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Balancing self care and work life

Balancing self care and work life

Finding a balance between work and self-care is essential for overall well-being. When we prioritize self-care, it helps us recharge and maintain our mental and emotional health. Taking breaks, practicing mindfulness, and engaging in activities we enjoy outside of work can help reduce stress and prevent burnout. By making self-care a priority, we can improve our work-life balance and enhance our overall quality of life. Rastrika Shakya from ApEx talked to three different individuals with different backgrounds to know more about their personal balance between self care and work life.

Sneha Shakya, Student

As an architecture student, the workload is intense. We often find ourselves working overnight, leading to stress and weakness that affects us mentally. At times, it feels like quitting is the only option. In today’s fast-paced world, my entire life revolves around college. For me, self-care means finding mental peace to stay motivated and centered. I prefer spending time alone and treating myself to outings. 

In my first year, we had a final presentation coming up, and I didn’t sleep for a week. I had this intense craving for brownie with ice-cream but due to group work and my own presentation, I couldn’t find time to satisfy my craving. However, I make it a point of sparing some time for my peace of mind. 

Moreover, self care also means physical health so I go for morning walks /rides, or sometimes hang out with my school friends. This is where I find my peace.

Glamslick, Make-up artist

Being a make-up artist may appear easy, but it requires a significant amount of hard work, something I love doing. Personally, I always make sure to take some time out of my busy schedule just for myself. Honestly, there isn’t anything specific that I do for self-care, but when it becomes overwhelming, I prefer to be alone and reflect on my actions and who I was yesterday. I contemplate how I can improve myself. Reflecting and striving to be better is a form of self-care that has truly helped me find peace and become the calm person I am today.

Rakshya Thapa, Actor

Self-care, to me, encompasses anything that promotes my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Prioritizing self-care in my daily routine involves several practices. Firstly, I ensure to stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet. I occasionally indulge in junk food for emotional satisfaction. I also take care of my skin and hair, often enjoying long warm showers to feel fresh and relaxed. To unwind after a hectic day of work and college life, I watch movies and series for entertainment. Additionally, I treat myself to head oil massages every 2-3 days, which greatly helps me stay calm. When feeling anxious, I turn to music, and sometimes I take myself on rides to clear my mind.

Above all, keeping myself happy is paramount. The work I do is something I love, so even working feels like self-care to me. I make a conscious effort to ignore negativity, staying optimistic and positive in every situation.