Why Self care is essential

Self-care is care provided “for you, by you.” It’s about identifying your own needs and taking steps to meet them. It is taking the time to do some of the activities that nurture you. Self-care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself as kindly as you treat others.

On an aeroplane, an oxygen mask drops in front of you. What do you do? As we all know, the first rule is to put on your own oxygen mask before you assist anyone else. Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It is also one of the easiest things to forget. But you benefit greatly from self-care and so do others in your life. Self-care is not selfish nor is it a reward, it is a requirement. It enables you to function better. Think of it as regularly servicing your car so it is in tip-top condition and doesn’t suddenly break down.


Some Examples of Self Care Activities?

  • Eat healthily
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Put on a face mask
  • Use a bath bomb and soak up the goodness
  • DIY facial
  • Try a yoga class.
  • Journaling
  • Read a good book
  • Cuddle with a pet
  • Go for a walk
  • Put on music and dance
  • Burn a scented candle
  • Take yourself on a date
  • Write a gratitude list
  • Give yourself a pedicure or manicure
  • Treat yourself to dessert or a glass of wine
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Bake something for fun
  • Buy yourself some flowers
  • Attend a support group
  • Watch the sunset or sunrise
  • Lather your hair in coconut oil
  • Write a list of things you like about yourself
  • Watch a feel-good movie
  • Order in your favourite dinner
  • Watch the stars

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  1. It’s about identifying your own needs and taking steps to meet them–love that!! and it’s sooo true. i’m always reminding my clients that self care is NOT selfish.

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