Self-care is one of the most important things you can do for yourself during your recovery. It is doing little things that help your well-being. Being mindful of what your body and mind need is an important aspect of self-care. Keeping your health in mind with all that you do is important because missing one small area of self-care can make a huge difference in how you feel. There are eight different types of self-care. Check them out below!
Being strong and confident in who you are and what you stand for is an important part of personal self-care. Knowing what you like to enjoy is also important for personal self-care. Honor your voice not only with others but with yourself as well.
How you’re feeling physically encompasses exercise patterns, sleeping habits, and what you eat. Being mindful and intentional with these things is all a part of physical well-being. You don’t have to run a marathon every day, but try going for a walk around the block or stepping outside and stretching in the fresh air. Also, make sure you are sleeping a good amount — not too much and not too little. Eating healthy is also important for physical self-care. Make sure to eat a good amount of nutritious foods daily.
Having people around you to help you get through tough times is important. You may feel like you want to isolate yourself and give up on your friendships, but it’s important to nurture them. Also, making sure to set boundaries is an important part of social self-care. Being able to adequately manage social boundaries while also being vocal about what you need is so important.
Being in touch with your feeling is important for emotional self-care. How you treat yourself and others is important, too. Emotional self-care encompasses how you show your emotions in a healthy way and also how you manage the stress of your everyday life.
Spiritual self-care isn’t just about having a religion. It’s about mindfulness and meditation, too. Allowing yourself time to spend alone is an important part of spiritual self-care.
Your physical environment is a space where you should feel safe. This includes work, school, and home. Making sure you’re comfortable with where you are is an important part of special self-care.
It’s important to make sure you are budgeting and sticking to it. Paying your bills on time and managing your money is an important part of financial self-care. Hopefully, you are saving money, too.
Boundaries also need to come into play at work. Making sure you are having your needs met at work, meaning you feel safe, are earning fair money, and cultivating work relationships, is an important part of work self-care. Also, make sure you are managing your time at work. That’s important, too.