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5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life

Self-Care

This is a process of purposeful engagement in strategies that promote healthy functioning and enhance well-being. It’s vital for building stress resilience and better equip you to live your best life.

Neglecting self-care may leave you overwhelmed, tired, and ill-equipped to handle life's challenges. 

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5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life

5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life

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Self-Care

This is a process of purposeful engagement in strategies that promote healthy functioning and enhance well-being. It’s vital for building stress resilience and better equip you to live your best life.

Neglecting self-care may leave you overwhelmed, tired, and ill-equipped to handle life's challenges. 

Physical Self-Care

You need to take care of your body if you want it to run efficiently. 

Physical self-care includes your eating, exercising and sleeping habits and how well you're caring for your physical needs. Attending appointments, taking medication as prescribed, and managing your health are all part of good physical self-care.

Social Self-Care

Socialization and close connections are key to your well-being. The best way to cultivate and maintain close relationships is to put time and energy into building your relationships with others.

Everyone has slightly different social needs. The key is to figure out what your social needs are and to build enough time in your schedule to create an optimal social life.

Mental Self-Care

The way you think and the things that occupy your mind with greatly influence your psychological well-being.

Mental self-care includes doing things that keep your mind sharp, like solving puzzles, reading or learning about a subject that fascinates you. It also involves doing things that help you stay mentally healthy, like practicing self-compassion and acceptance.

Spiritual Self-Care

Research shows that a lifestyle including religion or spirituality is generally a healthier lifestyle. That can be achieved through meditation, attending a religious service, or praying.

Nurturing your spirit, however, doesn't have to involve religion. It can involve anything that helps you develop a deeper sense of meaning, understanding, or connection with the universe.

Emotional Self-Care

It's important to have healthy coping skills to deal with uncomfortable emotions

Emotional self-care may include activities that help you acknowledge and express your feelings on a regular basis.

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Self-Care Ideas For The Soul
  • Help someone.
  • Write out your thoughts. Then let them go as you burn or bin the paper.
  • Hang out with people who emit enthusiasm and positivity.
Self-Care Ideas For The Body
  • Use the body scan technique to check in with each part of your body.
  • Breathe into your abdomen, and let the air puff out your stomach and chest three times.
  • Put on your favorite upbeat record and dance.
  • Stretch your body.
  • Run, walk or go up and down the stairs for a few minutes.
  • Pick two healthy breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and rotate for the week.
  • Look lovingly and without judgment at your naked self in the mirror.
  • Sit somewhere green, and be quiet for a few minutes.
  • Get fifteen minutes of sun. (Use sunscreen if appropriate.)
  • Do something that will give you a good laugh.
  • Take a quick nap. A few dozen minutes can reduce your sleep debt and freshen you up.
Self-Care Ideas For The Mind
  • Document the great things people say about you to read later.
  • Finish something that’s been on your to-do list for ages.
  • Change the way you make decisions. 
  • Mix up your routine in small ways to create new neural pathways in the brain and keep it healthy.
  • Pay complete attention to something you usually do on autopilot.
  • Schedule in five minutes of “play” several times throughout your day.
  • Create a deliberate habit, and routinize something small in your life by doing it, in the same way, each day.
  • Fix a small annoyance at home that’s been nagging you.
  • Do mini-meditations with one minute of awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations.
  • Get out of your comfort zone, even if it’s just a little.

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Invest in your emotional health

Staying mentally and emotionally healthy helps us face challenges, stresses, and setbacks. It also equips us to be more functional in our daily lives. 

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Take care of your physical health

Physical health plays an important role in ensuring that you are mentally healthy. 

You can stay healthy by eating well, getting adequate rest and exercise, and actively taking care of your physical health. 

Exercise and get some fresh air

Daily exposure to sunlight helps avoid depression.

Physical activity is also beneficial for the mind. Exercise boosts energy, reduces stress and mental fatigue. 

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Self-Care Is Not One-Size Fits All

You have to start giving up most of your vices in order to truly dedicate yourself to self-care and to larger causes. But there are healthy indulgences we can enjoy.

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Self-Care Is Difficult

It is much easier for us to make decisions that feel good right now (“quick-fixes”) than it is to have the discipline to make decisions that may suck now but feel really great later.

Self-care can be really hard because it’s a long-term play. But your well-being is worth the trouble. 

Self-Care Is Not Self-Indulgence
  • Self-indulgence is the “excessive or unrestrained gratification of one’s own appetites, desires, or whims. Self-indulgent behaviors alter our mood or provide us with a means of temporary escape.
  • Self-care yields you long-term benefits without causing harm. And in a way, it’s a selfless act as it will make you a more engaged and impassioned person. 

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