How self-care can help you become more productive

Member feature : by Michelle Wilbraham of VA Connect


Practicing self-care is not a choice. I forget ALL of the time, even though I tend to be the first person to preach to others about the importance of self-care.

Considering its positive impact on one’s life, it should be an integral part of everyone’s life. It’s important for every individual to understand why self-care is important for the emotional, psychological and social well-being of a person. It’s time you integrate it into your everyday life to lead a mentally and physically healthy life.

When you plan your day in a better way and incorporate self-care in your daily schedule, you tend to concentrate better which in turn makes you more productive.

Self-care is the act of doing something that makes you feel rejuvenated and at peace in order to maintain a healthy mind and soul. Self-care can be anything that makes you feel happy. When I take the time to reflect and take care of myself, I felt more peaceful and more productive.

Self-care has been linked with increased productivity on many an occasion. Taking care of yourself gives you more energy, brain space and emotional capacity to focus on what needs to be done.

Self-care is important, for our own well-being and for the care of our clients. All of our work will be better if we are psychologically and physically healthy.


Mindfulness is a state in which an individual gives complete attention to the moment without being affected by the things that happened in the past or might happen in the future. A person is said to be mindful if they bring awareness about the things experienced via senses, thoughts or emotions.

Caring for Your Mental and Emotional Well-Being

  • Have a good attitude. Taking care of yourself means on the inside too.
  • Be assertive. Stand up for yourself by being tactful, not aggressive
  • Educate yourself. Find ways to keep learning. Be ready to learn new things, no matter what age you are.

Practice positive self-care:

  • Be healthy, look after your physical health
  • Pay attention to yourself and how you are feeling.
  • Offer to help and ask for it when you need it.
  • Connect with friends and family.


Why is Self-Care so important?

 Self-care is not selfish. Putting yourself first is not selfish. The more you put into caring for yourself the more you will be able to care for others. Loving oneself is about maintaining a healthy relationship with oneself. By doing so we feel positive, confident and have better self-esteem. Caring for ourselves ensures we are the best we can be. By paying attention to your own self-care you will feel more connected to yourself and the world around you. You will go about your day with less stress and nothing will seem quite as difficult as it did before.


Taking care of yourself may seem like a full-time job. Neglecting that job though can harm your confidence, relationships and enjoyment of life. It is important to take care of yourself as it ensures a happier and healthier life.


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