TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALTH

 

Self care is not just physical, it is emotional, mental, and spiritual. Here are some  suggestions for self-care that will inspire you to take better care of yourself.

MENTAL

  • Discover new authors and topics of interest in the books you read.
  • Do mental puzzles such as crosswords, sudoku, and online brain training games.
  • Look into classes on topics you’re interested in at a local community centre.
  • Pursue hobbies that engage the mind.

PHYSICAL

  • Move your body in ways that feel good.
  • Get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
  • Cuddle with a pet or loved one.
  • Take a bubble bath.
  • Let your body have ample rest time when sick.

SPIRITUAL

  • Find time to be in nature.
  • Meditate for a few minutes per day.
  • Journal about your wishes and hopes.
  • Pursue experiences that ignite awe and inspiration.
  • Identify your values and live in ways that honour them.

EMOTIONAL

  • Allow yourself to cry.
  • Spend time with people who make you feel loved.
  • Journal about your feelings.
  • Express your emotions through art, music, and dance.
  • See a therapist if you need extra support.

HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR SELF-CARE & INTEGRATE IT INTO YOUR LIFE

It may be that the only convenient time is on your lunch break, during your commute, or after the kids fall asleep. Find a time and make it a habit.

ASK FOR HELP

If you feel you just can’t take time away from your chores, ask someone to help, explaining that you need a few minutes to yourself.

PRIORITIZE IT

Taking good care of yourself has countless benefits, and also makes you a better partner, parent, friend, employee, and citizen. Write it down and make it a priority, like you would any other responsibility.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Find activities that truly enhance your life and give you energy. This will make it a lot easier to keep it up.

 

By Charlotte Spafford Alive

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