If self-care was thought of more as a human requirement than a restorative therapy, there would be a lot less disease, stress, and negativity in the world. But, according to a survey released by Vagaro in 2021, 59% of Americans will only engage in self care if they’re stressed.
Yet 71% say they’re much happier after taking time for themselves. Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, increase happiness, improve energy, and more. From a physical health perspective, self-care has been clinically proven to reduce heart disease, stroke and cancer. Spiritually, it may help keep us in tune with our higher power as well as realize our meaning in life. (resource: Southern New Hampshire University)
If we made time for self-care before our stress and imbalance gave us no other solution, we’d be able to reap its benefits all the time and never tumble into such a state. In other words, we’d be happier, and healthier.
So let’s change this statistic—it only takes one person at a time.