6 reasons to be more selfish when it comes to your own health and wellbeing

For those of us that have busy lives, families to support or kids to look after, our own wellbeing can often take a back step in our list of priorities. However, this could be having a huge negative impact on not only you but those closest to you.

In this article we look at six key reasons why you should become more selfish when thinking about your own health and wellbeing.

  1. Increase your productivity

If you find yourself living a busy life, full of running around after others or juggling work and social time and you struggle to keep up, improving your wellbeing could prove to be hugely beneficial.

It may sound counter-intuitive, but taking a step back from your busy life to spend time on yourself could make you more productive and ultimately result in you feeling less busy overall.

  1. Encourage your creativity

Investing in your wellness can result in higher levels of creativity. If you work in a creative industry or you feel that your life is duller than it perhaps once was, simple adjustments to your lifestyle can significantly improve this by boosting creative aspects of your mind.

  1. Support physical health

High levels of wellbeing can support our willingness and ability to partake in physical exercise. If we are feeling good generally, we may be more likely to work hard to maintain our sense of good wellbeing. Ensuring that you spend the time you need on yourself mentally will affect your physical health and vice versa.

  1. Improve focus and determination

Many people suffer from an inability to focus or stay determined to achieve their goals. When we spend time on our mental health and physical wellbeing, we are able to stay focused for longer periods of time and ultimately improve our ability to get things done!

  1. Creates and spreads optimism

A good sense of wellbeing can help us to become more optimistic about our lives. Having a good sense of optimism can help us to build a certain mental resilience that will put you in good stead against the challenges that life brings to you and those closest to you.

  1. Helps you to support others

How we feel within ourselves will often display itself in our actions. If you have people around you that rely on you, it is vital that you are in the best position to be able to continue to care for them. Taking the time to look after your own body can have a huge impact on your ability to look after others.

At Osteopathy For All, we are determined to help our patients with all aspects of their health and wellbeing. Osteopathy is often misunderstood as just a service for ‘bad backs’ (for example), but there are so many more benefits to osteopathy as a treatment for mental health and overall wellbeing.

Read more about how osteopathy can be used to improve your wellbeing or contact us today to discuss how we can help you.