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What Do You Need to Practice Self-Care?

When you think of self-care, what comes to mind? Self-care is a popular buzzword right now, as more and more people are beginning to realize just how much of a positive impact self-care has on one’s life. Up until this point, what have you done for self-care? There are so many different things you can do to promote wellness in your mind, body, and spirit; since we are made up of so many different components as humans, there are naturally many needs that we must meet in order to live a happy, fulfilling life. Of course, these are beyond typical needs such as food, water, and shelter – we’ll discuss the various dimensions (and activities to boost them through self-care) below:

Physical wellness: maintaining a sound, functional, healthy body

  • Getting adequate exercise each week
  • Eating nutritious food
  • Resting, getting massages, taking relaxing showers or baths

Emotional wellness: being aware and at ease with the thoughts and feelings you have

  • Spending time with loved ones
  • Cuddling a pet
  • Expressing yourself through art, song, crafts, etc.

Spiritual wellness: feeling as though life is meaningful and that your life has purpose

  • Volunteering or helping others
  • Connecting with a religion
  • Meditation

Intellectual wellness: engaging in lively interaction with the world around you

  • Learning and trying new things
  • Stimulating your brain through problem solving
  • Reading books that inspire you

Environmental wellness: being in a healthy living environment with conservation of resources

  • Spending time in nature
  • Helping preserve nature
  • Recycling

Social wellness: relating, interacting, and communicating with other people

  • Developing friendships
  • Participating in groups
  • Attending events

There are so many ways to practice self-care and to build your wellness, and the best part is that it’s all customizable to who you are and what you need. These dimensions may seem like a lot, but they can easily be implemented once you center your life around them. Family, work responsibilities, school and more all become much more manageable when our wellness is maintained, because we have the mental, physical, and spiritual capacity to handle everything more effectively. Don’t wait any longer to place your health and wellness as a top priority in your life today.

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