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If you make just one New Years’ resolution for 2023, it should be to prioritize self-care. Everyone, regardless of their age, career, stress levels, or schedule, should be setting aside time each day to care for their minds and bodies. This looks different for every individual. For some, it might mean making it a point to go to bed early to get more rest. For others, it looks like focusing on positivity, or on disconnecting from social media and reconnecting with family and friends.

Daily moments of self-care are important. But an extra dose of indulgence doesn’t hurt from time to time. A day at a luxury spa in Utah like Five Petals Spa, for instance, is a great way to jumpstart your self-care in 2023. You’ll get the chance to relax, unwind, let go of tension, and show your sore muscles or achy body some love. It’s a great way to treat yourself, and maybe inspire a little extra self-care in the new year.

Ready to make a change in 2023? Keep reading to learn more about why self-care is so important, and some tips for practicing it in your daily life.

Why Self-Care is Critical to Your Overall Health

Indulging in self-care is about more than just taking a break from your normal busy or stressful day. Having a self-care routine means prioritizing habits that help support a healthy mind and body. 

A whopping one in five American adults has experienced a mental illness. Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness, with more than 18 percent of the adult population in the U.S. suffering from one. There are many different things that can contribute to the development of an anxiety disorder or other mental illness. Some of them are out of your control, and it’s often difficult or even impossible to pinpoint the exact cause of an individual’s suffering. However, everyday habits, stressors, and physical health problems can contribute, and may be within your reach to control.

Finding ways to reduce stress and anxiety, rest and relax, and improve your overall physical health can help you improve your mental health. Practicing self-care can help. Regular self-care can help you reduce stress, boost your energy, improve your concentration, and even help you avoid burnout.

Tips for Practicing Self-Care

Everyone’s self-care routine will look a little different. It’s important to find a routine and habits that work for you.

For instance, it doesn’t make sense to try to squeeze time-consuming habits into an already busy routine, especially if you aren’t able to make time without sacrificing something else that you need or want to do. It’s also important to find self-care habits that you find enjoyment in. If a habit or practice isn’t something that you enjoy, you aren’t likely to make time for it. For example, if you hate yoga, it’s probably not a good choice to add to your regular routine—and likely not something that you’ll stick with long-term.

When it comes to choosing the habits or routines you’ll focus on for self-care, there are a few areas that experts suggest keeping in mind. According to the national Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are eight dimensions of wellness, including:

  • Emotional
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spiritual

When developing a self-care routine, you’ll want to find ways to ensure wellness in each of these areas. Meeting your emotional needs might mean spending time with friends or writing down your feelings in a journal. Fulfilling your physical needs can look like getting regular exercise, or maybe indulging in a visit to a Zion spa resort a few times a year.

Treat Yourself to a Getaway at a Luxury Spa in Utah

What better place to indulge in some self-care than our Zion spa resort? Five Petals Spa is set against a backdrop of Zion National Park’s stunning red rock cliffs and situated in the heart of the beautiful Cliffrose Lodge. Indulge in luxurious massages, aromatherapy, and rejuvenating facials while you relax and take in the sights.

On our Spa Menu, you’ll find a variety of customizable massages. Whether you’re looking to treat a muscle group that’s giving you trouble or just want to relax and enjoy a full-body treatment, there’s an option for you. Add a facial to treat your skin to some extra love during your visit, too.

Making Self-Care a Priority in 2023

If you make just one New Year’s resolution in 2023, it should be to prioritize self-care. Whether that means revamping your entire routine or simply setting aside some time to treat yourself is up to you!

Looking for the perfect luxury spa in Utah for indulging in self-care? Look no further! Five Petals Spa in Springdale, Utah is the ultimate destination for relaxation. Treat your mind, body, and spirit to some luxurious, restorative self-care as you indulge in a relaxing massage, a rejuvenating facial, or both. Book your next appointment today!