January is often a time when we look ahead to the new year and set our intentions for the months to come. As you think of what is important to you and set your priorities, we at The Village Spa encourage you to include time for self-care near the top of your list.
Why Self-Care is Important
Self-care isn’t about being selfish or running away from responsibility. In fact, it is just the opposite. According to the article “Why Self-Care is Important for Your Physical and Mental Health” posted on HealthyPlace.com, “Self-care actually makes you more effective and energetic. When you avoid things that make you feel physically and mentally well, you deplete your confidence and self-esteem. Self-care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself… It produces positive feelings, which improves confidence and self-esteem too.”
Additionally, by making time to honor yourself and your health, you teach your children, family, and friends that it is important to take care of yourself rather than becoming overextended and unhealthy. By valuing yourself, you are teaching others to value you and your relationship.
Ideas for Self-Care
- Meditate, take a yoga class, or learn mindfulness techniques
- Take a walk in nature
- Go for a massage or reflexology treatment
- Make a manicure or pedicure date with a close friend, and add in a facial for good measure
- Take the time to make wholesome meals and sit down to enjoy them
- Enjoy a long, hot bath
- Read, listen to music, do nothing
- Journal, draw, or find other creative outlets
- Pamper yourself with a spa package or membership
Whether you are making a New Year’s resolution or simply setting intentions and a vision for the year ahead, we encourage you to make time for yourself on a regular basis. It would be our pleasure to have you join us here at The Village Spa in Carmel, IN, so that we can pamper you at our luxury day spa. Contact us anytime at (317) 853-6350 to book an appointment for one of our many spa services.