“Self-Care just means putting yourself on the list. It means valuing yourself enough to know you need to spend time resting, setting boundaries, and engaging in activities that make you happy (or cared for), without feeling guilty.” – Lucille Zimmerman
If I wrote a list of self-care myths, one would be that it’s best used in a crisis situation. I am a firm believer that self-care is best used as prevention. When it’s used as a daily practice it becomes a strategy to preventing mental illness and burn out.
I love Lucille Zimmerman’s definition of self-care because it encompasses so much more than simply exercising, eating well and getting good sleep. These elements are important, they’re also only one aspect of our being. Implementing self-care as a holistic approach is so much more effective.
In the video below, Anna talks about how people make an impact on our life and she encourages us to show vulnerability and courage by telling that person the impact they’ve made. Often we wait until we’re celebrating the life they had and we tell others the impact they made and we never get to tell the person themselves. So today, one of the self-care tips is to talk to someone, write a letter or send a message to someone who has made an impact on you.
The second self-care tip is to ask yourself ‘what daily self-care practices can I implement so that it’s used as a prevention instead of only in crisis mode?’
Listen to what Anna has to say below.
Take Care on the Journey!
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