Self-Care: 3 Practical Tips to Restore Your Well-Being

by | Apr 19, 2017 | Blog | 2 comments

Do you forget to take care of yourself?


I know you’re busy. But think about it…


Self-care is a peculiar, mysterious concept for a lot of us. For one thing, you may feel selfish putting yourself first. Paradoxically, you gain with greater accomplishments. In the final analysis, taking care of ourselves is important to remain fully alive and healthy.



Everyday Self-Care

When you practice health-giving activities — eating well, exercising, sleeping, and social interaction, you develop resiliency. Specifically, resilience is your ability to bounce back from setbacks. On the whole, resilience has a positive effect throughout your life.

Self-care also includes taking care of your emotional and mental well-being. For the most part, energy motivates us in work and at play.

Notably, the topic of energy comes up often — usually in a negative way: lack of energy. To illustrate, we ask questions in this way: “why am I so tired?” “how can I manage my energy?” and “how do I refuel?

To put it differently, think of yourself as a machine – say a car. Remember, when a car runs out of fuel, it simply doesn’t go any more. Yep. It stops. And you have to feed it — with gasoline. Like that car, we must fuel up to reach our destination. To put it differently, if we want to avoid needing a complete overhaul, our fuel includes taking care of ourselves.

Above all, nurturing your spirit is vital to maintaining your physical and emotional health. Accordingly, your how is an individual consideration. In other words, act in ways that feel most real to who you are and who you want to be.


What is Your Self-Care Strategy?

In the first place, successful self-care means finding what restores your energy. As a result, we can’t apply cookie-cutter techniques, or someone else’s solution from a book or blog post (even this one). Ultimately, we must explore what is uniquely right for ourselves.


3 Self-Care Resources

As a start, the following 3 articles offer starting points. Occasionally, someone else’s idea can spark a personal solution,

  1. Declutter. Recycle something in your wardrobe that you don’t love or regularly wear. (Clutter)
  2. Goof around. Call on your inner child and let her/him run wild. Jump rope, build a fort, or play hide-and-go-seek. (HappyRightNow)
  3. Take a nap. Ten to twenty minutes can give you energy for the rest of the day. (BenefitsofNapping)


Easy Self-Care Activities

This short video, offers 9 self-care avenues to explore:


My name is Jacqueline Gikow. Above all, I believe in your ability to challenge your current behavior. In fact, my health & wellness coaching is focused on your strengths. Significantly, you want to act differently and flourish. I just happen to offer an approach that is straightforward and realistic.

I am also a personal trainer who understands bodies, and how to support people who may not like working out. Consequently, I make it easy for you progress from a reluctant to willing exerciser, without joining a gym (unless you want to).

I believe I can point you in the right direction.

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