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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:
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?
(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.
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