What Is the Best Self-Care?

Are you guilty of not making time for yourself? Don’t worry—you are not alone! We all have a tendency to put ourselves last, but that can have a dangerous impact on our health and well-being.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ladera Ranch wants you to know how you can start practicing self-care on a daily basis! Let’s explore some tips.

What Is Self-Care?

Self-care encompasses any activity that can help you to improve your physical, mental and emotional health. While self-care can improve your mood and reduce your anxiety, it can also help to boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

While you might think of spa days and massages when you hear the term self-care, that’s only one small segment of what’s involved.

Examples of Self-Care

  • Develop a regular sleep routine.
  • Aim for a healthy diet.
  • Take lunch breaks.
  • Go for a walk at lunchtime.
  • Take your dog for a walk.
  • Use your vacation time.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Schedule necessary medical appointments.

What Can You Do to Make More Time for Self-Care?

Well, right now is a great time to begin building self-care habits, since most of us are spending large chunks of the day indoors. Making time for self-care doesn’t have to be difficult. Schedule some time each day to have your alone moments—whether it is taking a bath, reading a book or just sitting with your thoughts.

Or you could even start the day off with a little self-care by setting your alarm a little early in the morning so that you can enjoy a cup of coffee in peace and quiet before the craziness of the day begins!

Health Benefits of Self-Care

  • Makes you a better caregiver
  • Helps you to take a break from stress
  • Gives you much-deserved alone time
  • Offers soothing feelings
  • Boosts productivity

Have you been feeling under the weather? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Ladera Ranch today! No appointment is necessary!


3700 Cahaba Beach Road Birmingham, AL 35242

Our Mission and Values:

Our mission is to provide the best healthcare possible in a kind and caring environment, in an economical manner, while respecting the rights of all of our patients, at times and locations convenient to the patient.

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