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The 8 Components Of Self-Care

Self-care is the act of engaging in activities to gain or maintain an optimal level of overall health. Self-care is super important for the mind, body, and soul. We should often practice self-care every day of our lives, but it's not that easy. Knowing your worth also plays a huge part in self-care. It is very very important to keep a healthy relationship with yourself. Did you know there are 8 components of self-care? The 8 components of self-care are physical, emotional. social, environmental, spiritual, financial, occupational, and mental self-care. Here are the 8 components of self-care and how you can implement it in your daily life.

Physical Self-Care:

Movement of the body, health, nutrition, sleep, and resting needs. Some examples of physical self-care:

  • Going for a walk

  • Taking a bath

  • Getting enough sleep (7-9 hours per night)

  • Eating nourishing foods

Emotional Self-Care:

Enhancing emotional literacy, navigating emotions, increasing empathy, and managing stress effectively. Some examples of emotional self-care:

  • Saying no

  • Making time for reflecting on feelings

  • Practicing self-compassion

  • Being aware of your emotional boundaries

Social Self-Care:

Having a supportive group and network of relationships around you that you can trust and turn to. Some examples of social self-care:

  • Honoring your commitments to other people

  • Asking for help when you need it

  • Meeting new people

  • Spending time with family and friends

Environmental Self-Care:

Having an organized, well maintained, and clutter-free work, business, and home environment, having clean clothes, and a clean and well-maintained mode of transport. Some examples of environmental self-care:

  • Decluttering your home or work environment

  • Monitoring technology time

  • Cleaning up after a meal

  • Maintaining a clean and safe living environment

Spiritual Self-Care:

Having beliefs and values that are important to you and guide your life. Some examples of spiritual self-care:

  • Meditating

  • Reflecting in a journal

  • Going on a retreat

  • Walking in nature

Financial Self-Care:

Being responsible with your finances and having a conscious relationship with money. Some examples of financial self-care:

  • Knowing where your income is coming in

  • Knowing where your expenses are due and paying them on time

  • Completing your tax responsibilities on time

  • Spending and saving money wisely

Occupational Self-Care:

Sharing your strengths and gifts, having clear professional boundaries, and living your purpose. Some examples of professional self-care:

  • Eating a nourishing lunch each day at work

  • Negotiating your needs

  • Having clear professional boundaries

  • Attending professional developing opportunities

Mental Self-Care:

Learning new things, practicing mindfulness and creativity. Some examples of mental self-care:

  • Practicing mindfulness

  • Reading a book

  • Learning a new skill

  • Doing a digital detox

Know that you know the 8 components of self-care, make sure to keep them in mind throughout the year.



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