dreamstime_xxl_34134856Self-care is absolutely necessary for your success and effectiveness in honoring your personal and professional commitments. Self-care can be many things, but it should always make you a healthier person. As a trusted and safe source of counseling in Boulder, CO, we see quite a few people who fail to put effort into themselves and practice self-care because they’re putting all of their effort into something else.

Simple self-care techniques because you have everything to gain:

Learn how to say no.

It is life-altering when you learn how to say no when you need to. This doesn’t mean you say no every time someone asks for a favor. It’s about setting boundaries. If saying no at times means saying yes to your health and well-being, then don’t be afraid to say no. Setting boundaries is about having the courage to love yourself, even when we risk disappointing other people. Remember, you can’t base your own worthiness on someone else’s approval.

Give yourself permission to have fun.

Take some time, even if it’s just 10 minutes, to laugh and have fun each day. What do you enjoy doing? What brings you pleasure? It doesn’t matter if you’re by yourself or with others. We even suggest switching up your fun activities so you always have something to look forward to.

Eat the right things.

Remember, when you eat well, you aren’t only nourishing your body, you’re also nourishing your mind. You’ll find the effort you put into eating healthier will become less of an effort when you begin to feel the positive effects.
Today is the perfect day to set your self-care into motion. Take time for yourself, learn how to say no, and eat smart. Looking for some more help with managing your stress or anything else? Give Dr. Sunda Friedman TeBockhorst a call today!