Do you “Pay Yourself First” by Practicing Self-care?
This is the question posed by Resilience expert, Sandy Davis.
The ability to bounce back is both a challenge and a necessity during times of uncertainty and stress. Are you doing what you can to take care of yourself?
Davis provides a quick self-assessment to help you answer this question.
We may wish for a quick fix or instant solution. But, according to Davis, “the breadth and depth of your set of resilience responses will depend on what you practice regularly”. It’s what we do every day and over time that makes the biggest difference.
The 3 regular self-care practices that Davis proposes as the foundation to developing resilience are:
- A daily centering practice
- A regular practice of aerobic exercise
- A daily creative practice
Are you already doing one or more on a regular basis? Is there one that you want to practice more often? What differences do you notice when you practice self-care?
If you do not yet include any of these practices in your daily routine, which is most appealing? Start there.
Look out for an upcoming post on how to get started. Share your experiences on what works for you and how you keep up your practice.
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