Proactive vs. Reactive Self-Care

Proactive vs. Reactive Self-Care

Self-care involves any activity that promotes physical, mental, and emotional wellness. There are two types of self-care: proactive and reactive. 

What Is Proactive Self-Care?

Proactive self-care requires you to devote time and energy to take care of yourself. If you proactively practice self-care, you knowingly and deliberately do things to manage your health and wellbeing. These things may include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and enjoying mindfulness activities like journaling or meditating. To proactively practice self-care, plan ahead. This allows you to determine which things hamper your health and wellbeing, along with things you can do to take care of yourself on a daily basis. Once you develop and implement a self-care plan, you can adjust it as needed — and be your best self.

 What Is Reactive Self-Care?

Whereas proactive self-care requires you to do things (take action) to manage stress, reactive self-care involves waiting until you experience stress, anxiety, and other health problems before responding to them. For instance, if a tough day at the office makes you feel overwhelmed and exhausted, self-care activities such as going for a walk or deep breathing exercises may help you relax. Reactive self-care is less effective than proactive self-care. Because, if you wait too long to take care of yourself, stress and other health problems can become too much to handle. And when this happens, it can be difficult to feel your best once again.

Tips to Practice Proactive Self-Care

  1. To develop and implement a successful proactive self-care routine, focus on what’s most important — your health and wellbeing. Remember, when you feel your best, you can do your best to support yourself and others you care about.
  2. Proactive self-care differs from person to person, so enjoy self-care activities that help you feel calm, cool, and collected.
  3. Seek professional therapy as part of a proactive self-care routine. Thanks to therapy, you can discuss stress and other problems you experience with a mental health professional and discover safe, effective ways to manage these issues.
  4. Set boundaries, too. It is healthy to set boundaries, and people will understand if you occasionally need to say no.
  5. Finally, proactive self-care takes practice — try your best to take care of yourself, and figure out what you need to do to take care of yourself every day.

Incorporate Colostrum-LD® Into a Proactive Self-Care Routine

Along with the aforementioned tips, Colostrum-LD® can be integrated into a proactive self-care routine. Colostrum-LD® is a bovine colostrum supplement that contains hundreds of immune bioactives and growth factors . It also promotes a four-tier approach to self-care: Colostrum-LD® helps prevent leaky gut, limit gut inflammation, minimize microbial replication, and preserve healthy cells in the body. In addition, Colostrum-LD® uses a liposomal delivery (LD) system to ensure the supplement’s components remain bioavailable to cells, tissues, and organs  throughout the body.

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