In the month of love, our thoughts automatically turn to those nearest and dearest to us, and how we can spoil them on Valentine's Day, or any other special day. But what if you spoiled yourself a bit too?
If it sounds too selfish of you to put yourself first, do it for those who depend on you, says Rakhi
Beekrum, a psychologist, marital therapist and mental health blogger in Durban North.
"By not putting yourself first, not loving yourself enough and not being compassionate towards yourself, you risk your health - both physically and mentally," Beekrum says.
"Think of the little ways you can love yourself. We can’t always plan extravagant holidays, but if we do something small for ourselves every day, we feel fulfilled. This might mean enjoying a cup of tea uninterrupted or taking a long bath without having to rush out to attend to something for someone else."
Self-care does not only mean trips to the spa and solo dinner dates, but it also means taking care of your body
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