why self care for professionals is important

Self care is a trendy topic. Social media influencers are constantly posting their self care moments, leaving some people scratching their head. What is the point and how do they have so much time?

Self care — whether you're a high-achieving professional or a stay at home mom — is an important component to maintaining a positive quality of life. According to a survey, three-quarters of Americans believe self-care helps reduce stress and provides other improvements, including:

  • Preventing burnout

  • Reducing the risk for depression anxiety

  • Improving mood

  • Increasing productivity

  • Enhancing sleep quality
     

What is self care?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, self care is defined as “taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health.” If you know that you’d like to incorporate self care into your routine, but not sure how to fit it in to your busy professional or mom life, consider these elements of wellness to focus on:

  • Emotional

  • Spiritual

  • Intellectual

  • Physical

  • Environmental

  • Financial

  • Occupational 

  • Social
     

Tips to work self care into your schedule

 

Adding another thing into your schedule is probably the last thing you want to do., but self care is important. Here are some ideas that will have a big impact on your mental health and outlook on life:

  • Schedule a recurring appointment with a licensed therapist. 

  • Work in time for regular exercise. 

  • Take some down time. 

Self care — for both professionals and professional homemakers — is essential to improving and maintaining your mental health.
 

You’ve worked too hard to be unhappy

 

Life is complicated and messy. When it comes to mental health, we believe there’s no one-size-fits all. At Halcyon Therapy Group, we understand just how important you and your unique situation and perspectives are. That’s why we offer a suite of services tailored specifically to you and your needs. You deserve better, and we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation today and start living the life you’ve always dreamed of. 

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