Why People Need to rehearse Self-Care

 

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By practicing self-care, we give ourselves a chance to step away and breathe, thus avoiding burnout. Because, face it, it’s not just physical energy and stamina that are threatened by doing too much for too long; it’s also focus and mental acuity. Read about how one woman started prioritizing self-care in motherhood.

When we allow ourselves time to slow down, we are able to attend to our physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Caring for all of these areas is vital to our well-being. Self-care simply implies we are making healthy life choices like eating nutritious food, getting enough rest, regular exercise and relaxation. Self-care involves cleaning and removing clutter within our four-roomed house. We house mental, emotional, and spiritual space within this body we are given.

Our skin is our largest sensory organ, housing this incredible innerness that. Self-care is a systematic approach to nourishing yourself as a human being in all areas of your life: mental, academic and artistic, physical, and spiritual. For years, I used self-indulgence as a miserly substitute for self-care.

My husband stayed late at work, so I’d eat an extra serving of Extreme Moose Tracks ice cream. Self care makes you more effective Similar to above, while preventing burnout, taking time away from tasks puts you in a better mindset to take on those chores that need to be tended to. When you take time for yourself and give your body the quality food, rest and activity that it needs, you will actually have more energy to meet the daily.

When we take better care of ourselves and our bodies we are saying that WE matter. That our health matters. When we neglect ourselves we can start to get run down from exhaustion which can often lead us to get sick.

Guy Winch Why we all need to practice emotional first aid We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. Self-care is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the simple act of taking care of ourself.

Why this has become such a foreign concept to most of the world is kinda crazy! It is solely up to us to monitor to our current state and to make sure that state is as happy and healthy as possible. Self-care is a broad term that encompasses just about anything you to do be good to yourself.

In a nutshell, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others. It’s partly about knowing when your resources are running low, and stepping back to replenish them rather than letting them all drain away. Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of what you’ve achieved and who you’ve helped to brighten your spirits.

If you’re looking for more ways to practice self-care, here are ten more options you can do in ten minutes or fewer. When you regularly practice self-care, you’ll feel calmer, more centered, and better capable of guiding your.

List of related literature:

To somebody else, self-care could entail a completely different set of practices.

“The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work” by David Frayne
from The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work
by David Frayne
Zed Books, 2015

We can also practice self-care so “perfectly” that it essentially backfires: we are stressed out from how much we attempt to care for ourselves.

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to build up specific resources for adequate self-care.

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by Maurice B. Mittelmark, Shifra Sagy, et. al.
Springer International Publishing, 2016

To engage in self-care, persons must have values and capabilities to learn (to know), to decide, and to manage self (to produce and regulate care).

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from Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice
by Marlaine C Smith
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Effective self-care includes paying attention to the ways in which our needs for self-care can change over time, calling us to change course and create new strategies.

“Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide” by Kenneth S. Pope, Melba J. T. Vasquez
from Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide
by Kenneth S. Pope, Melba J. T. Vasquez
Wiley, 2016

Many self-care practices are handed down from generation to generation.

“Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E-Book: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care” by Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig
from Nursing Diagnosis Handbook E-Book: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care
by Betty J. Ackley, Gail B. Ladwig
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Self-care requires forming new habits.

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Self-care is giving ourselves a break from the many different kinds of hard work we do.

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by Jessica Ortner
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What does self-care mean?

“Mending a Shattered Heart” by Stefanie Carnes
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by Stefanie Carnes
Gentle Path Press, LLC, 2014

There are multiple reasons for undertaking assessment of self-care.

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  • Lovely talk. This concept is greatly used in the East. I am blessed to have been introduced as a child through my yoga teacher. Yoga is not just an exercise regime. Yoga is a way of life, discover yourself.. Namaste annmaree ��

  • This is good, but from my experience eating healthy and avoiding comforting things like caffeine, sugar, and alcohol is a battle, much easier said than done. I think people eat unhealthy things because they’re stressed, they don’t cause stress per se but they’re not good for long term health and strength.

  • Hey Kati i love self care and your videos! Thank you so much! My issue is that  i feel like i always take everything to the max. Like i started out like yeah im gonna exercise everyday and eat super healthy and stay on top of all my work but then it just spirals out of control. Like now i have to exercise 2 hours every day and the list of foods that i can eat keeps shrinking and i dont know what to do, like how do i do something with out turning it into a wierd rule or obsession or whatever?

  • Love this! Completely agree with the idea self care shouldn’t have to be super glamorous I talk about it in my latest video on self care! ��✨

  • Yes! She’s talking about the different between pseudo spiritualism based on materialism and real connection and self care. Really great. I wish more people realized how terrible stress is for you, and that the basics nutrition, sleep, movement, stillness are so simple.

  • Thank you so much, concise and motivational, just what I needed to remind myself right now �� and the fact that she mentioned whole foods plant based diet: YES, yes yes ��

  • Wait, we can get medication from Canada through the mail? I’m surprised pharma hasn’t bought lobbyists to close this yet! Better get on this before they find out.

