International Self Care Day – July 24th, 2018
Self-care is the caring of yourself. Caring for yourself helps to establish and maintain good health, and prevents and manages any chronic disease. Self-care helps us to maintain a healthy relationship with ourselves and others, it helps to boost self-esteem, self-confidence and positive feelings. Self-care can also help manage our stress.
Self-care strategies are varied and include eating healthy foods and food portions, exercising daily, and management of stress. Self-care is also the self-management of chronic disease. An example of self care is if you have a chronic disease such as diabetes your health care team supports you in the management of your diabetes. These supports assist you in the understanding of diabetes but also how to self management your diabetes. Self management strategies is understanding how and when to do home glucose monitoring, what are the steps to avoid hypoglycemia and what to do if you do have low glucose readings.
Self-care makes you the “driver of your own health train”. Self-care empowers you with the knowledge and actions to keep you healthy and allows you to have the best quality of life. There is no one-size-fits all approach to self- care. It can look different for every single person and can even differ for you day to day.
Some self-care quotes
“Self-care is 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.”
“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”
What are some examples of self-care that we could do in Kenora
- Watch a beautiful sunset
- Walking on the Harbourfront
- Lie on a beach
- Go for a kayak or boat ride/paddle boat.
- Go to one of the many free summer concerts
- Listen to the loons
- Do a puzzle
And so forth
Many more self-care resources and suggestions online.
Give yourself a hug today!!