Is self-care the best way to manage stress?
Smart About Stress: Top 10 Myths You Need to Know. The following is an excerpt from the article.
Self-care” is such a trendy buzzword these days in the world of health and wellness and it’s often recommended that you practice it by having a manicure, for example, or lounging in a bath. While those may be great strategies to relax, they’re unlikely to be the soul-serving strategies you need to stop regularly stressing out. “The healthiest self-care is going to be tied to your values,” says Sunitha Chandy, PsyD, a psychologist in Chicago, who has helped clients with stress-management issues for more than a decade. “What drives you? What gives you meaning? What really matters to you? For instance, volunteering your time may not be relaxing like a beach vacation, but it may be good for your soul,” and thus a valuable tool to combat stressing out.