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The Importance of Self-Care for Your Whole Health

POSTED BY: Florida Hospital

We can help mend what's broken and heal what hurts, but you’re our partner, too. Find out how self-care can support your whole health. 

Whole-person care includes our emotional, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. It impacts how we think, feel, and act. It also helps decide how we face challenges, relate to our loved ones, and guides our actions. We are here to care for you in body, mind, and spirit, and encourage you to make the same commitment to yourself by making self-care a priority. Here are some tips to take care from within.

Practice mindfulness

When we engage in self-care practices and dig deep within ourselves, we create time for self-reflection and we are provided with the tools we need to sustain a positive outlook. This allows us to realize our self-worth, overcome difficulties, work productively, and make impactful contributions to our surrounding communities. We may gain the tools we need to better face challenging situations and we are more resilient to negative emotions and behavior. And there’s a bigger benefit, too.

When our mind and spirit are strong, our bodies become healthier in return. It is vital to our whole health that we take time to ground our self into a self-care routine. Get in the habit of setting aside time for some “me” time. Be present with yourself and pause from technology and interruptions. If you struggle with the practice of self-care and don’t even know where to begin, try starting with prayer – praying helps us stay grounded in our faith.

Through prayer, we are able to dive deeper into gratitude and our life’s purpose. Not only does prayer help us develop skills like gratitude and compassion, but this practice is a way of handing your worries to God and trusting in a higher power.

Learn how to love yourself how you love others – value who you are, treat yourself how you would like to be treated by others, avoid self-criticism, and feed your body, mind, and spirit with kindness and positivity.