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Self Care: A Valentine's Day Gift to Yourself

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This week, Vista del Rey Blog is here to help you welcome in the month of February. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s easy to get wrapped up in getting the perfect card and gift for your significant other or for the rest of your loved ones. This month, we encourage you to think about self care as a Valentine’s gift to yourself! Keep reading to understand a little bit better about why self care if the best thing you could do for your well-being this month.

Burnout Prevention

One of the least enjoyable feelings is reaching the point where something you’re doing is stretching you so thin that you are convinced the only way out is to give up. Spending time taking care of yourself and your personal needs throughout stress-inducing projects can help you steer clear of this unenjoyable phenomenon entirely. Burning out doesn’t help anyone, so the next time you feel the need to overwork yourself to meet a deadline, take a second thought.


A hefty dose of concentration and focus can only go so far before it runs out; at a certain point, it’s time to take a break. Plus, spending break time doing something you enjoy is a form of self care! Relaxing and thinking good thoughts about yourself won’t just feel good during your brief recess, but it will also help you to recharge your batteries and focus more intently afterward.

Stress Reduction

In healthy doses, stress is vital for progress and growth. However, there comes a point when too much stress is bound to deteriorate you. By becoming aware of your personal needs and attending to them, you can reduce unnecessary stress in your life and foster a better environment for happiness and improvement.

Thanks for reading our post today. Tune in next week for a few simple ways you can practice self care right here in your Tacoma, WA apartment.