Self-care should be an important part of your daily routine, but you may not even be aware of how much you need it. Everyone requires the ability to take a timeout now and then and focus on themselves, whether it’s to get a mental health boost or feel better physically. When you’re on a tight budget, however, it can be tricky to find ways to practice self-care. You may feel pressured to spend money on a vacation, a gym membership, or a spa day, but the fact is that you don’t need to chase after expensive activities to practice self-care.
Approximately 1 out of 5 adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental health condition. Although it is apparent that mental health is a serious and important condition to recognize, there still stands a stigma that stops many individuals from seeking the health care that they need. In an effort to raise awareness around mental health and encourage those who are suffering to reach out for help, Mental Health Awareness Month occurs annually during the month of May.
Self-care is a term often used these days to describe how a person can make positive changes for themselves to get healthy or feel better, but it’s also a way to keep your mental health in check. In this day and age, when the world is so full of stressful events and imagery, it’s imperative to make sure you can take care of both your mind and your body.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is from February 25 – March 3, 2019. The theme this year is “come as you are”, encouraging people from all shapes and sizes to share their stories and unify the eating disorder community.