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self-care-illustrationPracticing self-care is incredibly importantĀ as we begin to face our mental health challenges, trauma, or addiction. It can feel scary and overwhelming to face those strong emotions and underlying feelings. One of the best things you can do for yourself while you work through your recovery is to practice self-care. Learning what works best for you and learning to value that is great for your healing. Sure, take in the suggestions that your friends and family give to you; however, ultimately, you want to understand what your mind and body respond best to. Here are a few different suggestions for self-care.


Sleep is vital to your physical and mental well-being. We all need to rest our bodies and our minds. Try to get on a stable sleep schedule, so your body will know when it is time to relax.


For some people, exercise is a great way to practice self-care. Being active can help us reach fitness or health goals, and it can also be very relaxing for some people as well. Being able to find your calm and inner peace is powerful.


Try not to forget about nutrition as you practice self-care. Even if you are not worried about your health or do not have fitness-related goals, nutrition is still something to keep in mind. Some foods and beverages can impact our mental health, our sleep, and our overall well-being. Make it a point to fuel your body, so you are ready for a successful and powerful day.


Sometimes when we begin to work on our mental health, we think that we have to stay intently focused on our struggles the entire time. That is not true. A large part of recovery is learning about yourself and what you enjoy. Doing activities that you like to do is essential.

Self-care is vital as you journey through your recovery process. Everyone is on a unique journey and may practice self-care in different ways. Take time to learn what works for you and what does not work for you. Try things such as a sleep schedule, regular exercise, healthy eating, and remembering to take time to have fun. Sometimes when facing intense trauma, mental health issues, or addiction, we find it difficult to practice self-care. Feeling like that is perfectly normal, but try to push through that feeling to practice self-care. Here at The Guest House, we are ready to help you begin your journey to recovery. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800.