Today, social media shows us that self-care is composed of bubble baths, candles, massages, and a new haircut, but true self-care is more than just a manicure and pedicure. Self-care is not only for feeling good but also for staying physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. Your hip and happening bloc, Ayala Malls Central Bloc, is joining the Cebuanos to celebrate International Self-Care Day on July 24.
How to celebrate International Self-Care Day with family and friends that you will surely enjoy
To also join in the fun while we create a safe environment, and do healthy daily habits with family and friends, here are self-care tips from Ayala Malls Central Bloc:
Hydrate and eat right
Being healthy is essential to self-care. While enjoying a decadent slice of chocolate cake feels good at the moment, remember to always incorporate healthy food in your diet and nourish the body with fruits and vegetables. For fresh-from-the-farm produce check out the Fresh Market located at the Corte, just across Starbucks Reserve, open Thursdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Get physically fit
Staying active is linked to good mental, emotional and physical health. Keep moving without the need to do an intense full-body workout every day. It can be as simple as walking or taking the stairs instead of the elevator and making sure to not spend most of the day sitting on the couch. From cardio to yoga sessions, watch Mall Into Shape for a free session you can enjoy from the comforts of your home.
It is very easy to get caught up in the daily hustle. Incorporate into your schedule things like working out, eating, and remember to write down every accomplishment needed for the day, down to the small mundane tasks. Consciously reflect on the goals achieved and be aware of what causes struggles and what sparks joy for a healthy mental state. Find journals and pens from Fully Booked or other specialty stores you can locate through the mall’s digital directory.
Practice saying no. A boundary setting is essential in order to evaluate needs and priorities. Learn to say no to things that are not imperative to self-growth. Avoid being overworked, always take a moment to recalibrate. Stay away from pressure, take breaks, rest when tired, and reschedule when needed. Find time for pampering and check out an easily accessible list of available services with Glow Up On-The-Go.
Always practice the attitude of gratitude. Showing gratitude in the middle of all the chaos we experience daily sparks a positivity that helps us power through. Exercise the art of finding the good in things, saying thank you, and giving back. This helps contribute to an overall sense of well-being that helps improve relationships and keep one in a happy state of mind. One way to show appreciation is through food. Whether for dining in or take out, take the guesswork out of ordering through, Today’s Menu, Ayala Malls Central Bloc’s digital menu board.
Celebrate International Self-Care Day with friends and family at Ayala Malls Central Bloc. For more information, follow Ayala Malls Central Bloc on Facebook, and Instagram. Join the Viber Community for real-time announcements.