Self-care is the practice of taking deliberate action to preserve or improve one’s own health. It is taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. Self-care is individual. It is a choice to regularly engage in the activities that you require to gain or maintain an optimal level of personal overall health.
Evolve to Live founded Self-Care Awareness Month to raise awareness of the incredible benefits of individual self-care. When practiced regularly, self-care creates significant personal, social and economic benefits. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared Self-Care Awareness Month to be observed annually in September beginning in 2017.
Self Care Quotes:
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” – Unknown
“Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”
“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” – Unknown
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer
“When we self-regulate well, we are better able to control the trajectory of our emotional lives and resulting actions based on our values and sense of purpose.” – Amy Leigh Mercree
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” -Deborah Day
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Unknown
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
– Anne Lamott
“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen
“Self love is asking yourself what you need – everyday – and then making sure you receive it.” – Unknown
“Allow yourself to enjoy each happy moment in your life.” – Steve Maraboli
“Self-care is how you take your power back.” – Lalah Delia
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale
“No more martyring myself.” – Sharon E. Rainey
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde
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Nicki Sanders, MSW, is a travel and cupcake lover with a passion for self-discovery and career advancement. She has a strong background in developing and managing interns and successful internship programs. She is an accomplished manager, professor, coach, trainer, and group facilitator who has packaged her Master of Social Work degree and 20 years of diverse work experience into Packaged For Success Enterprises, a full-service training and professional development company.
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