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INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY – July 24, 2023

International Self-Care Day is celebrated on July 24. It stresses the importance of self-care as the cornerstone of wellness. On this day, individuals throughout the world are encouraged to make self-care a part of their everyday routines and turn it into a priority. It is a milestone, and an opportunity to raise further awareness of the benefits of effective self-management of health.

Self-care has become incredibly important as people realize the need to take care of themselves and put themselves first. This has made people talk about it and increased the interest of others to take control of their health and wellness by prioritizing themselves. Today, we urge you to practice self-care, even if all you do is take a walk.

History of INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY

Self-care is a crucial cornerstone of health, and International Self-Care Day was established by the International Self-Care Foundation in 2011 to raise awareness about it. The celebration of International Self-Care Day on July 24 emphasizes the advantages of self-care that can be felt at any time of day or night, seven days a week, regardless of the season. The benefits of self-care, to put it another way, last a lifetime and are not limited to a single day. The International Self-Care Day simply provides a wonderful focus and a chance to publicize or reflect on self-care programs in action.

Revolving around a yearly theme, International Self-Care Day serves as a focal point and an opportunity to increase awareness of healthy living self-care programs all over the world. The concept of self-care has been around for a while, but it has recently received a lot of attention because of its emphasis on wellness. This can include anything from following a healthy diet and exercising proper cleanliness to developing disease-prevention strategies in one’s daily routine.

Significant progress has been achieved in the availability and accessibility of novel self-care interventions, and the self-care movement continues to rise. A wide range of health issues, from mental health to therapy for chronic diseases, can now be self-administered thanks to new approaches and technological breakthroughs.

INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY timeline

1950s
Self-Care

The medical community latches on to the term.

1960s
Low Point of Self-Care

In the West, self-care is seen as unnecessary and even unhealthy.

1970s
Self-care Approach

Patient care moves towards person-centric involving self-care.

2011
International Self-Care Day

This day is founded to increase awareness of the significance of self-care and to equip individuals with the information and skills necessary to participate in their wellness.

INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY FAQs

What happens when you don’t practice self-care?

There are many dangers to consider, including stress, rage, and disease, as well as the potential of burnout at work.

Is self-care being selfish?

Self-care means improving yourself, and it does not have to be at the cost of others and their needs. Self-care promotes your well-being, which you need to face your daily life and interact with others as well.

What are the different types of self-care?

If you’re looking for ways to incorporate self-care into the various aspects of your daily life, there is a seven-pillar framework of self-care (developed by the International Self-Care Foundation, a U.K. charity) that includes knowledge and health literacy, mental wellbeing, physical activity, healthy eating, risk avoidance, good hygiene, and rational use of products and services.

INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY Activities

  1. Write a List

    Compose a list of all the ways you can continue to provide self-care for the rest of the year. Ways you can prioritize self-care include reading a good book, having a regular sleep pattern, paying your bills on time, and so on.

  2. Stress less

    Stress can take a toll on your health, and when we are aware of our stress, we get even more stressed. You can drink tea, take a walk, or journal to relieve stress, and take care of yourself.

  3. Meditate

    Spending just a few minutes quieting your mind through meditation will go a long way. Meditation has been shown to improve quality of life, so today is a good day to practice it or get into it if you have always wanted to but haven’t found the time yet.

5 Interesting Facts About Self-Care

  1. Perform at your best

    Self-care helps you perform at your best and have a higher quality of life.

  2. Maintains self-esteem and self-confidence

    When you prioritize self-care it helps to boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

  3. It teaches resilience

    When we take care of ourselves, we can handle challenges better, which is important for maintaining resilience.

  4. Self-care can be done in minutes

    Self-care does not need to take a long time, it can be as simple as taking a bath or picking up a new creative outlet.

  5. Self-care gives energy

    Self-care reduces stress and has several benefits, including increased energy, better sleep, and increases clarity.

Why We Love INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY

  1. It lessens anxiety and depression symptoms

    Anxiety and depression symptoms can be lessened by self-love. Self-compassionate people have a lower risk of getting anxiety or being depressed according to studies. Self-love can also free you from the feeling that mental illness is somewhat your responsibility.

  2. It helps to achieve your goals

    To reach your goals, you need to love yourself. As a result of self-love, you learn to prioritize your dreams. Having a strong sense of self-worth gives you the energy, resilience, productivity, and self-assurance you need to accomplish your goals.

  3. It raises confidence

    When you're constantly berating yourself, it's hard to have a sense of self-assurance. Negative self-talk can lead to both low self-esteem and lack of confidence. Self-love allows you to be kind to yourself when you're feeling down, resulting in a rise in your self-confidence.

INTERNATIONAL SELF CARE DAY dates

YearDateDay
2023July 24Monday
2024July 24Wednesday
2025July 24Thursday
2026July 24Friday
2027July 24Saturday

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