Self-care is a term that is cropping up a lot these days, from the government, healthcare services and just in the news – but it may not be too clear what is actually being said when people talk about ‘self-care’.
It’s important to emphasize from the start that self-care is not the same as no care. When self-care is mentioned or recommended, it is an invitation to you to become the most important part of your own health and well being, not a dismissal or a refusal of help. Self-care means that you take control and responsibility for your health, well being and lifestyle. It means that you can maintain your independence and not become reliant on other services or individuals.
Self-care is about being empowered. By self-caring for life you will be improving your health and well being – forever.