To all the ladies out there: As we celebrate International Women’s Month, let’s take a quick pause to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that we put into every aspect of our lives. We know that life can be hectic, and rough days can get the best of us. That said, it can be challenging to put ourselves and our well-being first before anything else. This month is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the value of self-care and its role in empowering women. So, we’ve put together a list of self-care practices that’ll encourage you to feel more empowered!
Self-care ideas for International Women’s Month
1. Get a health check
Let’s be honest: When was the last time you had a health checkup? A big part of self-care and women’s health is having regular checkups, of course. Take charge of your well-being and take self-care to the next level when you visit the Kindred Clinic! This health centre offers in-clinic and virtual holistic wellness services for women by women. With its comprehensive and affordable treatments, products, and packages, healthcare has never been more accessible.
Also read: Kindred Philippines: Everything to Know About This Women-Centric Clinic
2. Watch educational content made by empowering women
Instead of mindlessly scrolling on social media for that instant boost of dopamine, why not watch something you can learn from as a form of self-care? This International Women’s Month, check out educational TikTok channels run by empowered Pinays! They cover all sorts of topics under the sun: from personal finance to world history to fitness to #adulting life hacks. After all, education is the key to empowerment!
3. Put on your best face
It’s true: A little makeover goes a long way. Sometimes, that’s all we need to enhance our looks (not that you need to, because you’re perfect already) and feel more confident. Treat yourself to a new outfit or purchase that makeup product you’ve been eyeing for that fresh beat! There are tons of homegrown beauty brands to choose from, most of which have even gone above and beyond to stand for what true Pinay beauty is all about. Don’t be shy, i-add to cart mo na.
Also read: 15 Local Beauty Brands That Deserve Your Attention
4. Host a special celebration for your fave females
In the words of the fabulous Fergie: a little party never hurt nobody. Aside from the usual SMS greetings and little presents, why not throw a mini celebration for you and the women in your life? Whether it’s a Sunday brunch or a K-drama binge-watch night, spending time with your fave females is another simple yet valuable way to show how much you appreciate each other. And, this month gives you all the more reason to!
Also read: Friendsgiving 101: Your Guide to Hosting a Year-End Get Together
5. Go solo travelling
Best believe us when we say that travelling is our ultimate form of self-care! While seeing new places with friends and family can be an absolute blast, taking on adventures by yourself is another level of independence and empowerment. Ultimately, there’s no better and more rewarding feeling than to navigate the world on your own like the true #GirlBoss you are.
Also read: An Open Letter to the Girl Who’s Still Afraid to Travel Solo
That about sums it up for this list of self-care ideas for International Women’s Month! As we go through this month (and the rest of the year), let’s continue to show ourselves and the women around us the love and care we truly deserve. Keep on shining, ladies!
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