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30-Day Discipline Experiment – Day 22

Some people are really good at self-care and some people are not.  I’m about a A-/B+.  It’s my life’s work.

If you’re not familiar with the term, self-care is about how well you take care of yourself (and your family). 

Here are several elements of self-care:

  • Getting enough sleep.
  • Eating health enhancing foods.
  • Getting enough exercise.
  • Doing preventative self-checks.
  • Getting age-appropriate preventive screening tests.
  • Visiting a health care professional when you can’t solve a health problem on your own–when it’s too serious for self-care.
  • Having positive self-talk.
  • Minimizing or eliminating smoking and excessive drinking or other drug use.
  • Taking care of your body and relaxing with a massage, pedicure, hot bath, etc.
  • Taking time out just for you, just because.
  • Balancing time alone and time with others.
  • Balancing work and play.
  • Having a positive self-image (or working towards it).
  • Telling the truth (to yourself and to others).
  • Acknowledging your innate gifts and talents.
  • Being grateful for all that you are, all that you give, and all that you receive.
  • Feeding your spirit.

How would you rate your self-care?  Tell us at the comment link below.

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  1. Anne says:

    I’m a believer in self-care. July is the mid-check point for what’s working and where improvements are needed.

    One of the sweetest compliments I’ve had was from a close friend in declining health said that she knew she’d get better if she came to stay at my home.

    You are either really glad to be a family member, or not, when I’m pushed to the limits and pull together my support system to raise the bar on being well. My husband was the recipient of one of those moments this week when we met with our chiropractor to take care of a recurring disruption. Every one is on the same page with marked improvement.

    Excellent post.

  2. I love the compliment for you Anne. Very telling about your healing qualities. Cheryl

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