- Self-care is often geared toward women but the fact is, it’s just as important for men.
- Self-care is the practice of focusing on yourself and prioritizing yourself both physically and mentally.
- There are several ways you can get started from getting active to practicing meditation and even treating yourself to something nice.
- It’s important to take your self-care journey one step at a time. After all, it’s supposed to relax you, not cause more stress.
When you envision self-care, what do you see? Does a woman pampering herself with a massage or taking a long bubble bath come to mind? The fact is, men love being pampered too and self-care is just as important for them. Self-care isn’t just about pampering one’s self either.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at its core, self-care is the ability to maintain and promote health, prevent disease, and cope with illness and disability. In short, it means taking time to focus on yourself. Prioritizing yourself both physically and mentally is so important but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. In our beginner’s guide to self-care for men, we’ll share 11 tips to help you get started!
How to Get Started
While you may be eager (or perhaps wary) about getting started, it’s important to take your self-care journey one step at a time. After all, it’s supposed to relax you, not cause more stress.
Instead of trying to tackle a bunch of self-care tactics right away, start with one area you can focus on. This may be working on your physical health by getting in shape, or working on your mental health by practicing meditation. As you begin to notice a positive shift, you may feel more motivated to focus on other areas. Here are 11 self-care tips you can consider to get started…