September is Self-Care Awareness Month
September is a time to focus on taking care of ourselves and making ourselves a priority. It is important and essential for our well-being. True self-care if keeping yourself the focus of your own life. It’s paying attention to how you feel, communicating clearly, and speaking up for yourself – no guilt allowed!
Most people describe self-care as a series of actions that you can take to improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Self-care allows you to establish a positive (or renewed) mindset that translates to good feelings and emotions for yourself and those around you. It helps to improve your outlook of yourself and lower stress.
Use this month to start adding self-care into your daily routine and make some time for you!
The Morning Buzz put together a listing for 50 things that you can do for self-care but some examples are:
Meditate in a quiet place
Have a mini declutter session
Read an enriching book – the Library can help with this!
Take a long, warm bath
Go for a long walk
Get a massage
Have a dance party
Write down 10 things you’re grateful for
Journal to release your thoughts
And many more…
Self- Care Resources in the Library or on Overdrive/Libby:
Self-Care Resources Online:
Self-Care Assessment – how often do you participate in self-care activities
Self-Care Assessment Worksheet & Developing a Self-Care Plan – from Brown University
Self-Care Assessment Worksheet – from I Care – University of Pennsylvania
Self-Care Action Plan – from SeetheTriumph.org
Self-Care Wheel for Ideas on Activities to Do