Self-care sounds daunting when you have 100s of tasks in a day, even brushing your teeth is more a chore than a few minutes of mindful strokes to enhance your overall health. Are you tired, before you get up out of bed? As we carefully emerge from the pandemic, we need to take inventory of what do we need; and what will it take to meet those needs. Daresay you may have to use the ever powerful word no.
No, NO, no way, no how, not happening, Nada, well you get the idea. Declining an invite could well be your initial step to reclaiming your health and mental well–being. Introduce changes with small acts; ways to care for yourself, physically, mentally, spiritually, socially, sexually, well you get the idea.
According to the Self Care Foundation there are 7 pillars of self care
- Health & Knowledge Literacy
- Mental Well Being
- Physical Exercise
- Healthy Eating
- Risk Mitigation or Avoidance
- Good Hygiene
- Good Use of Self Care products and services
How easy is change, look around we social distance, wear a mask, wash our hands, disinfect and clean surfaces, and cough into our elbows. A year and a half ago these practices were more in the realm of health care professionals. Now they evolved to every day practices. Self care is not selfish but enhances your own life and will influence those you cherish whether family or friends first, remember you need to be your own best friend.
Take care and remember to change your world; you need to be the change you want to see (Ghandi phrase sort of) and Namaste.
Registered Nurse Storyteller, Healer, Scribe, Transformational Leader
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