Make Self-Care A Priority This Year!

a man having a back massage; text: make self-care a priority this year Are you in the habit of making New Year’s resolutions and then not keeping them? We’ve all been there, of course; we set goals to lose 20 pounds, to go to the gym, or to stop procrastinating. But it’s so easy to let the big ideas fall by the wayside as expectant January turns into cold February. And turn to can’t be bothered March. Why not make self-care a priority this year?

One resolution that you really should keep is to make sure that you include more self-care in your daily life in 2024. It’s not an option. It’s a priority. Self-care must be a priority even for those who have busy lives, a family, a job, and responsibilities. Remember that you can’t fill a cup from an empty cup, can you? If your cup of well-being is empty, you won’t have the capacity or the inclination to think about pouring a cup for anyone else!

Your Self-Care Priority This Year

What do we think is the number one thing you need to make time for next year? You. And a relaxed, contented you will be. Good thing for you and your family and workmates. Now is the time to decide how you intend to look out for yourself in the coming year. Of course, we believe that massage therapy should be high on your list of things to schedule regularly. Just one massage session a month will give you something to look forward to—a session of me-time where you can focus on your wants and needs for an hour or so and address any niggling physical problems that might be irritating you.

More Self-Care Ideas This Year

Don’t stop at massage; your health is so crucial that you should also make sure you are up to date on any tests and examinations. Self-examination is vital for breast health, and take any mammograms and pap smears offered by your healthcare provider. Get your teeth checked regularly, and ensure your eye exams are your priority. These tests all take a few minutes of your time, but they will spot any potential health problems early enough so that you can nip them in the bud. If there’s nothing to worry about, you get a clean bill of health and a smug feeling that everything is up to date.

Relaxation is essential; along with regular massage therapy, you could also add some Reiki. Book your massage session now. Or how about getting to grips with yoga, at home or in a class? Meditation—it’s on the list for many of us—but make this year the year you take those ten minutes in the bath or as you sit in bed and focus on breathing and mindfulness. Try an app to get you in the meditation mood, and you’ll be zoning out in no time.

Try all of these ideas for a happier, healthier, and more relaxed you in 2022!


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Burlington, Vermont