Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
Self-care is essential for overall health, especially after the trauma of domestic or sexual violence. It is critical in the process of healing and taking care of your body and mind. Some examples of self-care include surrounding yourself with positivity, focusing on your physical needs, rebuilding mental health, and learning how to take “time outs” when needed.
Ideas for Physical Self-Care
–Exercise regularly (yoga, running, swimming, walking, horseback riding, biking, weight-lifting, dancing, etc)
Ideas for Emotional Self-Care
Remember to take time for yourself and work on self-care, even if seems difficult to implement into your life. Make your self-care routine specific to your needs and interests. If you are having a hard time with self-care, consider scheduling daily self-care time in a planner or in an agenda.