What is Self-Care
Self-care means, quite literally, caring for your whole self. It includes anything that we do to care for our physical, psychological, spiritual, and emotional health. Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to assist in reducing or eliminating anxiety and depression, reducing stress, improving concentration, minimizing frustration and anger, increasing happiness, improving energy, and so much more. Click below to learn more about our 7-day self-care challenge (CMHA, 2021).
Seven Pillars of Self-Care
Mental self-care involves creating a healthy mindset through mindfulness and curiosity.
Activities or practices that give you a sense of meaning provides you with spiritual self-care.
To practice emotional self-care, you want to create healthy coping strategies for any stresses that might occur in your daily life.
Physical self-care involves taking care of your body with rest, nutrition, and movement.
It’s important to make time for hobbies and activities that interest you. Doing so will result in practicing recreational self-care.
Taking care of the places around you and the places you love, you’ll need to practice environmental self-care.
Building relationships and making connections with healthy boundaries is the best way to practice social self-care.