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Take the Self-Care Day Challenge

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

It’s not something that is given, it’s something that is worked for. It’s time to take your health into your own hands, and while achieving health seems like a daunting task, it’s really all about self-care.

As our lives go on and we get wrapped up in the chaos, prioritizing self-care becomes increasingly important. Yet what is self-care to you?

The concept of self-care is about empowering individuals, families and communities to practice healthy habits, prevent disease and cope with illness or disability to achieve optimum health. It could be improving literacy, to cutting your nails – anything that betters YOU.

When I think of self-care, I think of things that I do on a regular basis to improve health. While I wish I could say I workout daily, I’m happy with my 3-4 times per week. I am also mindful that sleep is crucial, as is taking my daily vitamins.

When something just isn’t right and I know ‘a fix’ isn’t in my scope, I look to a medical professional. I also recognize the importance of downtime, slowing life down and making time to enjoy life’s moments. Dry flaky skin isn’t healthy and is downright uncomfortable, so I moisturize daily whether that sun is hot or the air is winter dry. As you can see, self-care is endless from the small everyday TLC to the big tasks.

Bayer, a global health products leader, is working to educate consumers on how Better Self-care for a Better Life can make a difference in quality of life, while improving healthcare sustainability. Taking better care of ourselves by utilizing the products available to us not only helps Canadians lead healthier lives, it also alleviates strain on our healthcare system. Making a commitment to practice self-care has so many benefits.

Bayer provides many products in self-care because sometimes you need the right tools to get the job done. Perhaps you haven’t realized just how many you depend on to take care of yourself. Dr. Sholls’s provide comfort, stability and foot health with each step I take, caring for the literal foundation that we are.

Coppertone is a protective barrier, ensuring harmful outside rays aren’t damaging your skin. Caring for skin is an all-ages and daily task, and of top importance in health.

 

Take the Self-Care Day Challenge!

 

Self-Care Day on July 24th  … get it? it’s on 7/24 and that’s exactly how often you should be doing a self-care task? Daily! 

I challenge you to be mindful of self-care each and everyday, and in some way that betters you. To help get you started, Bayer has created a self-care calendar with one tip for each day of the month.

 
 
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This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

 

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67 Comments

  1. To me self-care is taking care of myself in all aspects: physical, mental and spiritual. For my physical health for example, I like to take vitamins daily to keep myself as healthy as possible.

  2. Self-care to me means taking the time to take a break from the everyday to give back to yourself. Self-care = Self-love

  3. Selfcare definitely means taking care of my mental, emotional and physical needs daily even if it means just for 15 minutes or whatever time one can afford. We need to take care of OURSELVES daily too

  4. Self care means living a healthy life style by eating right, exercising and possible thinking.

  5. selfcare to me is taking time to be alone do something peaceful like a walk in the park or just reading a book

  6. Self care means doing something for myself! I enjoy things like massages, hot tea & playing cards with my neighbours.

  7. My self care is walking the dog at my favorite places and reading books is my total guilty pleasure but without the guilt. Lol

  8. For me, selfcare is taking some time for myself everyday – to read or watch TV, and relax.

  9. I practice self-care by taking the time to enjoy a nice cuppa tea and reading the paper 🙂

  10. Self care means keeping up to date with medical and personal care and taking time to exercise and eat well.

  11. I practice self care by treating myself to a mani/pedi or do something relaxing like reading a book and taking a long bath

  12. Self-care to me involves taking dance classes twice a week! It’s a nice escape from my worries, responsibilities, and 9 month old baby!

  13. My self-care is taking some time out after dinner each evening to walk my dog and spend some time in nature.

  14. self care means taking care of yourself on the daily such as going on a run or eating healthy!

  15. Self care is taking care of your body and mind such as thinking positively and exercising.

  16. Self care to me is taking a little time just for myself! I try to do it everyday, things like taking a walk, reading a book, doing my nails, etc. It is so important!

  17. For me, self care is taking time to de-stress and do what makes you feel good. My favorite way to do this is to listen to music because it’s my biggest de-stressor and always changes my mood.

  18. its important to have self care, if its either going for a work or taking a bubble bath. everyone needs to destress

  19. To me, SELF CARE means mental, physical and emotional well being and nurturing. It can be working out for your health and taking some me time soaking in the bath to unwind mentally. It’s taking care of yourself in so many aspects!

  20. I practice self-care by making sure to have at least some down time for myself even though I have 2 young kids and a busy life @MyChaos #SelfCareDay

  21. Self-care for me is being able to say to others that you need time to take care of your own needs and wants.

  22. I believe self care to me should be taking care of your physical health and your mental health!

  23. self care for me is taking time for myself every day:
    reading, relaxing, getting into nature, yoga etc.

  24. Self care is doing something that benefits one’s well being. I think it’d be their favorite hobby, or paying more attention to themselves and their health in general.

  25. Self-Care is taking a bit of time each day to do something just for yourself. It can be as simple as washing your face or taking a multi-vitamin.

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  27. To me, self-care is taking out time for yourself during the day to do things that you love and that relax you!

  28. Self-care is carving out an hour a day from my busy schedule to go for a walk or to sip a cup oftea with a good book in my hands.

  29. Self care for me is making time for myself to destress and relax. Never pushing over my limit

  30. Self care means taking care of myself physically so I have the energy to do all the other tings that need doing.

  31. Self care means making the time to put forward the best me I can be – physically, mentally and emotionally.

  32. I practice self care by attending chair yoga classes and feel so much better after a class.

  33. To me #selfCare is taking care of my mind and body so that I can take care of those I love

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