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The importance of self-care in Hong Kong

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

Self-care is a term that has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Self-care means spending time on yourself, whether it’s taking a bath or going for a walk. In Hong Kong, self-care is often associated with luxury and pampering – but it doesn’t have to be! Self-care can be as simple as reading up about what makes you happy or spending time alone doing something that brings you joy.

Hong Kong is a city that is constantly on the go, with people rushing between meetings, social engagements, events, and functions. It's a place known for working long hours and having little time to spare. While this makes for an exciting lifestyle, it can be difficult to find time to focus on your own health and well-being.

When you need to take some time out from everything else on your plate—whether it's relaxing at home or joining your friends for dinner—you'll need some ideas about what activities might suit you best. Luckily, there are plenty of choices available! Let us go over a few suggestions.


Slow down

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. But there are many ways you can slow down, especially if you work or live in a busy city like ours.

One way to make sure that your self-care practice is working is by knowing when to stop. If you have an important meeting coming up at 8 am tomorrow morning, then it may be best not to go for a run at 7:30 pm

tonight! Instead, try going for a walk outside or even just sitting still on your bed with no distractions around you until bedtime approaches. Remember: self-care doesn't always have to involve doing something special—sometimes it's just about taking time out from the busyness of life!


Eat well

Food is one of the most important things to take care of when you're busy. If your diet isn't balanced, you could end up feeling tired or even ill. A balanced diet should include:

  • Healthy fats (e.g., olive oil)

  • Foods that are high in nutrients (e.g., fresh fruit and vegetables)

  • Fewer processed foods

  • Less sugar than usual (you may be able to cut down by half!)

When choosing what to eat, try to avoid too much salt or sugar—these can cause dehydration because they make you thirsty!



Meditation can be done at any time and anywhere. There are many ways to meditate, but the most popular approach is to sit cross-legged on the floor or in a comfortable chair with your back straight and eyes closed. You may also like to set up a special room for meditation that feels inviting.

Your body should feel relaxed, and you should be breathing comfortably through your nose with your mouth closed. Focus on the breath going in and out of your body, being aware of every part of yourself as it moves in response to each breath. Don’t worry about getting distracted—if thoughts arise, just let them pass by without attaching meaning or importance to them, then bring yourself back into focus on your breathing again (your mind will go off track many times during this process). No matter how hard it seems at first, not all thoughts are bad ones; some might even be positive!


Take care of yourself physically

There are many things you can do to take care of yourself physically, including eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Other ways to ensure you’re looking after your body include taking time out to relax and enjoy some “me time” alone or with friends. You could also try spending more time doing things that bring you pleasure – whether these are relaxing activities like reading a book or playing an instrument; creative ones like painting or writing; or active ones such as sports, hiking, or rock climbing.


Do something creative

Creativity can be one of the best ways to relax, unwind, and care for yourself. It can help you solve problems differently, see things from a different perspective, and think outside the box. Creativity can also help you relax and have fun!

If you’re feeling stressed out or exhausted from work or school studies, try doing something creative for fun! Try writing poetry about your feelings about a topic that has been bothering you lately. Or draw some pictures of whatever comes into your mind when thinking about this topic. This could lead to new ideas which could make all the difference when trying to solve problems that seem impossible at first glance but don't seem so bad after all once they are put into words or drawn out on paper!


Taking care of your mental health is the key to happiness in everyday life - why not start now?

You'll be surprised at how taking a few minutes to take care of yourself can make you feel so much better. It's not selfish, it's actually very important.

The first thing you should do is make sure that your body is healthy and well-rested. Try to get enough sleep every night, eat well, and exercise regularly (or at least twice a week). Next, try to spend time doing things that really matter to you - whether it's reading, listening to music, or spending quality time with friends and family.

It doesn't have to be anything big - small gestures like giving yourself a break from work every now and again will go a long way in helping keep your mental health on track!


Make time for self-care!

First, let's talk about what self-care is. It's the act of taking care of yourself, but not in a way that makes you feel guilty or selfish for doing it. Self-care is about nurturing your body, mind, and soul. It's about giving yourself permission to take time out for things that make you feel good—whether it be some alone time with Netflix or going on a shopping spree with friends.

Self-care can be as simple as treating yourself to bubble baths or spending quality time at the spa. Or maybe you need an excuse to buy something new—like new shoes, clothes, jewelry, or an Asteria Explorer—that will help boost your confidence levels when heading into work each day. The point is: We all need an escape every now and then!



Being able to take care of yourself is essential for everyone. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, young or old; self-care is a vital part of living well. In Hong Kong, it's easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life and forget about caring for yourself. But taking time out for ourselves makes us happier - both personally and professionally - so why not make this a priority?

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