Family, friends, career and love are just a few of the things that put undue pressures on modern women, and because of their natural instinct to look out for others, they often forget to take care of themselves. Health communications firm TeleVox asked 1,015 American women about how they feel about their health and more than half responded to feeling unhealthy. This altruistic lifestyle is really taking a toll on the ladies, which is why it is high time that women learn to spend more on themselves. Here are top reasons why you should do just that:
- To improve one’s body image
A study made by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007 discovered that more than 60 percent of women in U.S. suffer from obesity. Going out for a jog even for just a few minutes a day and hitting the gym once in awhile can already help you whip yourself up into shape. Aside from keeping you healthy, these simple practices can also boost your self-confidence, even more so when your personal goal of losing a few inches off your waistline is met.
- To keep your wardrobe updated
Fashion trends are ever-changing, and women’s fashion changes even faster than men’s. Keep up with what’s in and out by shopping for new clothes, shoes and accessories. Tired of your gems? No worries, online jewelery shopping is so easy that you won’t even need to leave the kids and step out of the house for a new set of gold rings. By loading your closet with new things to wear, you can at least have something to show off to your friends when the next girl’s night out comes around.
- To feel happier
According to psychology, rewards encourage people to partake in an activity more often because of the knowledge that something desirable awaits them in return. It may seem selfish, but treating yourself to a relaxing massage after a long week of work can be beneficial. It makes you feel rewarded. Also, buying a few things you always wanted to have like a newly published book from your favourite author won’t hurt, so long as you do everything in moderation. Go to a salon and get your hair done. Do not be afraid about being a little materialistic.
- To strengthen your relationship with yourself
One of the simplest ways to give something back to yourself is to have a few moments of silence free from all the daily worries that plague you. Sitting alone in a quiet café drowned in your thoughts can be a relaxing experience. It’ll also help you get to know yourself more. According to Toni Collette, “The better you know yourself, the better your relationship with the rest of the world.”
So ladies, take this piece of advice and try to hold back on your habit of putting others first. There are so many ways to reward yourself for all the hard work you have done. Even a simple pat on your back can go a long way.
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