As an aspiring Family Life Educator, I have been educated on and practically had the importance of self care drilled into my head. Self care is basically what an individual chooses to do in order to take care of themselves. Self care is extremely important for your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well as every aspect of our lives. It is also very important and highly encouraged in order to avoid burn out and compassion fatigue.
Below is my own personal self care plan.
My Self Care Plan
– Drinking plenty of water, 4 – 8 glasses a day.
– Eating Healthy, incorporating fruits and veggies into my diet.
– Exercise, Walking, Yoga, and Stretching
– Writing in my journal or blog.
– Spending time with friends and family
– Listening to music
– Binge watching Netflix
– Organizing my planner
– Going to Counseling
– Enjoying quiet moments
– Knitting and Crocheting
– Enjoying a Fresh cup of coffee
– Attending Hockey Games
– Going on Dates with my husband
– Meeting up with old friends
– Reading my bible
– Going to church
– Enjoying fellowship with other believers.
Now it’s your turn! What’s your self care plan? What are some activities you do in order to relax and recharge? Whether you are a new mom, an author, retired, a work-a-holic or anything in between, I can guarantee we all can benefit from self care. With that being said…..
What kind of activities do you do in order to help your physical health?
What kind of activities do you do in order to help your emotional health?
What kind of activities do you do in order to help your mental health?
What kind of activities do you do in order to help your social life?
What kind of activities do you do in order to help your spiritual life?
I challenge YOU to write out your own self care plan. Once it is complete put it in a place where you see it and can be reminded daily to take care of YOU. If you need ideas of various self care activities, feel free to check out my previous post on 25 Self Care Ideas to Try This Summer.
I would love to hear from YOU! Feel free to comment or message me your self care ideas and activities you do in order to take care of YOU!