"One of my biggest pet peeves is when self-care and wellness are assumed to be eating leafy greens and exercising or bath bombs/face masks/wine nights. It's SO much MORE than that.
1. Taking Care of Your Body. This can be engaging in physical activity regularly. Sleeping 7-8 hours per night. Eating food that is energizing
2. Taking Care of Your Values and Beliefs. This looks like understanding your own values, ethics, beliefs, and respecting others. This might be connecting to a spiritual community if you're interested in it.
3. Taking Care of Your Future Goals. This could be setting and meeting academic and career goals in a way that does not compromise your mental health. It may also be challenging yourself to new life experiences. Maybe it's even having supportive peers with similar goals.
4. Take Care of Your Mind. This could be accepting yourself for who you are, valuing self-exploration, having a positive outlook, managing stress effectively, going to therapy, or journaling
5. Taking Care of Your Relationships and Society. This could be budgeting time to spend with loved ones or maintaining traditions and rituals.
6. Taking Care of Your Finances. This might look like living within your means, developing long-term and short-term financial goals, budgeting.
7. Taking Care of What's Around You. This is developing safe habits to avoid accidents, enjoying time in nature, cleaning up your living spaces.
Source: Adams & colleagues (2010). Conceptualization and measurement of the spiritual and psychological dimensions of wellness in a college population. Journal of American College Health"