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5 Myths About Self-Care
Craig Olschansky
5 Myths About Self-Care

Not getting the care you need has its consequences. From mental problems like stress and depression to physical issues like weight gain and poor health. Self-care is a way to prevent a downward spiral from occurring to your wellbeing. It’s vital to start fitting yourself into your own schedule, despite these five myths people sometimes believe when it comes to self-care.

Self-care is selfish

We all want what’s best for the ones we love most, but often times we’ll put them first and forget about ourselves. Self-care takes a backseat. We can even feel selfish or shameful when we put our own needs before others. But how do we expect to take care of others when we can’t take care of ourselves? It’s the whole Airplane Oxygen Mask Theory: Once you put your mask on, you can help the person you’re next to with theirs.

Self-care is time consuming

Life gets busy and it can be tough to carve out some time for yourself. However, self-care doesn’t need to be a time suck. Setting even as little as 10 minutes a day can be enough for effective self-care.

Self-care is expensive

This misconception stems from the idea that self-care involves pampering in lavish ways. However, there are plenty of ways you can experience self-care on the cheap or even for free. From taking a 5 minute walk to get some fresh air and sunshine to drinking a soothing beverage, simple activities can make a major impact in the way you feel.

Self-care takes a lot of energy

Getting sufficient self-care does not have to take a lot out of you. Self care can require whatever energy you have left to give. Staying hydrated with a glass of water, getting a good night’s sleep, or even just taking a few deep breaths are all good ways to honor your body.

 Self-care should be earned

You don’t need to accomplish certain goals to reward yourself with self-care. You are always worthy of self-care no matter what you do or haven’t done. Think of it this way: self-care can give you the extra boost you need to achieve your goals.

Using the Gelliflex™ Abacus™ is a great example of practicing self-care and a cost-effective addition to seeing a massage therapist for pains in your fingers, hands, arms and elbows. With thousands of customizable restorative combinations, this versatile tool is like having a private massage therapist at your disposal.