Self-Care: A Practice in Patience
This month's newsletter is all about self-care. Just a few short years ago, if you were to mention "self-care" to the average individual they might have given you a confused look, but nowadays it comes up all the time in casual conversation. "I need to focus more on self-care" or "My self-care routine is really on track" are not off-the-wall comments anymore. Yay for that!
So what does self-care mean to you? Everyone does at least something to care for him or herself, and everyone has something that they'd like to add to their routine or be more consistent with. So first think about what you ARE doing.
... have a consistent sleep schedule?
... get regular massage or energy work?
... eat healthfully?
... have a balanced exercise routine?
... drink plenty of water?
... engage regular in activities that you enjoy?
... do regular self-massage? (See "Clinical Corner" below for info on foam rolling info and my YouTube video demo debut!)
This is by no means an exhaustive list but are just some examples of self-care activities. Again, what do YOU do to care for yourself?
Perhaps there is something you'd like to add to your self-care routine, and I am happy to support you by checking in on self-care goals when you come in. Just ask!
No matter what your self-care routine, the most important self-care practice is being kind, gentle, and patient with yourself. Indeed this is the highest form of self-care there is.