  • Yes! Love this. �� Self-care is my JAM! I coach a lot of clients through developing and prioritizing their self-care routines and the main thing I see is that the more drained, burnt out, anxious, tired, or depressed you are, the less energy you have to do the things that will make you feel better. Just like anything else, it gains momentum and can feel impossible to do what will help us feel better even if we WANT to. It’s important to remember that:

    A) It doesn’t have to be long and involved. It just has to be healthy.

    B) It doesn’t have to look like we’re told self-care looks. It just has to leave us feeling a bit better than when we started.

    C) There are plenty of options.

    We have to focus on doing the things that’ll help you move the needle even just a little bit.

  • She is so right about how just being outside makes you happy and helps with self care. Covid-19 and quarantining has definitely given everyone a new appreciation for the outdoors.

  • Love this! Balancing work, being a dad, being a husband is tough so self care gets pushed down the list. I did a video recently on how surfing has definitely help me with self care. Great content. ❤️❤️

  • Hi Kati! How do I try to fix a friendship with my friend. I have tried to help her in every way possible but she disregards the help. She doesn’t even try to get better. She does everything for attention just so she can get her parents attention. She fakes sick so she does not have to go to school so she can watch Netflix. I don’t know how to be her friend anymore. I told her that I think we need to but our friendship on hold. She is also running my friend group. I just don’t know what to do anymore.

  • Hi Kati! Love your channel! The healthcare field needs more of this! Lately, I’ve been playing my guitar, learning guitar riffs, dancing to funk music, and getting actual rest.

  • Well I always knew about the first one,I hate snooze alarm and people who do that are annoying especially when you have to wake up later than them but you end up being restless and tired like them because they don’t get at all that when you do that you feel much worse,just get up like a normal person ��

  • Now you can understand how much free health means. We, from sri lanka, have to fight for it to protect it from this filthy politicians those who are trying to make us pay for our own health…

  • As someone who has schizophrenia, I need to do all five things you have listed. I also like to do some kind of beauty regimen at everyday, eat mostly plant based during the week and a bed rest once a week.

  • My biggest self care is to get out of the house every day. I live by myself and as a phd student, most of my work can be done at home, but getting out makes me see other people, socialize and establish a healthy routine.

    If you can’t exercise or don’t like the idea of doing the same thing everyday (lile running or gym) what I try to do is be as active as possible during the entire day. Take public transportation, walk from place to place, take the stairs instead of the elevator, when at home, I always try to do something like cleaning the floor, doing the dishes, cooking, etc. This helps me feel more energetic and productive, since I also do a lot of things that would have to be done anyway and I only need a good pair of shoes to start.

    One thing that work for me as well is to not do everything you have to do outside your house in one go, so that you have to get out multiple times during the day.

  • YES!! I’ve used CanadaPharmacy for 10 years now. I get my Abilify and used to get Lamictal from them, it was the only way I could afford them when they were still brand new to the market. It’s STILL the only way I can afford the abilify. It’s a fantastic site and service, and I would recommend CanadaPharmacy to anyone and everyone who has to take expensive meds!

  • I find Wysa app very helpful. Writing down my feelings in it and using its meditations and mindfulness exercises help when I get stuck. When I feel down, anxious or hopeless it pulls me out. It’s not a replacement for therapy but it helps between the sessions.

  • I’ve gone through so much crap that I have mastered self-care techniques and now I treat myself with doing what makes me feel happy and loved, haha. My top favourites are hot baths and jazz music, writing, listening to and/or playing music, dance, friends, comedy TV.

  • I struggle a lot with skin picking, and it causes me so much anxiety and embarrassment. But now I have this evening routine where I every night when changing into my pajamas, I put body lotion on all the parts of my body where I pick my skin. I think it started out as me trying to make the marks go away quicker, but now it’s turned into a nice thing I do to myself every evening to calm down. I’ve also been trying to put lotions on parts of my body I hate because of my eating disorder, which is still quite hard, but I’m getting there. I have a bunch of different lotions I can choose from, maybe I want one with a specific smell, or I feel like I need something a little thicker and more moisturizing or maybe an oil. I’ve recommended incorporating this into their evening routine to many of my friends as well, some of them had said that it’s definitely a good way to let go of the stress from the day!

  • i have m s and glad to see your involved i have ptsd and looking for help.. i haven’t sleep well sence its been trigger beinga attacked at a walmart sat.. in my eletric scooter.. i have no family and most freind are dead or work full time..

  • I hate going to the gym… I know you’re supposed to exercise when you suffer from depression! But a) I don’t like the environment; b) It’s boring; all I ever do is count the minutes before I’m done. c) if you don’t go for a while the results are gone; it’s like a Sisyphus chore where you roll a boulder up a hill—only for it to roll back down again. d) Its sole purpose is to get healthier to be thin, to have a good body, but I have a fortunate body type so I can achieve that with my diet (protein, vegetables & ice cream ��), so why force myself to do something I hate? e) It doesn’t involve learning anything, becoming better at something. It doesn’t give me joy, it doesn’t stimulate me or make me a fuller person (to myself). [Geez, I can come up with a lot of reasons for not going to the gym, heh.]

