New Season - Self-Care

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Today’s blog is about self-care. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated has defined as: care for oneself.

September 22 – the beginning of Fall! 

Since the beginning of a new season is approaching, I want to take the opportunity to discuss self-care; in the hopes that it will encourage you to begin a plan to care for yourself.

I want to say - Self-Care Is Not an Indulgence. It's A Discipline. It’s Important. It’s Essential. It’s Necessary.

Self-care is care provided for you – by you.

Have you ever tried to share an empty glass juice with a friend? There is nothing to share. The same concept applies when you attempt to care for your loved one with no “juice”/energy in you, there is nothing to give to them.

A well-known quote - "You can't pour from an empty cup"

Looking after yourself is key to physical, emotional and mental well-being. Self-care is about identifying your own unique needs and taking steps to meet them—things that nurture your mind, body, and spirit – the whole you!

4 suggestions for starting the Fall 2018 season off correctly, with your self-care plan:

1) Start small - Aim for small goals like going to bed early, taking a longer shower, or sitting in a different room with sunlight. Small goals are easy to reach, which will build your confidence to doing larger and longer self-care activities
2) Go from active to inactive – on your phone I mean – cut it off – take a break from the alerts, notifications, and so on. Spend this quiet time drinking a cup of tea, watching your favorite tv program, or reading a chapter in a book
3) Awaken your senses – Live through your senses. The senses are: vision, hearing, tasting, feeling, and smelling. Things like feeling the sun on your skin, listening to your favorite song, smelling your favorite dish before eating it, and watching a funny video online
4) Keep a routine – self-care is discipline. Creating and sticking to a routine allows you to maintain your self-care program and improve your well-being

Now that you have read, please share your thoughts, comments, and concerns.

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Thank you for reading, the official Evolve Senior Solutions, LLC blog by Danielle Harris, MSN, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP also known as A RN: Disclosed!

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