Self care ≠ selfish
Women, especially, face both internal and external guilt when it comes to self care. But taking time for yourself is necessary to maintain not only your physical health but your mental health as well. And both can have a direct impact on your blood pressure.
Self care doesn’t have to be a day at the spa or a weekend away from the family. Although, it can be. Smaller things, like daily meditation, yoga, or writing in a journal, can help keep you centered and healthy. Basically, it can be anything that allows you to disconnect, de-stress, and check-in with you.