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Self-Care Habits That Bring Both Health and Comfort

By Genevieve Cunningham

Self-care is a really important habit to keep. If we don't take the time to care for ourselves, who will? Unfortunately, it's also one of the first habits that we let go. We take care of everyone else first, and if there's time left over, we give ourselves attention. But there's never time left over, and so we suffer. For our own good, maybe it's time we change that. If you're interested in improving your health, take a look at these comforting self-care habits that you should add to your routine today.

Face Care

Your skin is something that takes a lot of wear and tear, and yet we rarely give it the individual attention it needs. If you want to feel really good in your skin, you have to take care of it -- especially your face! Make sure that face care is a regular part of your routine. Choose a gentle cleanser, a good moisturizer, an adequate sunscreen, and products that nourish your skin. The more you care for your skin, the better you'll feel, and the healthier your skin will be as well. 


When was the last time you got a massage? Massages feel so good! They take the tension out of the body, relieve sore muscles, lower stress, and make you feel relaxed. And all of these combined lead to a serious and consistent boost in health. Adding regular massages into your routine is good for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Don't be afraid to take a little time and money to keep this self-care habit in your life. 

Days Off

It's really important to take days off from work. From stress. From the monotony of life. Too many times, we skip vacations and days off in lieu of working. Why? Maybe it's because we need the money. Maybe it's because we feel the pressure. But if your health is important to you, take your days and relax! Getting adequate amounts of rest and relaxation are important for lowering stress and maintaining mental health. Plan ahead and make rest periods an important part of your regular life. It will feel good to body, mind, and soul -- and you'll boost your health too. 

Self-care is a habit. It's something that we have to make a priority in our lives. It makes us feel good and boosts overall health all at the same time. Use these little habits to get moving in the right direction, and you'll have better physical and mental health in no time at all. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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