Self-care might sound like a wellness fad, but at its core, it’s just another way of talking about the ways people manage routine stress. It’s about the things you do for yourself, as well as the things you don’t do.
The prevalence of disease, the obesity rate, and residual effects of a poor diet and personal habits have made Americans more aware of the food and drinks they consume and the air they breathe. There’s also a growing movement toward greener, more sustainable living and smaller, decluttered and efficient living environments. Indoor air quality and the presence of toxic components in carpeting and upholstery have spawned a new awareness of more healthful ways to decorate and arrange our homes.
A long time ago, people used to think the body and mind were two separate things. These days, people have realized that the two are connected so deeply that what happens to one directly affects the other. In other words, you cannot try to improve the health of just one.