Importance of self-care

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Self-care

Self-care is essential for everyone. It nourishes your mind, body, and spirit. The main goal is to take care of yourself. It is a much-needed break; the importance of self-care makes you a better partner,  employee, co-worker, and friend.

Self-care is the number one and an essential tool for your well- being. It means you need to take action, purposefully, and intentionally do something for you—value what nurtures your well- being.

Above all, it helps manage how you feel, especially during times of stress. Self-care gives you some ‘me’ time; and allows you to connect with yourself and restore your mental and physical health.

What is self-care?

Self-care is any activity that we do to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. To clarify, it is a simple concept, in theory, but often neglect. Good self-care is vital to improve mood and reduced stress and anxiety. It is essential for a good relationship with ourselves and others.

Self-care is essential to build resilience toward the stress in life that you cannot eliminate. In short, when you take steps to care for your mind & body, you are ready to live your best life!

Seven tips for self-care

  1. -Sleep-  Each night between 7 to 9 hours; Your heart is healthier. Learn relaxation techniques to fight the effects of stress and fall asleep faster. Sleep reduces inflammation caused by a lack of rest. Your energy level is up and improves your memory. Getting enough sleep may help with your weight loss and maintain your body’s proper functioning to heal itself.
  2. -Healthy eating-  Food affects your performance and energy levels; Reduce the intake of sugar and fat and add more veggies and fruits on your plate. Your body & mind need proper nutrition to stay healthy.
  3. Exercise- For example, you need at least 20 minutes a day, or by taking a walk in nature. You get better sleep at night, a clear mind and a healthy body.
  4. -Water-Drink enough water; it eliminates all your toxins in your body. Increase your energy, reduce fatigue and reduce headaches. Remember, you made from a good part of water, keep your hydration level.
  5. -Meditation-Help, you clear your mind and relax. Reach your goals quickly and bring peace to you. Let go of the past go doesn’t serve you and accept the present.
  6. Read a book- It calms to read a book as you use your imagination and escape from daily life stress. Reading is excellent entertainment, and you can learn something new. It helps sleep better as it does not stimulate you, like an electronic device. 
  7. Socialize- It is key to self-care. Connections are essential to your well-being. Cultivate and maintain close relationships; put time and energy into building relationships with others.

Spiritual self-care

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10 Tips for spiritual self-care

Spiritual self-care is an essential component of your physical and mental well-being to include in your daily routine. The ten tips support your awakening process toward who you are. You find peace, calm and happiness.

  1. Meditation

    The practice of meditation fights stress, anxiety and other health benefits. It brings inside yourself peace; you are happier as you know who you are. Meditation helps you to discover your spiritual life and to follow your path. https://catherinealifecoach.com/2020/03/28/meditation/

  2. Yoga & Breathing technique

    Take 10 minutes from your time every day to practice yoga for the love of yourself and spiritual self-care. The practice combines yoga asana with breathing and massaging. It calms your mind and your body. You are open and more in touch with who you are. You feel happy and calm.
    https://yogawithadriene.com/10-minute-yoga-for-self-care
    https://catherinealifecoach.com/2020/04/26/the-benefits-of-yoga/

  3. Eat healthy

    You included more vegetables and fruits in your daily meals. Cut the sugar and fat, to feel great, with more energy. Balance your intake of food with more fibre and vitamins. https://catherinealifecoach.com/2020/03/29/your-health-is-your-wealth/ Your health is your most considerable wealth!

  4. Water

    Drink enough water during your day. It’s essential to stay hydrated when you want to take good care of yourself. Water eliminates all the toxins located inside your body. It maintains your body functionality.
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  5. Nature

    Spend time in nature is right for your mind and body. It allows you to clear all negativity and bring more positivity. You have a better approach to your difficulty—reconnecting with the essential in life and what is crucial for you.

  6. Sleep

    To be healthy, you need to sleep between 7 to 9 hours per night. The practice of all the other tips helps to fall asleep. When your mind is free of negativity, you sleep like a baby. You relax and feel great. Your motivation is on top.

  7. Read

    When you read a book, it’s excellent for your mind-reading before bed support a good night’s sleep.

  8. Write

    Put your thoughts on paper, learn to express your emotions and feeling.  Journaling helps you achieve your goals, boost your confidence, and heal from traumatic experiences.journaling

  9. Grateful

    Count your blessing, instead of what you don’t have. Appreciate the little things in life to keep a positive outlook on life. Look what you have accomplished and be happy where you are today. Journaling goes to pair with gratefulness.

  10. Mindful

    Stay in the present moment, not in your past or your future. Being mindful is learning to be fully in the present moment and appreciate what you have.
    https://catherinealifecoach.com/2020/04/03/mindfulness-and-how-to-be-mindful/

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Published by Catherine A. Life Coach

Thank you for taking the step of seeking support. Catherine is a counsellor/psychologist, a certified relationship and family coach, Stress Management Coach, Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation Practitioner and other relevant qualification. Over 20 years in helping clients with relationship issues and feeling good in their mind and body.

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