Self-care is more than a trend or catch-phrase. It’s an important part of our emotional and physical wellbeing. The conversation around the importance of mental health being equally as important as physical health is growing Yet, we continue to make time for and prioritize just our physical needs: doctor’s appointments, diet, medication regiment, etc. There is a give and take between the two, when you physically feel healthier, you tend to emotionally feel healthier and vice versa. So, let’s make time for emotional self-care as well.
- What are things that make you smile? Relax? Belly laugh? Feel accomplished?
- Write them down!
- Categorize: What is a self-care activity you can do in 5 minutes? 15 minutes? On occasion an hour?
Find that 5 minutes (or 15, or 30, etc.) in your day!