After her time in the pool, the athlete sat on the beach, soaking in the sun while stretching her legs. “Little vacation to rest the mind after a big winter season and university before resuming the training thoroughly! Two more days and let’s go for a new season,” she explained.
Kristin Lothman, a mind-body counselor with Mayo Clinic, says intentionally setting aside time to be quiet and practice self-care is a practice that can reap significant benefits. It is important to remember that self-care does not need to be elaborate, but it should be an ongoing personal practice. Basic self-care practices include any intentional action or behavior that gives energy and enhances a sense of well-being.