Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Self-Care

It’s so easy to put our self-care on the back burner, particularly when life is full or feels hard. In case you need some reinforcement, here is a list of self-care tips for taking care of your mind, body, and soul.

Emotional Self-Care

  • Spend time with the others whose company you enjoy
  • Stay in contact with important people in your life
  • Give yourself affirmations, praise yourself
  • Find ways to increase your sense of self-esteem
  • Reread favorite books, re-view favorite movies
  • Identify comforting activities, objects, people, relationships,
    places, and seek them out
  • Allow yourself to cry
  • Find things to make you laugh
  • Express your outrage in social action, letters, donations,
    marches and protests
  • Play with children

Spiritual Self-Care

  • Make time for reflection
  • Spend time with nature
  • Find a spiritual connection or community
  • Be open to inspiration
  • Cherish your optimism and hope
  • Be aware of nonmaterial aspects of life
  • Try at times not to be in charge or the expert
  • Be open to not knowing
  • Identify what is meaningful to you
  • Meditate
  • Pray
  • Spend time with children
  • Have experiences of awe
  • Contribute to causes in which you believe
  • Read inspirational literature (talks, music, etc.)

Physical Self-Care

  • Eat regularly (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Eat healthily
  • Exercise
  • Get medical care when needed
  • Take time off when sick
  • Get massages
  • Dance, swim, walk, run, play sports, sing, or do
    some other physical activity that is fun
  • Get enough sleep
  • Wear clothes you like
  • Take vacations
  • Take day trips or mini vacations
  • Make time away from electronics
  • Know your unhealthy behaviors
  • Recognize your triggers
  • Notice the events or feelings precede the tendency
    to want to turn to habits that are unhealthy
  • Avoid drugs and excess alcohol
  • Avoid binge eating and or purging
  • Avoid cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Seek help for a healthy lifestyle

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