How self-care elevates your quality of life

by | Apr 13, 2021 | Life

Frustration. Worries. Tension. These are describing your daily life. You are stressed and exhausted. You have become desperate as you attempt to cope with the challenges of modern life.

Does this sound familiar? 

You live in a society that expects you to work harder, faster, and longer to accomplish more in less time. You may feel this normal.

But, in reality, this culture is taking a huge toll on your health. You are compromising your happiness and overall well-being to adapt to this non-stop pace. You require a way to regulate and manage yourself. The best way to find the balance you seek is Self-Care.

What is self-care?

Self-care is nourishing yourself. It is a deliberate act of spending time engaging with self-caring activities. It is taking responsibility to meet your physical, mental, and emotional needs. It is also avoiding the situations that deplete your energy and happiness.

Why is self-care important?

Engaging yourself in a self-care routine reduces depression and anxiety. It increases happiness and improves energy. Self-care has been clinically proven to reduce heart disease, stroke, and cancer from a physical health perspective.

Here are few tips for self-care.

Be aware of your rest time

Get adequate rest every day. It is the foundation of self-care. Rest is critically important to elevate your mood and emotional well-being. Give yourself the opportunity to get enough sleep. You will be energetic and alert throughout the day. 

This will help you a long way on your journey to self-care. 

Learn to manage stress

Managing stress should be first on your priority list for self-care. You must learn the strategy for managing stress. The ultimate stress management tool for self-care is meditation. It allows you to see yourself through the eyes of compassion. 


Your body requires healthy foods that provide abundant energy. Have nutritious food and stay properly hydrated. Try to minimize caffeine and alcohol intake. Reduce intake of sugary and processed foods. 

Commit to giving yourself nourishment which is required to sustain health and balance.

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Have a balance between your life and work

Another key component of self-care is maintaining a work-life balance. As there is a raise in Work From Concept, it is difficult to distinguish between home and work. You need to practice self-care despite you have the urge to remain plugged to work 24X7. You need to connect with yourself to know who you are and what you do for a living.

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Maintain a Work Life Balance


Be active. Your body should always be on the move. Self-care includes giving your body the movement to maintain energy, flexibility, and strength. Keep aside a dedicated amount of time to exercise. You can practice yoga, martial arts, or jog every day. This helps you be hale and healthy.

Self-care is an important act of self-love. It is an imperative act of giving yourself the gift of acceptance and nourishment. Commit to healthier habits. It improves the quality of your life. Give your mind and body a fresh start. Get more tips on self-help and self-care on our Joyscore App. Download now.

Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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