    So, instead of the dastardly gym I try to find an activity that I might, where I’ll learn an actual skill, something that I’ll get better at—while becoming fit. Like horseback riding—I took lessons every week for ten years. Now, I was nine when I started so obviously it wasn’t for fitness reasons… But for my love for horses. (There is no lovelier animal, they’re magic.) Think you just sit on the horse doing nothing? Not English style, where you do dressage or jump. Where you want the horse to go ‘just so’—which they often don’t want…�� Or, with your not so stellar riding skills, have difficulty achieving.

    Dancing! I started taking classical ballet lessons in my 20s (when I was old enough to stop looking down on ballet as an activity; to us ‘horse girls’ skipping around in a tutu was about as bad as it got). And it was such hard work, more demanding physically than anything I’ve done, really. As a plus, I also found it very meditative! Ballroom is awesome as well. I took a course in all of them (cha-cha-cha, hello) and it was a gas. And salsa! Which has the huge plus of being something I’ll actually have a decent chance to use. At home, to disco music. Also, at clubs here in New York; Puerto Ricans. And it’s not that hard! (I thought.) It only has a few basic moves.�� Dude. Of course it has any number of moves, don’t be a buffoon. Great exercise; my legs in the beginning would just about buckle at the end of the class (1.5 hs); incourageingly though, already at the 3rd class I noticed a difference. Loved it; it got me out of the house, and it was a scheduled activity. Also, there are coupons. ��

  • Amen to self-care!!!!!!!!!! So important for our mental health! Check out my new Take Care Tuesday series!!! Love you channel Kati!

  • Oh cool!! I have insurance for my meds but my dog takes seizure meds, glaucoma drop and stuff for her ears. No insurance for that! And it costs a fortune!! I’m going to check that pharmacy out. Thanks Kati

    As for the other stuff, sleep is my problem which doesn’t help the depression. I can get to sleep using melatonin but I’m sorta addicted to YouTube on my phone. I keep saying well this video is in nine minute…and then I see another, what’s 15 more minutes when it’s already 2am? Okay just one last video. They don’t have 12 step programs for iPhone addiction!

  • Withdrawal from medication is real. I was in the hospital for a bit too long (in my opinion) and when I came I stopped having my medicine. That first day was awful, I felt horrible, really grumpy and moody and angry at the world. If I had taken my medication that probably wouldn’t have happened, so talk to your doc before stopping!

  • Self care is for people who aren’t overloaded in survival mode…. Care?
    Nobody cares. I can’t pay that much attention to ME anymore.
    I look forward to those times again. But I have been like a fucking mouse on a wheel. And there is an evil group of scientists and students not allowing me to stop.
    I’m escaping finally. I am so angry. I do know time and action will make it better. I have no where to live. It’s fucked.

  • thx for this ha bisky vid and when did canada being able to sell drugs to americans become legal

    i know people have been illegally buying drugs from canada for years but legally this is new i even thought it got struct down in the obamacare bill to do this (i thought it was only some states that made this legal and that the federal government part of things were pissed about it)

  • This really doesn’t have anything to do with this video but it’s your latest one so I was hoping for some advice. I was married for 15 years. I found out that my husband was cheating on me. This was so traumatizing for me because I trusted him with everything in me. Then we go thru a rough divorce which was also very traumatizing. Well now that I’m trying to date again, and I had 2 bad relationships with them because they took advantage of my feelings, broke promises, and just never made me feel loved like my ex husband did in the beginning of our relationship when I had no doubt that he loved me. And it’s just messing with my relationships because I can’t trust and I question everything. I drive them away. I also have depression which doesn’t help either but all this gets in the way of me being who I was before my husband cheated on me when it was easier to trust. I just can’t be comfortable like I used to be. I know I’m broken. How can I get back like I used to be and just relax and have a good time and not over think every little thing? And I also know my depression has gotten worse. So any advice on what I can do?

  • I like to get together with friends on Tuesday nights to play d&d. It helps me to relax and be creative and yes even get a few laughs. Unfortunately I’m also living with my mother right now and she has 0 understanding to how important my nights with my friends are to me

  • Hey Kati, how do we get used to taking care of ourselves and our dreams even when that level of security just didnt feel acceptable or nurtured but rather destroyed in the family. I hope that makes sense but it can feel uncomofrtable and perhaps dangerous, rather than what it should b freeing and comforting….. I guess unhealthy individuals are frightened of that state and dont want you to feel that? Let me know if you have an opinion. Im trying to let myself know that it is safe even if it wasnt in the past, Im okay now, and that it is possible even if its not reflected or seen as a stable way of living. Thanks Kati xx

  • Thank you for your videos. They are extremely helpful. I suffer from PTSD, TBI and I also am about a year away from getting my masters in mft, and your videos help me understand the subjects when the books are too confusing.

  • I always make sure to take my meds at the same time. But I’m just getting a refill on my meds and it’s been 3 days almost 4 since I haven’t taken them and withdrawals is always the thing I worry about. I just need to get back on track with my meds!