Six Types of Self-Care
There are six types of self-care: emotional, physical, social, practical, mental, and spiritual.
Activities that help you connect, process, and reflect on a full range of emotions.
Examples: Seeing a therapist, writing in a journal, creating art, playing music etc.
Tasks you complete that fulfill core aspects of your life in order to prevent future stressful situations.
Examples: Creating a budget, taking professional development classes, organizing your closet, etc.
Activities you do that improve the well-being of your physical health.
Examples: Taking a walk during lunch breaks, sleeping eight hours a day, staying hydrated, etc.
Any activity the stimulates your mind or your intellect.
Examples: Reading a book, solving a puzzle, playing chess, going to a museum, etc.
Activities that nurtures and deepens the relationships with people in your life.
Examples: Brunch with friends, going on a date, making time to call your mom regularly, etc.
Spiritual Self Care
Activities that nurtures your spirit and allows you to think bigger than yourself. Spiritual self care does not have to be religious, although for some it is.
Examples: Meditation, yoga, going to a place of worship, be in nature, dedicate time for self-reflection, etc.