This has a different meaning for everyone, but for most it means putting yourself first by utilizing coping skills that reduce your stress and improve your emotional and physical well-being.
We understand how busy you are and how difficult it may be to take care of yourself. Therefore, we have created a list of self-care tips to assist you in nurturing yourself as much as you nurture others.
We encourage you to make this your priority...put yourself first and take care of You!
To make this an achievable goal, try scheduling your self-care daily, weekly and monthly; also track how you feel during and after each self-care exercise. Below are a list of self-care tips to get you started:
1. Unplug for a day, week, or weekend. See how much you gain in terms of energy and time.
2. Pick up a book. Read that book you have always wanted to read. If this is not possible, try reading for a shorter period of time, opt for 5 minute increments or 5 pages, which ever is more doable.