The phrase “self-care” is heard everywhere, making it easy to overlook, but it should definitely be a point of focus in your life.
Attending to our emotional, physical and mental needs serves as the foundation of self-care. But it doesn’t stop there; managing our home and finances are integral in the self-care equation, too.
Focusing on one’s well-being is often mislabeled as selfish, but it's more akin to the aphorism, "A rising tide lifts all boats." When a person is able to prioritize and meet their needs first, it becomes easier to dedicate their surplus of energy, focus and time to support others, too.
Another common misconception: self-care is synonymous with indulgence and luxury. Big-ticket splurges are by no means essential to an effective self-care practice; most routines and rituals are free or low-cost.
Ready to create a holistic self-care plan? Consider incorporating some of the following fundamentals.