You deserve a lot of TLC—especially from yourself!
If you need a day off, if you are in the mood for a rejuvenating day at the spa, or if you just want a few minutes to breathe in the aroma of your go-to essential oil blend, go for it because self-care is more than just a buzzword. It is an essential part of life that your physical, mental, and emotional well-being can benefit from.
Need some inspo? These caring and dependable women in their 20s have discovered the self-care habits that changed their lives for good:
“I broke free from my comfort zone to try new experiences. Regularly working out, learning new languages and instruments, and just focusing on the things that I can control empowered my sense of individuality and self-awareness. Doing these made me more at peace with myself, and I was able to freely be unapologetically me.” - Nikki, 27
“I learned the importance of saving up and budgeting money at an early age, so I’m pretty confident about managing my finances. However, I tend to be super matipid when it comes to myself. I hardly ever treat myself even when I have some extra money on hand, out of fear that I might need it for something urgent and important. Little did I know, this kind of thinking and behavior of mine left me with little sense of reward for the hard work I’ve been putting into my job. So now, even if it’s just a cup of bubble tea or a physical copy of an album I enjoyed listening to, I treat myself to something I like every now and then.” - Dee, 26
“This might sound too simple, but an important part of my self-care routine is writing down the good things that happened to me over the past week. ‘Di ba they say, “count your blessings?” That’s exactly what I do and it helps me a lot in realizing that there’s still something good in this world despite all the chaos that’s been happening. I also make sure to plan something for the coming week to give myself something to look forward to, especially when I feel burned out at work.” - KC, 25
“I discovered that getting in touch with my inner self and power during stressful periods has drastically helped me in adulthood. So as often as I can, I meditate, exercise, travel solo and take time to listen to educational podcasts. Now that I think about it, these activities play a huge part in my journey of self-improvement, and I’m glad that I am now able to do them. I’ve never felt stronger.” - Aya, 25
“I used to think that I need to be productive every day or else I’d feel like I just wasted my time. But then sobrang napagod ako. So now, I set a “do nothing day” for myself, and on that day, I steer clear from anything that will cause me stress, so I can relax and chill. Contrary to what others might think, taking a day for yourself isn’t about dodging responsibilities. You do it, so you can deliver better with a clearer and refreshed mind.” - Jade, 25
“I realized that self-care also meant learning how to say no to people. I’ve always made myself available to others—running errands, answering questions, and doing favors for them as soon as I could, without noticing that I’ve spent more time trying to please them than spending time for myself and on what could make me happy. Knowing the right time to say no to prioritize yourself is such a liberating thing. Nobody should ever feel guilty for enjoying some me-time every once in a while.” - Lanie, 26
“Lagi akong online dati. I’d obsess over the stuff I read on my feed, and spend hours on end scrolling up and down social media apps. Masaya siya sa una, and it became a habit. But eventually, the toxicity got to me. From disheartening news stories to hurtful comments, I absorbed them quickly and they affected how I went about my day. I knew it wasn’t healthy for me to keep reading such posts, so I’d schedule some time offline and just disconnect. I’d even uninstall some apps every once in a while for a total social media cleanse.” - Aik, 26
“As a university student, it’s almost second nature for me to overexert myself to meet requirements and make the grade. And even though classes are conducted mainly online these days, I still end up exhausting myself. At some point, I decided to just pause for a bit and gather myself. It made a positive difference in my performance. So I really rest when my body calls for it. Sure, grades are important, but how will you do well in school, when your body’s failing? Take a break—you deserve it.” - Eli, 21
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