Are you Emotionally Pampering yourself? #MayTivation

What is self-care?

The dictionary defines it as the practise of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.

The start of a brand new year usually means some resolutions made, irrespective of whether they are followed through or not. Self-care is one resolution on many of my friends lists.

So, I hear a lot about them taking up a Gym / Yoga membership, booking appointments at Salons and Spas. Going for Manicures / Pedicures / Haircuts. Some are even shopping up a storm and scheduling vacations. While I love the enthusiasm and thought behind these decisions it set me thinking about what self-care is really about.

As I see it, the process of self-care works better when started inside-out. Pampering your self is always a good thing but why do we always forget to pamper ourselves emotionally?

Emotional Pampering you ask? Yes, self-care within is what I refer to as Emotional Pampering. Why not make a resolution to do so this year?


How could you emotionally pamper yourself?

Befriend yourself.

Vow to get emotionally stronger.

Air out all the beliefs and ideals that you held on to so far, let go of the redundant one’s and rethink and rework the ones worth holding onto.

Sift through the people in your life and let only the ones who matter stay.

Realise and accept that change is not a bad word.

Let the views and opinions of people who don’t matter slip away without touching you.

Vow to adapt one good habit and get rid of one bad habit every month.

Develop a hobby that helps you evolve and relaxes you.

Tweak your food habits and recipes.

Do something you’ve never done before.

Do something you’ve always wanted to do.

Stop seeking validation from others.

When you work inside out, the results are more satisfying. We spend the most time with ourselves, shouldn’t we make it worth it’s while?

Do you agree with me?


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  1. Oh, yes. I agree with you a hundred percent. Pampering ourselves emotionally is as important as shopping, gymming or going to a spa.
    Glad you’re writing Maytivation again, M. 🙂

  2. Great post! I recently read an article where the author talks about how most people are uncomfortable spending long amounts of time by themselves and would rather drown it out with inane conversations with other people. Happy new year btw.

  3. What a good way to start the new year with, specially when I am fumbling on multiple fronts to put the life together…
    My take away this time is… Change is good and opinion of others doesn’t matter!
    Thanks M for this moral boost. I needed it.
    Wish you a very happy new year dear.

  4. A fresh year and a nice post Mayuri. I’m reminded of the lots of emotionally pampering that needs to be worked on this year. I love the idea of working on habits one month at a time, I bet waking up early would be the first one follow. You’ve addressed the importance of emotional well-being. Thanks a ton and wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

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