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Self-Care-What it means..
Value of Self Care has long since been known in the helping and social services field. Its origins date back to early nursing field in 1959. Undoubtedly, there is a connection between, health, lifestyle, preventative medicine, health care systems, health& safety at workplace and quality of life. Increasingly self-care manifests in our society everywhere: Yoga classes, Meditation, Mindfulness workshops, Exercising, Walking, Fitness, Swimming and so on.
Self-care refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being. Self-care is not self-indulgence which can be settling for a temporary and largely symbolic fix – which may indeed, cause you more stress in the long run!
From a personal standpoint, I view my Self-Care in the context of the 4 quadrants of Wellness, namely, Spiritual, Physical, Emotional and Mental. Remembering that effects of one impact the other, I carry out regular “internal checks” to see how full or empty is my cup is or what I am feeling in the moment. This is a quick and easy way to assess my well-being, without too much fuss or attempting tedious self-assessments.
So, ask yourself these questions: What does self-care mean to you? What is its value to you? What is your motivation for self-care and how is that serving you? What matters most to you?
The Law of Cause-and-Effect states that if you put out good thoughts and actions, you will receive good things.
Always ask yourself thought-provoking questions. These cultivate good thoughts which allow for self-reflection and growth.