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The 8 Areas Of Self-Care

Written by: Louise Bond, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

There are 8 main areas of self-care:


1. Physical self-care

  • Going for a walk

  • Taking a bath

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

  • Eating nourishing foods


2. Psychological self-care

  • Practising mindfulness

  • Reading a book

  • Learning a new skill

  • Doing a digital detox

3. Emotional self-care

  • Saying no

  • Making time for reflecting on feelings

  • Practising self-compassion

  • Being aware of your emotional boundaries

4. Social self-care

  • Honouring your commitments to other people

  • Asking for help when you need it

  • Meeting new people

  • Spending time with family and friends

5. Professional self-care

  • Eating a nourishing lunch each day at work

  • Negotiating your needs

  • Having clear professional boundaries

  • Attending professional developing opportunities

6. Environmental self-care

  • Decluttering your home or work environment

  • Monitoring technology time

  • Cleaning up after a meal

  • Maintaining a clean and safe living environment

7. Spiritual self-care:

  • Meditating

  • Reflecting in a journal

  • Going on a retreat

  • Walking in nature


8. 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

Implementing self-care tactics can be challenging, but it is essential!

Self-care tip of the day

We often have a more destructive relationship with ourselves than others, and our self-talk reflects the relationship that we've formed with ourselves.

Change your internal dialogue. Speak to yourself gently, such as:

"I am doing the best that I can."

"My feelings are real and important."

"I am a human being, not a human doing."

"I am enough."

"I am proud of myself and all I have achieved."

Start small, and believe the kind things you say to yourself.


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Louise Bond, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine Louise has a wealth of experience and has a proven track record of manifesting, which she teaches her clients. She helps you create a crystal-clear vision for ultimate success and uncover hidden challenges that may stand in your way. She clears any underlying issues/traumas limiting beliefs holding you back that may sabotage your success. Louise rewires your mindset as the mindset is your most valuable asset, so you thrive in all areas of life, leaving you feeling re-energised and inspired. Louise' brand archetype is The Magian! Magian brands are transformative and seem to make magic happen. They often display traits that have a spiritual or psychological element. They want to expand our collective consciousness. The brands are compelling, charismatic. Magicians are highly skilled at turning problems into opportunities, reframing difficulties, empowering people, teams, and networks, creating a win/ win solution for all involved in a situation. They make nothing into something or turn a mess into a miracle.

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