8 Steps to Self Care

What is self-care?

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety (www.psychcentral.com).

Remain playful – life can seem really hard! Many things are out of our control, put simply, you can’t give from an empty cup. Employing and using self-care practices help us feel and look healthier and more radiant. Even just drinking enough water does great things for our energy levels and skin.

Find your balance – Start with ensuring the basics are met

Getting enough rest, eating and healthy foods are essential. A healthy supply of nutrient-rich foods helps brain functioning and social/emotional health. Talk therapy can also help process our thoughts and emotions.

Take time to breathe. Stillness, gentle movement, meditation and devotion allows the body to rest and recover. Deeper soul connection provides nourishment and purpose emerges. Similar to rebooting our devices, we can reset our energy and frame of mind.

Reconnect with friends and loved ones – Reach out to simply say hello. Love is always something that is cyclical. As we give we receive.aring for our basic needs and spirituality can leave us empty, bitter and resentful.

Love yourself. Remember who you are at your divine core. You may fill a variety of roles, such as child, spouse, parent, executive, worker or teacher. These are roloes you fill not who you are.

Prevent premature aging and illness – Many parts comprise a healthy body from skin to organs and hair. Routine physicals, dental and eye exams demonstrate our commitment to care for our bodies which are the vessels by which we channel our divine nature and gifts.

Be inspired, be inspiring. Allowing  ourselves to receive inspiration from art, music, books can be very rewarding. Sharing our gifts help us be the change we all want to see. 

Find a goal you can’t do alone. Finding hobbies, activities and projects that require a partner or friend help us connect in simple ways. Isolation is often a side effect of overwhelm. Connecting is one of our six basic human needs and is the gateway to higher levels of consciousness and creativity.