Self-care isn’t selfish. Instead, it’s defined as making a commitment to activities that support your emotional, physical and spiritual health. If you take care of yourself first, you’ll have more energy to effectively care for others. Consider adopting these elements of self-care.
- Follow healthy habits in sleep, diet and exercise. Drink plenty of water.
- Schedule at least 15 or 20 minutes of “you” time each day for creative hobbies or spiritual practice — whatever means a lot to you on a personal level.
- Take breaks throughout the day to stand up, stretch and move. This helps recharge your creativity.
- Set boundaries on your time and say “no” to requests sometimes. If something doesn’t fit with your priorities right now, you can gracefully decline.
- If you have a life partner, be sure to take a little one-on-one time each day to stop and share stories from your day. This helps keep your relationship healthy, intimate and supportive.
Additional sources: PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com
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- Describe how to prioritize self-care
- Learn how to create emotional balance in your life
- Identify ways to incorporate self-care into your daily routine