There’s a lot of chatter around self-care these days, and the term has come to mean so much more than spa days and yoga classes. For some people, it may mean shopping, getting to the gym, having morning meditations, eating chocolate, or reading a book. The point is to do something for you—anything that leaves you feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
“Women are often busy with their lives at work and at home, especially those with a family,” says Marcia Villavicencio, a certified life coach who focuses on mindset and body-positive fitness. “They have so much on their plate that they can quickly feel burned out. A self-care routine that’s easy and doesn’t take much of their time is beneficial, not only for their physical health, but also for their mental health.”
More and more women are realizing they have set time apart for themselves to recuperate. According to a survey from Shine, a free self-care app that gives you daily personalized challenges to boost your mood and confidence, self-care has been the top New Year’s resolution for millennial women for the past two years, with 72 percent indicating that they want to put self-care and their mental health first in 2019.