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Self-care is an important life skill and tool for people who are or are not in recovery. Especially for those who are in recovery from traumas, addictions, and related mental health issues, self-care is a critical tool for maintaining wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Defining self-care is different for every individual. People have different needs in how they relax, feel supported, cared for, and nourished. Self-care is about doing the things that help people feel more at ease, at peace, and taken care of. In a fast paced world full of demands, it is easy to get lost in giving to others, to jobs, and to the world. Scheduling time to give to ourselves in a way that helps us maintain our balance of wellness and serenity is key in being able to function ongoing. Self-care can be anything from our favorite relaxation activities to key fulfilling responsibilities which help take the stress off. Ultimately, self-care is what helps us reduce stress, connect to ourselves, and feel whole again. Considering what self-care is, we might be thinking to ourselves “How often do I do that?” The answer is most likely, not often enough.

We can’t luxuriate in spa treatments, take yoga classes, and walk on the beach all day. Whatever our self-care regimen, there are some parts of self-care that we cannot do all the time. Some self-care activities are occasional while others may be daily.

Daily Self-Care

There are many self-care tasks we can do everyday to keep us balanced and on-track in our recovery. From the way we sleep, to the way we wake up and everything in between there are opportunities for self-care. Eating well, eating regularly, managing our day, breathing, incorporating meditation and mindfulness, getting outside, and doing what needs to be done are all forms of self-care. We might have routines of exercise and fitness, little routines we adore, and other daily tasks.

Weekly Self-Care

Some of our favorite luxuries may not be affordable weekly. Our busy schedules may not allow us to participate in our favorite activities everyday. Weekly self-care are the tasks we can do once or twice a week. We want to do them often, but perhaps not too often, or we can’t do them often enough. Weekly self-care routines can give us something to look forward to, plan our time around, and prioritize on a weekly basis.

Monthly Self-Care

For those special self-care activities like trips, expensive activities, or special time we can’t make happen more often, we can plan them for once a month. Monthly self-care goals give us something to work toward and earn. When we treasure something as special as what we schedule for monthly self-care, we are less likely to sabotage our ability to have that special time.

Life skills are a necessary component in a fully developed lifestyle of recovery. Learning how to live sober, free from self harming behaviors, takes time and treatment. If you are struggling to cope with trauma, addictions, and related mental health issues, you are not alone. The Guest House Ocala offers private treatment and customized programs of care. Our remote estate provides the luxury and privacy you need to heal mind, body and spirit. For information, call us today: 1-855-483-7800