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Why “Me Time” is Essential for Good Health

All of us deal with some form of stress; whether it’s related to work, family, or just feeling overwhelmed with every day responsibilities, we often spread ourselves too thin trying to give 100% to everything in our lives.  We end up postponing our happiness or delay taking time for ourselves because we might feel guilty or selfish if we prioritize our own needs.  To avoid becoming burned out, schedule in some “me time” on a regular basis. 

Dangers of Stress

Long-term, chronic stress can take a serious toll on both your emotional and physical health.  It can suppress your immune system, raise blood pressure, and increase the risk of a heart attack.  Stress can even speed up the aging process and make you more susceptible to depression and anxiety.  If you aren’t taking care of yourself, you eventually will also struggle to take care of family or work obligations.   

“Me Time” at Botanica  

If you feel unable to set aside time each day for yourself, consider investing in a Wellness Membership at Botanica!  For only $99 a month, you can treat yourself to some quality TLC with a Specialty Facial, 85-minute massage, or many of our other amazing services that will help you relax and unwind.  Even scheduling a weekly mani or pedi appointment can help you feel pampered and confident.  You’ll never want to push aside your needs again!

You’re Important, Too!

Taking as little as 15 to 30 minutes each day to yourself can make a significant difference in your health and life.  It can lead to improved concentration, reignite your creativity, and increase your overall happiness.  But health benefits are not the only reasons to consider taking time for yourself; when you do things for yourself, you improve as a person and become better able to take care of your loved ones. 

Unplug

With today’s advanced technology, we can become consumed in the lives of others via social media and we can easily be contacted by anyone.  Many people have difficulty separating their work lives from their homes lives.  Step away from your phone or computer for at least an hour each day to clear your mind of unnecessary clutter.

By incorporating “me time” into your life, you’ll always have something to look forward to, especially during those extra rough, busy weeks! 

Love,

Gen
 

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