Self care is a very important part of living a healthy and happy life. Often, it is seen as a luxury, and this is not the proper mindset regarding self care. It is much more important that we give credit. Self care has a different meaning for every person. There are many ways to take care of oneself, and what that looks like will depend on who the individual is. Every person has different needs, but those needs must be met. Relaxing and recharging are very important in keeping a mental and physical homeostasis within the human body. Working with the six Dimensions of Wellness will help you create better self care. Here are some ideas on things you can add to your life!
-Spending time with loved ones.
-Lunch with a Friend.
-Join in a community of people, your neighborhood, Church, a club, etc.
-Prioritize people and events that are important to you.
-Get quality sleep, around 7-8 hours a day.
-Take a walk each day (being outside in nature is a great way to recharge), exercise 20-30 minutes per day minimum.
-Cooking for yourself, nourish your body and mind with a healthy diet.
-Stay hydrated, drinking half of your body weight in ounces is recommended.
-Check in with your body and pay attention to the signals it gives you.
-Reading, and Book Clubs
-Take a class for fun
-Taking hot baths with epsom salts (also physical) are a fantastic way to de-stress and allow yourself come personal time to reset. Bath salts and essential oils provide a great additions to your relaxation as well, and there are medical and emotional benefits to them.
-Listen to music.
-Stay-cations, days off for wellness, or a day to do NOTHING.
-Smile for one minute.
-Organize your environment. Having a clutter-free environment reduces stress.
-Make your personal space comfortable.
-Bring nature inside.
-Try your hand at gardening or growing something.
-Add sights and sounds to your space that put you at ease. (water features, art you enjoy, pictures of your loved ones, etc.)
-Get in touch with your values.
-Read inspiring material.
-Disconnect from technology for a while.
Taking care of yourself is an important part of your personal life, but taking care of yourself also allows you to better take care of others. You are healthier and more prepared to take on the workings of another human being if you are well rested and happy. Things like getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and eating nutritious food are part of how we take care of ourselves, but there are many other ways to do this as well. Here at Healing Solutions, Inc., we provide massage therapy that is a wonderful way to take care of yourself. We also offer Essential Oils and Aromatherapy consultations to help with self care.
“If you want an experience that will relax, rejuvenate and heal you - try raindrop massage treatment with Suzette. I have had regular treatments for a few years now and I don’t think I’d feel the same without it. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment. You will be delighted!”
It is important also to have healthy thoughts, and DO NOT FEEL GUILTY FOR CARING FOR YOURSELF. This is time that you need, and should prioritize. Self care is proven to help you with overall productivity, boosting your energy levels, and raising your ability to help others as a result. Take some time for yourself, and see the benefits first hand. You will not regret it.
For other self care options contact us @ Healing Solutions Inc. by calling 720-768-3381, by emailing us at HealingSolutionsInc@gmail.com, or by filling out our ‘Contact Us’ form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you!
(Source: The Broomfielder, 2/19, Sara Baker, MS, CSCS)