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Self Care in a Pandemic -

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

The need for  total self-care,  both the mental and physical health of the individual has never been as evident as it is now.

Self-care during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic may seem like it isn't as important as everything that is going on around you, but it brings a sense of normalcy and stability. It increases our chances of not getting infected and gives us a greater chance of being able to handle stress more effectively. Self-care involves knowing one’s breaking point and working towards not reaching that state. The pandemic makes you more conscious of this breaking point.

The process of self-care is all-encompassing. It comprises of physical and emotional wellness. It is also an intentional process and should be made into a routine. Just like bathing helps to refresh of the body, self-care is for the refreshing of the mind and body.


1. Physical Wellness

Though the effect of self-care may not be as pronounced and sudden as you expect it to be, it helps in achieving a state of calmness and relaxation. It reduces the tension in the muscles and makes you feel good. Just as a good massage creates a state of feeling good and light, self-care also does that after mastering the techniques.