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Self-Care Should Be at the Center of Your New Year's Resolutions

Thursday, 04 January 2018 Posted by International Spa Association

Self-Care Should Be at the Center of Your New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!

2018 is officially the Year of Wellness. Buzzwords you can expect to hear everywhere include wellness, self-care, digital detox, clean eating and clean beauty.

The start of a new year brings hope, positivity and a clean slate to renew your life. Among the many New Year’s resolutions you may have to enhance your professional life (being a better leader, getting more involved with your team, stepping outside of your business comfort zone), 2018 should be the year you focus on the growth of yourself, so you are fully equipped to help your team achieve their goals.

Just as the spa industry has transitioned to a means of mental and physical necessity, wellness also is becoming mainstream, welcoming all to experience and embrace its many elements to be integrated in our daily lives.

In the January/February issue of Pulse, we explain why it’s more important than ever to, first and foremost, take care of yourself. From approaching beauty slowly to making meditating a priority, it only makes sense that we practice self-care ourselves before we go on teaching it.

New Year, New You

In “21 Resolutions For Business and Beyond,” ISPA members gave us their New Year aspirations captivating the trending self-care theme. If you don’t have a New Year’s resolution yet, use these basic self-care ideas as your guide.

First on the list? Taking time for you. This may sound like an obvious goal, but it is one that is often overlooked due to our busy schedules and sometimes hectic lives. If you’re someone who has trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, literally pencil “meet with yourself” on your schedule and actually do it.

Perhaps a not-so-obvious ambition, taking all of your vacation days is a great way to fulfill your self-care needs. According to Project Time Off, Americans wasted 429 million vacation days last year! Those missed days are actually hurting not only our productivity, but our sanity. Do yourself a favor and use those well-earned days off.

Somewhere in between predictable attempts and unexpected intentions is to go beyond networking. Only when you step into unfamiliar territory will you see your circle of influence widen, which can lead to new ideas, friends and opportunities you wouldn’t have come across otherwise.

While these self-care habits may sound easy enough to accomplish, they are only achievable if you set clear, realistic expectations to make them a reality. Click here to read the full article to discover the ways 2018 can be your chance for a new and improved you.

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