The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.
Dr. Belle was recently quoted in the article, “Men Still Don’t Care About Self-Care.” She specifically talks about self-care when it comes to men.
“Men are naturally looked at as strong, impenetrable and pride-driven creatures who build their worth on how much they can ‘bear’ or handle, so it’s perceived by many men as weak for needing to take care of themselves or take downtime that doesn’t make them seem lazy,” Dr. Belle told MEL. “[That’s why] it’s taken society a long time to outwardly recognize the need for male self-care.”
Dr. Belle believes men could benefit from much of the same advice on self-care that is given to women like journaling; however, “they often end up opting for unhealthy stress relievers like watching ESPN all day because of the guilt associated with self-care for men.”
You can read the full article here.