What is self-care? Self-care is providing love and care for you by you. It is treating yourself kindly and being mindful of your physical, emotional and psychological well-being.
So is self-care important? It is if we want:
- to avoid burn out by running ourselves into the ground with too many obligations
- to avoid compassion fatigue by not asking for support when it is needed
- to avoid stress related illnesses
Self-care isn’t just knowing it’s important, it is crucial for our over-all well-being.