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Self-Care: Fill Your Cup!

We have all heard about self-care, but why is it important? Self-care is a purposeful activity in which the focus is caring for our mental, physical, and emotional health. Often times, we all get caught up in our busy day to day lives and neglect to make time to care for ourselves. But, why? Why do we keep giving and giving to others without giving to ourselves first?


One of our favorite quotes:


Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it

allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.

-Eleanor Brown


So, what counts as self-care?


Our favorite activities include:

· Walking the dog or with the kids

· Hot baths or steam baths

· Going to the gym or trying new fitness classes

· Spending time with family and friends

· Reading


Other self-care activities:

· Write in a journal

· Volunteer for a cause meaningful to you

· Make a gratitude list

· Take a fresh air break

· Meditate or listen to guided visualization

· Cuddle with pets

· Treat yourself to a nice meal

· Take a nap

· Listen to music

· Practice yoga

· Lay in the grass

· Go for a nature walk

· Photography

· Read a good book

· Write a blog

· Try a new hobby

· Have an adventure day

· Get a massage

· Buy yourself flowers

· Turn off electronic devices

· Have a movie marathon

· Play a game

· Dance

· Wear something that makes you feel confident

· Browse your local music store or bookstore

· Join a support group

· Have a game night with friends

· Work in the garden

· Get creative: draw, paint, write a song, or cook a new meal


If you cannot find something that sparks your interest on this list—call us! Burn out is a very real and destructive thing. Life can be, and often is, overwhelming, but what we do to negate that is very important. Enter: self-care. Please, please, please, do not put self-care aside. Are we experts at employing it in our daily lives? Not quite, but we try!


Happy Sunday!



Self-care activities adapted from the University of Calgary.

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