Let’s talk about SELF-CARE.
We can describe it as the intention of takin action around our physical, emotional, relational and spiritual well-being. .
To acknowledge our needs, prioritize what is important to us and validate our rights are acts of SELF-CARE.
THIS IS NOT BEING SELFISH. .
Types of Self-Care .
Involves activities that improve & take care of your physical health & facilitates the connection with your own body.
Examples: walking, running, exercising, playing a sport, stretching, yoga, dancing, taking warm baths, eating healthy foods, checking your health regularly, touching yourself with affection, skin-care routines, doing nails, hair, essential oils, listening to your body needs, getting sunlight & fresh air. .
👩👩👧👧RELATlONAL / SOCIAL
Involves activities that nurtures and deepens the relationships with people in your life.
Examples: setting healthy boundaries, engaging in relationships, time with others, creating support systems, positive social media, communicating thoughts/feelings/ideas to others, asking for help.
🧠EMOTIONAL / MENTAL
Involves activities that improve & take care of your mental health. Identifying what you feel and move forward honoring yourself. Declutter your mind and reduce your stress levels.
Examples: being in touch with your emotions, journaling, being compassionate, practicing gratitude, meditation, conscious breathing, doing art, engaging in therapy, reading, taking courses, taking breaks, acknowledging & following your needs. .
Involves activities to deepen your connection with your higher self (essence) & bring meaning to your life.
Examples: meditation, contemplation, journaling, finding purpose, engaging in community, connecting with nature, finding a sacred place, rituals, praying, singing mantras, lighting up candles, incense.
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