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Self-Care is Your Responsibility

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How well do you treat yourself? When life gets hectic, self-care may take the back burner but it shouldn’t.

Taking care of your mind and body is your responsibility. Developing and engaging in self-care practices is essential to your emotional, mental and physical well-being. There are countless benefits to incorporating self-care practices into your daily routine such as better health, improved mood and improved productivity. Self-care builds compassion and strengthens our capacity to be better helping professionals for others.

There are many ways to take care of you. Make a commitment to indulge in a little something for yourself.

Here are some simple self-care practices from Tiffany Banks, our Assistant Director of Community Counseling, that you can consider:

  • Get physical exercise
  • Exercise a gratitude mindset
  • Eat nutritious foods
  • Create a deliberate habit
  • Intentionally reflect on the good
  • Connect with a colleague
  • Get down and boogie – Dance! Dance! Dance!
  • Have a good laugh- Go ahead, laugh out loud!
  • Write down a compliment you get
  • Explore nature- Take a nature walk and reflect on the beauty around you
  • Smile
  • Get adequate rest
  • Cherish true friends- Connection is healing
  • Forgive yourself, forgive others
  • Don’t get drawn into negativity
  • Play
  • Let love in
  • Write or draw out your thoughts
  • Say affirmations that ground your sense of self and purpose
  • Know when to say no
  • Exercise a signature strength
  • Ask for help
  • Get lost in a good novel
  • Revisit a favorite thing from your childhood

Go ahead and give your mind, body and soul a little love and attention. Today is a great day to start engaging in intentional self-care practices. Which one will you try first?

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