Self-care includes all the things we do to take care of our well-being. Our emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual health depend on it!!

Self-care is essential for managing stress, preventing burnout, and our overall mental health.

Physical (the body) – to live, move, and breath

Physical self-care involves ensuring an overall healthy lifestyle that includes eating healthy, drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of exercise. Enjoy moments to rest and replenish.

Emotional (heart) – to love, care, and be in relationship with yourself and others

Emotional self-care includes setting healthy boundaries. Surround yourself with positive friends and family. Give and receive love, kindness, and support. Spend time with people you care about and who care about you.

Psychological (the mind) – to learn, think, and grow

Psychological self-care activities include personal and professional development. Take time for personal reflection. Notice your inner experiences, thoughts, and feelings. Cultivate self-awareness through things such as journaling, getting feedback from others, meditation, coaching/counselling, and consultation or supervision – places where you have the opportunity to grow, learn, and reflect.

Spiritual (the spirit) – to connect with essence, purpose, and meaning

Spiritual self-care includes prayer or meditation. You may want to visualize, practice gratitude or spend time in nature. Identify what is meaningful to you in your work and life. Practice mindfulness and being present in the moment.