Self Care Tips
When dealing with stress or crisis, such as this pandemic and related issues, it is important that you remember to care for yourself. By using self-care activities, you can take action.
Everyone benefits from a plan to practice self-care in these 6 crucial areas: physical, psychological, personal, emotional, spiritual, and workplace/professional.
Check out these tips to get your creative thoughts flowing. Finally, consider how balanced your life is with a blend of each of these areas.
Physical: Take a walk, Eat well, Sleep enough. Pamper yourself with a luxury bubble bath!
Psychological: Journal, Garden or Paint, List your positive qualities. Talk things out with people often.
Emotional: Laugh and Cry, Practice self- love and compassion, Practice forgiveness.
I like it. I think you could expand under emotional : the importance of laughter and listening to music. Also reading comical books and watching funny shows on tv.
Also the importance of sharing stories with one another.
Spiritual: Find a spiritual community, Sing, Pray, Foster forgiving yourself, Volunteer for a Cause.
Personal: Figure out what you want in life, Foster friendships, Take up guitar or music, Get out of debt.
Professional*: Set boundaries, Take mental health days and days off, Learn something new in a class.
(*Important for those who are employed outside the home as well)
*A Note from Rev. Tracey:
Even tho’ this material comes from the Unit who cares for victims, I think it’s remarkable how many of these 6 areas relate to our life as practicing Christians. So much of what we do as faithful followers is so healthy for everyone. Yet Christians often forget/neglect self-care, thinking it is more blessed to give care to others than to receive self- care.
- Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
- Mark 6:31 “And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.”
- 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
Material Provided Through “Tools for Wellbeing”, The Victims Issues Coordinating Committee.