In case you needed the reminder: Self-care isn’t selfish. That’s the energy we’re bringing into National Self-Care Awareness Month this September.
Self-Care September is a time to take care of your physical + mental health. And as we welcome a new season (hello, fall), now is the perfect time to introduce new wellness practices into your routine.
These six self-care habits can make a big difference on your overall health:
Prioritize your well-being
It’s easy to fall into a pattern of taking care of everyone but yourself. Self-care begins with prioritizing your own well-being (read: the health of your mind, body, and spirit).
Here are a few ways to integrate self-care into your everyday routine.
Take a mental health day
If you’ve been feeling stressed + unmotivated, this is your sign to take a mental health day. Sometimes a day of rest filled with your favorite local self-care activities is all you need to recharge your battery.
Research shows that the mind and body are connected in more ways than one.
Try this: Approach your day with an attitude of gratitude. Write down three things you’re grateful for in the morning before starting your day.
Try a new hobby
Spark joy by finding a new hobby that interests you. Need some inspo? Check out this list for adult cooking classes, sports leagues, and more around Chattanooga.
Create a cozy space
Your home is like your personal self-care sanctuary — craft your space to be clean, cozy, and comfortable.
Pro tip: Check out our very own Six & Main store to set the vibe with candles, mugs, snuggly sweatshirts, and more.
Looking for more self-care tips? Here are 15 more ways to embrace Self-Care September.