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Embrace Self-Care | 5 Reasons Why It's Not Selfish, But Essential

by Jessika Guy of The Green Hair Spa

Embrace Self-Care

In a world that often glorifies constant hustle and productivity, it’s easy to overlook the importance of self-care. However, taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s a vital aspect of maintaining overall well-being. 

Embrace self-care. Here are five reasons why it’s not selfish, but essential — with a sprinkle of eco-friendly goodness for added positivity:

Recharge and Refresh

Just like a smartphone needs to be recharged to function optimally, so do we. Engaging in self-care activities such as meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature allows us to recharge our batteries and approach life with renewed energy and vigour. Opting for eco-friendly activities like hiking or planting trees rejuvenates our spirits and contributes positively to the environment.

Enhanced Productivity

Contrary to popular belief, self-care doesn’t detract from productivity; it enhances it. Regular breaks and prioritizing self-care activities can improve focus, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Whether it’s indulging in a relaxing bubble bath, unwinding with a book or journaling. Taking a moment away from a troubling task will allow you to approach it with a fresh outlook.

Improved Mental Health

Self-care is pivotal in maintaining good mental health. By practicing mindfulness, setting boundaries, and seeking support when needed, we can prevent burnout and reduce stress levels. Engaging in eco-friendly practices such as gardening, consciously reducing waste, or supporting sustainable brands fosters a sense of purpose and connection to the planet, promoting overall well-being.

Setting a Positive Example

Prioritizing self-care sends a powerful message to those around us, demonstrating that it’s not only acceptable but essential to prioritize one’s well-being. By leading by example, we inspire others to adopt healthier habits and cultivate a culture of self-care and sustainability within our communities.

Self-Compassion and Empowerment

Self-care is an act of self-compassion, reminding us that we are deserving of love, care, and respect. By prioritizing our needs, we empower ourselves to live authentically and pursue our passions with confidence. Incorporating eco-friendly practices into our self-care routines allows us to align our values with our actions, fostering a sense of empowerment and environmental stewardship.

In essence, self-care isn’t selfish; it’s a revolutionary act of self-love and empowerment. By embracing self-care practices that prioritize both personal well-being and environmental sustainability, we can create a brighter, more balanced future for ourselves and the planet. Embrace self-care!


Jessika Guy of The Green Hair Spa is a hairstylist, salon owner, green beauty enthusiast, nature lover & self-care advocate.

After 20+ years in the beauty industry, I have seen lots of trends come and go, but one thing that never goes out of style is confidence. As an active member of the downtown Stratford Business sector, I have seen firsthand how collaboration over competition can bring communities together and create a better place to live, work and play.

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