7 Areas of Self-Care

September is officially Self-Care Month and what better time to take a closer look at how you can take better care of your whole self. It’s not just about going to the spa and unplugging but looking at the many dimensions that make up your most wonderful self.


Here are 7 Areas of Self-Care and How You Can Care for Each:



How we move, fuel and treat our body

  • Involves moving your body (exercise)

  • Eating well balanced meals (nutrition)

  • Sleeping

  • Flossing

  • Drinking Water

  • Managing Stress

  • Going to the doctor for preventative care

  • Going to the dentist



How we connect with others

  • Having a strong social network of support

  • Asking for support

  • Reaching out for check ins or a laugh

  • Carving out time to get together

  • Letting go of relationships that don’t serve you



How you care for your external environment

  • Organizing and cleaning up your bedroom, kitchen, or bathroom

  • Recycling 

  • Donating clothes you don’t use

  • Weeding, cleaning up the back yard

  • Letting go of things that don’t serve you


How you invest and care for your present and future money

  • Living within your financial means

  • Planning for financial health

  • Determining wants v. needs

  • Contributing to savings

  • Keeping your word with your budget


How we express and channel our feelings

  • Sharing how we feel with trusted network of friends

  • Journaling

  • Asking for what we need

  • Requesting and receiving help

  • Allowing feelings to be felt



How we engage our mental curiosity

  • Explore new ideas

  • Learn a new skill

  • Try a new approach

  • Read for pleasure

  • Research a new concept

  • Ask curious questions



How we process and understand our beliefs, values and ethics

  • Meditation

  • Quiet time spent writing and questioning

Self-Care doesn’t need to be time-consuming or expensive. It is a choice that puts your care at the forefront, so that you can show up at your best for others and yourself. The act of the choice in itself is self-care, so feel free to create your own list of activities and most importantly HAVE FUN!