It has been a while since we have discussed self-care and now is as good a time as ever to bring it back into discussion. First, we want to remind you of the importance of practicing self-care as it can improve both mental and psychical health. Self-care is not all sunshine and bubble baths, but it is pausing to reflect on what you as an individual need to live your best life. Taking time to reassess your mind, body and spirit needs is an important part of achieving your best self possible. So we hope that you will take a moment to check in with yourself; here are some questions to think about when checking in:

  • When was the last time you saw a medical doctor? Perhaps it’s time you book an appointment, as your physical health is as important as your mental health. Your health matters.
  • When was the last time you tried something new? Trying out a new hobby or activity can help build creativity and awaken parts of your mind not typically used. Check out our blog post on the importance of hobbies.  You deserve time to do something you enjoy for yourself.
  • When was the last time you took a walk, went for a hike, sat on your porch, or just gotten outside? Being outdoors does wonders for your mind and your senses. Nature can help clear your mind of anxious thoughts, calm your body, and who doesn’t love the smell of clean, crisp New England air?  
  • When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back? Self-compassion is an important part of self-care as you are not a superhero who has to do everything all the time. Sometimes it’s just acknowledging the small things that matter most. Check out our blog post on self-compassion and self-love

 

Self-care is not meant to cause frustration or annoyance in your life (although some of the tasks may not be completely enjoyable such as seeing a physician), instead it is to help you live your best possible life. We hope this encourages you to check in with yourself and take responsibility for your own self-care.  Remember to fill your cup!

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