Sanofi celebrates International Self Care Day with "Power To Love Yourself Completely" Instagram Live Event
In celebration of International Self Care Day, Sanofi Philippines held an Instagram Live event dubbed as "Power to Love Yourself Completely". Sanofi invited MommaNManila founder Michelle Aventajado and She Talks Asia Co-Founder and CEO Lynn Pinugo to talk about self care, with topics such as how to teach kids about self care, and how working millennials can take care of themselves while working from home.
In photo: Janeena Chan, Jill Lim, Group Brand Manager of Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, Mommy Mish of MommaNManila and Lynn Pinugo, Co-Founder of SheTalksAsia.
In line with the Global Self-Care Federation’s theme, #SelfCarePromise, the event also invited everyone to share their self care promises online, empowering the viewers to take steps toward taking care of themselves even in the smallest ways.
Promoting a holistic approach to health is a big part of Sanofi’s Panata, and encouraging others to practice self care is a part of this. Jill Ong-Lim, Group Brand Manager of Sanofi Consumer Healthcare shared, “We need to realize that self care in itself is the goal. Not just for others, but just for yourself. ”
Janeena Chan moderated the discussion, sharing her own experience and tips for practicing self care.
“Your reality is shaped within your mind, so as long as you know that you can get back up again, you’ll be okay.”
For Lynn Pinugo, it’s important that we know the difference between self soothing and self care. “Self soothing are those emergency routines that we do when we’re feeling bad, while self care are the things that you do so you build emotional agility. For self care, it’s the things you do so you don’t gas out, it’s more for the long term.”
As a mom, Michelle Aventajado also pointed out that self care can be anything simple.
“Self care can be so many things. For me, it’s waking up early enough and having quiet time for myself, reading my bible and drinking coffee. For me, it’s to rest when I’m tired, stop when I’m overwhelmed, pause and reflect. And when my kids see me doing that, I’m setting an example.”
Over 100 participants attended the online event. They came to know why self care matters and learned ways on how to do it best.
Sanofi Philippines encourages everyone to make their own self care promises via selfcarepromise.org and share them on Instagram, with the hashtags #SelfCarePromise, #ISCD21, and #HealthierPhilippines.