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It’s no surprise that self-care has become such a trending topic of late. In an increasingly connected world, with global fear and political unrest on the rise, we’re all searching for a safe place and a brief respite from the constant flow of information. More than that, we’re realizing that it’s much better to take care of ourselves at home and avoid the doctor’s surgery than to ignore our health until a problem arises. A weekly face mask, an unplugged breakfast, or regular scheduled time off may seem like silly luxuries, but in reality, self-care is an essential element of living a healthy and happy life.
Traditionally, healthcare has been the realm of doctors and nurses with unquestioned tests and prescription medications, but the world is rapidly shifting towards a different outlook. Perhaps because of the information revolution and the new availability of medical research to the public, we’re beginning to opt for preventative healthcare in the form of self-care instead of just hoping we don’t fall ill. And the switch is paying off! The University of Chicago recently found that people who practice self-care tend to spend significantly less money on hospital bills and formal medical services.