Grow your Self-Care Garden

Self-care isn’t just about getting into a bubble bath with a face mask on. It is about being intentional about taking care of all aspects of your health, be it physical, mental, social, and emotional.

Here are some self-care examples:

Physical – Sleep, drinking enough water, regular exercise, physical therapy if needed, going outside for fresh air, stretching, deep breathing, meditation/yoga

Emotional – Lowering stress, being grateful, journaling, me-time, doing hobbies, laughing, smiling

Mental – Reading, putting down technology (digital detoxes!), setting goals, meditating, telling yourself positive affirmations (more information on this in future blog!)

Social – Time with friends and family, being present and mindful in the moment

Health – Less sugar and caffeine, vitamins, taking medication as prescribed, healthy foods, doctor check-ups, hygiene, exercise

An exercise we did in my group one week was to build a “Self-Care Garden”. This consisted of the seeds you want to plant (positive self-care that we are keeping), weeds we want to eliminate (harmful practices and habits), and what we want to grow (what to add in the future).

Seeds
What are we keeping?
-sleeping well
-going outside
-exercise
-drinking water
-eating healthy foods
-deep breathing
-mindfulness
Weeds
What don’t we want to keep?
-Not sleeping or eating well
-drama
-toxic relationships
-junk food
-caffeine
-not sleeping
Plants
What do we want to improve?
-more energy
-more happiness
-feel healthier
-better confidence
-better relationships
Our Self-Care Garden Chart

Here is a picture of our self-care garden!

Now that you have planted your garden, set an intention for self-care one day this week. Comment your intention for this week!

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