Self-care, or self-love, is important for a happy life, and these women have nailed it. Three inspiring women shared their advice on self-care, from investing in therapy to practising yoga regularly.
Everybody needs a little love every now again, and sometimes the best love comes from within. Love can carry a person through their toughest times and help them walk out stronger, braver, and better.
ZAlebs reported on three women who have their own self-love routines and ways of enforcing themselves, and we're inspired.
Hulisani Ravele, Pearl Modiadie and Bonnie Mbuli shared how they love themselves and what tools they use during difficult times.
Hulisane Ravele said that it's alright to not always be fine. She admitted that she went to a therapist a few years ago.
Going for therapy is not for 'weaker minds' and could be just what a person needs to dust themselves off and continue on their journey.
It’s okay to not be okay. I remember I went to a therapist a few years ago when I was dealing with something in my life and I couldn’t get past this block, right. And going to a therapist really was the best decision I ever made for myself.
And the tools my therapist gave me are tools that I still use in my life today, still, years after my sessions… The moment you see and feel that something is not right, seek the help that you need. You need to look after your heart and your mind.
For Pearl Modiadie, travelling is the best kind of way to find yourself and learn to love yourself. She often shares snaps of herself in a new destination and judging by how happy she is, it works wonders.
She also values the importance of keeping your mind healthy.
There is also a very important part of self-care that a lot of people still don’t understand – mental health. This is one of the most challenging areas of my life. I’ve been battling with mental health issues for the past six years.
Although it’s been a battle, I’ve only recently started learning a lot when it comes to managing this issue. As mentioned at the beginning of the article, part of my self-care routine includes therapy. Deciding to go for therapy is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
Briefly.co.za learned that one of the tools that Bonnie Mbuli relies on is yoga. She practises it every day (15 minutes) and combined it with meditation and therapy.
Clearly, therapy is an important part of self-love, all three these women advocate it.
I’ve been through some things that I never ever thought I’d experience in my life (before turning 30), but here I am today, looking back at everything I’ve had to overcome, and honestly, I couldn’t be prouder.
While the journey has been challenging, I’ve learned so many invaluable lessons about myself. I’ve used a combination of “tools” to get me to where I am today – therapy (very important), yoga, meditation, prayer, just to name a few.
What amazing and useful advice.
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