5 Things You Need to Know about Self-Care

1. If you don’t take care of yourself, you are unable to effectively help others.

2. Self-care really just means taking time to do things that you enjoy that don’t increase your worry or stress. Some examples include: taking a walk, going to bed early, drinking water, reading a good book, talking to a friend, spending time with your spouse or playing with your kids.

3. You don’t have to wear yourself out trying to take care of yourself. Set reasonable, measurable, attainable and manageable goals with self-care.

4. Saying “no” is a great self-care technique. You don’t need to feel guilty about saying “no.” You are only one person and you need to keep that in mind when saying “yes” to yet another activity or commitment.

5. It’s okay to ask for help. Sometimes, asking for help is the bravest or strongest choice you can make. No one expects you to have all the answers.

Go Further…

Read: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Practice: Take a local yoga or exercise class to practice taking care of your body.

Connect: Call one of the {Simplified} Life counselors for additional assistance to help you understand self-care, ways to reduce your stress or anxiety or set healthy boundaries. We are here to help! Connect with us by emailing info@simplifiedatlanta.com or calling 404.260.7451

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