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Self-Care . . . It's the mindset of being kind

By: Vicky Schleeter

Taking Time to RELAX!

Self-Care . . . It is the habits that we practice and the activities that we do . . . it is the mindset of being kind to ourselves, just as we would be kind to others.

Taking care of ourselves not only reduces stress and increases the production of those hormones that make us feel so good, but also helps to lower our blood pressure, improve our mood, and reduce tension and pain.

Many of us were taught to put others first before meeting our own needs only to find ourselves becoming B-U-R-N-E-D - O-U-T and S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D in our personal and professional lives.

Taking the time for healthy self-care activities allows us to rejuvenate and energize.

Learning how to be “self-ish” and taking care of our needs first is imperative (not to be confused with “selfish” or self-centeredness). Think Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: physiological, safety, belongingness and love, esteem, and self-actualization. Only when our needs are met do we become fulfilled and are then able to truly give to others.

What self-care activities are you currently doing

to enhance each area of your life?

~ What type of self-care are you needing at this particular moment . . .

Physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or other?

~ What self-care activities are you currently doing to enhance each area of your life?

~ How will you add new self-care activities in your life that corresponds with your specific

self-care needs?

~ Are you ready to move forward? ~ How will you move forward?

Through us working together, you will begin to recognize situations and people that bring stress in your life and you will discover which of your needs are not being met. Next, you will begin to create a new mindset and discover self-care habits and practices unique for you.

How will you feel physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually when your needs are being met?

If you are ready to move forward and learn stress management techniques and additional self-care habits, I would love to have a meaningful conversation with you! Connect with me at

Hugs, Vicky

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