Fist and foremost, the definition of self care per English Oxford Living Dictionaries is: the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health or the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.
Forms of Self-Care:
Physical Self-Care: Involves activities that can improve your physical health, including diet and exercise. Intake a healthy diet and splurge on the goodies every once in awhile– because WHY NOT. Go to the doctor when needed. Get a good nights sleep to feel energetic and motivated for the day.
Emotional Self-Care: Developing reasonable expectations of yourself is an important part of mental and emotional health. Connect with family and friends or even fellow followers with similar interests and goals. Do a variety of intriguing things each day/week for stimulation. Do anything to make yourself feel great, but don’t over do it.
Inspirational Quotes of the Day:
“Self-care is never a selfish act- it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.” -Parker Palmer
“To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ” – Jill Bolte Taylor
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” – Etty Hillesum
Now go ahead and live your best life yet!