To be content is to be happy with with what you have in this moment. And what you have in this moment is the ability to meet your own needs.
At first, it may seem a little silly or unproductive to think about self-care. However, the reality is that making self-care a priority is crucial to your overall health and well-being. You are the only one knows what it is that you need to be truly happy and content.
Everyone has different ways for fulfilling their own unique self-care needs. Some people practice meditation, read self-discovery books, or write down their thoughts in a journal. Still others engage in more physical outlets such as exercising, or spending a little extra time on their personal appearance. Spending just 10 minutes of your day on something that is just for you is enough to profoundly impact your mood.
Making self-care a daily priority helps prevent burn out, improves your response to stress and increased concentration and the ability to remain focused. Taking time to focus on your needs simplifies things in a way that helps prevent feelings of overwhelm, giving you an opportunities to refocus and get back on track with a clear mind. Caring for yourself psychologically is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Keeping your mind and body healthy will help you enjoy life and thrive.
Only you can make small changes in their daily routine that will allow for some much needed time for yourself. What will you do to care for yourself today?