Sunday, April 28, 2019

Day 9 - Self-care

I have been working on a workshop on Self-care for a series of workshops I am facilitating at Gilda's Club here in Barrie.

Given today is Sunday, a day many of us associate with "rest", I thought I would write about self-care today.

Self-care is often thought of as simply eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep.  But, it's a lot more then that.  It's about taking responsibility for your own well-being in ALL areas of your life.  

When you take a look at all the categories we need to personally attend to, it becomes evident that self-care is a journey in and of itself.

It's about not expecting anyone else to meet our needs in these areas, and figuring out how to do it ourselves.  In the end, it's a huge part of becoming a mature adult. 

I would argue that the opposite of self-care is codependence, which is expecting someone else to handle these areas for us.  And somewhere in there also, is the idea of ignoring them all together.  

What self-care categories should you be attending to?

Create an awesome day!

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