Individual Growth & Well Being
Your Personal "Self Care" Plan
Your personal self care is paramont to your individual well being. Unfortunately, it is one of the last things to get added and one of the first to go if we get busy. There is no way around it, self care does take some time. But it does not have to take huge amounts of time. We can do bite sized, manageable pieces that are easier to swallow and digest. So we are more likely to do it. Personal self care is like you are "unique".
First of all assessing what it is you are needing is the first step and then beginning to make a plan on how to implement what is needed. It does not have to be perfect. We just have to start down the path, one step at a time.
There are of course "The Basics" - healthy norishment of our body, 7-9 hours of deep restorative sleep and physical activity. These are so important to our everyday functioning physically, emotionally and socially. For example: If we are not gettng the deep restoratve sleep we need, we do not feel well physically or emotionally. And for many of us we do not interact with our family and those around us in the most positve way we are capable of. Needless to say, "The Basics" are just that basic to our foundational well being.
It is also important to look at the self care of our "Inner Self.". Things to consider: 1. Am I happy? And if not, what do I need to be doing to be happy? 2. Do I feel I am using my talents? Have I identified what I am passionate about? What do I feel is my purpose or what do I want with my life? All questions to begin to explore and find answers to. Knowing and honoring yourself is a critical piece of good self care.