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Over the past week I have been hearing many people talk about self-care.

Our country’s COVID-19 restrictions have just been eased a little bit more. Non-essential shops are now open so we can now once again enjoy the liberty of going to the shops and picking up what it is that we wanted - (under ‘Covid safe’ conditions though).

Most public places are also opened which means that we can once again visit sites of attraction, (speaking of which I’ll be taking my little girl and her friend to our local zoo this coming Saturday).

Having heard the word self-care several times in the past few days, I decided to check my own understanding of the phrase.

I began by asking myself a few questions, including the following:

  • What is self-care?
  • Is self-care the same as self-indulgence?
  • Is self-care a luxury?

I think as the name suggests, self-care is in the simplest of terms, looking after yourself. This can be expanded to mean the willingness to make the effort or to take the actions involved in looking after yourself.

What are some of the common self-care practices we can develop or enhance in our own personal lives?

  • Eating healthily
  • Exercising regularly
  • Having enough sleep

(What else would you add to this list? Drop me an email, or leave your comments below.)

Self-care is vital to our mental and physical health. If we neglect the practice of appropriate self-care in our lives, we stand the risk of physical, mental and emotional problems, which can affect how we function in all areas of our lives. (Think time: What’s your take on this?)

Simply put, practising self-care is a habit that can be cultivated and enjoyed. It just requires self-discipline. As it is with anything else, if we practice self-care long enough, it will become a way of life for us. A way of life that I personally believe is worth having and worth living.

Reflection time!

  • Is your self-care at the level you want it to be?
  • If it is not, what are the causes, and what one thing can you do or avoid to help you get closer to your desired level of self-care?

As an accredited personal performance coach, I work with people to help them clarify what is it that they want to do, be, or have, and encourage them to take action to make their dreams and plans a reality.

All life areas are coachable! Get in touch with us today to see how we can support you to move from where you are now to where you want to get to.

Priscilla Hackman-Asamoah

Priscilla Hackman-Asamoah

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Comments (3)

  1. Sodnaia:
    Apr 22, 2021 at 10:01 AM

    To me, you have perfectly explain what self care is all about and I just want to add one thing to it.
    Self care also means avoid any excess baggage from people who always want to weigh you down with their pressures and Will never attempt to contribute anything to your life. Thanks.

  2. Etonam Kwame Asamoah:
    Apr 22, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    This is a message in season. Keep up the good work

  3. Appiagyei Juleigh:
    Apr 22, 2021 at 02:24 PM

    Nice piece sis... If I were to add anything to this I would simply say this:
    One's SELF CARE should remind them that
    1. Happiness is found within
    2 Opinions does not define your reality.
    3 Everyone's journey is different.
    4.Positive thoughts create positive things.
    5. Smiles are Contagious.
    6. Kindness is free.
    7. Learn to be the very best version of YOU!!

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