Self care is a popular topic of all time, but it is often explained poorly. Self care is taking care of yourself at every stage and from every aspect of your life. It is all necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, self-initiated, and deliberate. However, self care has a different meaning for different people and different things to different people. Self-care is a broad term that includes just about anything you to do be good to yourself. In short, it’s about being as kind to yourself as you would be to others.
According to W.H.O. Self-care is “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to endorse health, maintain health, prevent disease, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider”. However, it’s important to note that not everything that feels good to you and your mind is self-care. We can all be tempted to use unhealthy coping mechanisms like drugs, eating disorders or overeating, and risk-taking. These self-destructive activities help us to regulate challenging emotions, but its temporary, and relief is not permanent.
Self-care is very necessary because you can help others if you are having a strong grip on personal self-care. You can live a dream life by practicing all types of self cares. Here are some different types of self-care everyone must know to live a healthy and happy life. I hope you will enjoy the read and will take interest in the self-care activities.
1. Physical Self care:
Physical self-care as the name shows is the type of self-care that includes physical activities. Fulfilling all the basic physical needs of your body comes in a physical type of self-care. Pampering your body and exercising is one of the most important factors of physical self-care. In short, doing all the things which make your body feels good. Pampering, Exercising, jogging, cycling are some of the beneficial physical self-care activities.
2. Emotional self care:
Emotional self care is the processing of emotions in a healthy way. Fill your mind with positive energy and cultivate emotional intelligence up to the highest level. High Emotional Intelligence will help you navigate the social intricacy of the workplace, lead and motivate others, and excel in your practical life career. Having a good coping mechanism upon your Emotions is necessary. Feeling your feelings is called emotional self-care. High Emotional self-care will also help you read other emotions before they express it by reading their face impression and eye contact.
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3. Emotional self care:
Personal self care is getting known to yourself. Who you are? Why are you? What is the purpose behind your creation and born in this Globe. Trying new things are needed to get something unbelievable. Spend some time alone and observe happenings all around. Personal self care says that spare time for hobbies which gives you personal and mental satisfaction. Besides all these personal self-care emphases on one must also have goals for oneself.
4. Social self care:
Getting the amount of Social self care that feels good. Creating good boundaries around your personality can help you become the best social self-care individual. Working on friendship is the first step towards Social self-care. Bringing politeness in your talking and broad-mindedness can help you build a strong social community around you. Someone has rightly said that more you will bring politeness and softness in your personality the more you will be likable.
5. Spiritual self care:
Spiritual self care is figuring out your beliefs. Sparing some time for Prayer on a daily basis is essential for Spiritual self-care. In my opinion, everyone must start his day with prayers at their first priority. We should praise the Almighty Allah at the start of the day for all His blessings. Reading books on spirituality is also the best way to get spiritual relaxation. Seeking a community of beliefs to enhance your spiritual and strengthen your beliefs. Challenge your spiritual ideals.
6. Practical self care:
Practical self care helps you to fulfill your daily life requirements along with Finances. Chores and everyday jobs are examples of practical self care. We can help strengthen practical self care by establishing healthy work boundaries.
I hope you will spare time for your self care and will prefer it over all the daily needs of life. Practice self care activities and feel the difference. Focus on self care and add values to others’ lives.
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