We have all heard at one point or another that self-care is important and feel guilty or bad when we don’t take time for ourselves, but Erin Shepard says that needs to stop.
Erin believes that self-care also needs to be self-sustaining to maintain that, the key is to think simple and small. She suggested using this recipe for self-care to create your own self-care tools.
- Your five senses have power to anchor your mind and body in ways no other product or tool can. It’s our built in self soothing system!
Self-care begins by intentionally combining your senses. Have a premade list of ideas as a resource. Develop the skills under peaceful times so the skill is familiar and can be put into action during stressful times as well. Practice different skills frequently multiple times a day.
Erin also explained that self-care in its many forms increases our ability to exercise self-compassion. Self-compassion empowers us to sustain emotional health long term.
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