Understand the Concept of Self-care and How to Implement it into Your Everyday Life
These days, we see the term ‘self-care’ thrown around quite often on social media. Most have a rough but similar definition: personal indulgences during difficult situations in life. The complication is that it sometimes becomes an avoidance of the problem, or that it becomes too indulgent that it creates imbalance, or that we are over-reliant on one type of self-care that it stops being self-care. So how do you take care of yourself better?
Alister Tieng of Relate Counselling is here to instruct you on having a clear understanding of ‘Self-care,’ how to apply it in your life and its different types: physical needs, emotional needs, spiritual needs, social needs and even distractions. We need to fulfill all these different needs and Alister is here to help you identify them.
Because we have not been properly trained to process our thoughts and emotions, we get uncomfortable with them and we push them into our mental closet. One of the key aims of self-care is to become more self-aware – to process our thoughts and emotions better. For instance, if something bad happens or you had a bad day, self-care can assist you in processing them so you don’t carry it with you for the day or the week, the month and for some, unfortunately, for years.
Ultimately, the aim of self-care is not to directly remove your life’s problems but to give you the best possible chance of solving them. If you’re going through a struggle and you practice self-care, you would be more likely to be mentally, emotionally and physically prepared to tackle it.
[A condensed version of this class will be taught for Mavens’ Homelife]