Self-care is a bit of a buzzword, but what does it really mean? It is taking time to take care of your needs. Self-care is taking care of yourself so that you can be the best version of yourself and continue to be there for yourself and others. It is vital to maintain your health. Self-care is not selfish. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It is important to note that taking care of yourself means engaging with all the dimensions of health. To take a closer look at these please visit the Health and Wellness section.
Being a parent or caregiver is no easy task, and you may often find it difficult to find time for yourself. Taking care of children requires a lot of your energy and attention. As a caregiver, you may also feel overwhelmed or face burnout. This is why it is important to take time to engage in activities that promote your health. Practicing self-care is not being over-indulgent. It is about supporting a healthy lifestyle! It can be doing things like making sure you have had enough sleep, taking a break, asking for help, reading a book, or brushing your teeth. Taking care of your mind and body makes it easier for you to take care of your responsibilities. It is also important to model self-care for the children in your care so that they understand the benefits of maintaining their health.
Taking time out of your day to care for your health can also help you to deal with the stress and promote resiliency in the challenges you face.
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