Practice What You Preach: Prioritize Self-Care

In the healthcare industry, we spend much of our time telling others how important self care is. But have you ever questioned if you are taking the time to take care of yourself? I’m sure you’re aware that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We want to remind you of the value of practicing what you preach. It’s time to prioritize self-care and nurture your own well-being.

Self-care isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a vital, tangible aspect of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. We understand that life and work can get busy. But, by forgetting about our own self care, we greatly reduce our ability to show up fully for others.

This week, we want to provide you with some self-care tips that can make a real difference in your daily life. It’s time to refocus, recharge, and replenish your own energy reserves. At Asheville Academy, we like to say “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”

Take a moment to reflect on your own routine.

Are you taking time for yourself each day?

Are you engaging in activities that bring you joy?

If your answer is no, let’s change that. Here are some self-care tips we use to keep us going:

  1. Practice Mindfulness: Take a few moments each day to be present and invite a sense of calm. Engage in mindfulness techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. Taking a quick walk outside does wonders!
  2. Prioritize Your Well-Being: Make sure you are getting enough rest, moving your body regularly, and fueling it with nourishing foods.
  3. Unplug and Recharge: Set boundaries with technology and create designated times to disconnect. Engage in activities that allow you to unwind, such as reading, taking a bath, or indulging in a hobby you love.
  4. Cultivate Connections: Nurture your relationships by spending quality time with loved ones, joining supportive communities, and seeking emotional support when needed. Connection is essential for our well-being.
  5. Pursue Passion: Carve out time for activities that bring you joy. Whether it’s pursuing a creative outlet, exploring new hobbies, or investing in personal growth, make space for what lights you up.

It’s important to remember, self-care is the opposite of selfish. It should be part of our daily routine to aid in our ability to continually show up for others.

Wishing you a week filled with self-care, rejuvenation, and a renewed sense of purpose.