What Is Self-Care?

By Delphia: Self-care is the personal practice of healthcare management without the direct help of a licensed medical professional. In healthcare, self-care is any human regulatory activity that is under individual voluntary control, conscious and intentional, for the good of the welfare of the person. The practice of self-care involves an action or attempt to maintain the well-being of the person.

There are many forms of self-care, such as exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, exercising at least one day a week, and simply maintaining a healthy state. The important thing about self-care is that it involves an internal state of wellness.


Self-care is an essential part of maintaining and achieving health. However, it is important that you find ways to express and practice your interest in taking care of yourself. For those who take time out from their jobs and their family life to care for themselves, the results can be wonderful. Studies have shown that self-care has a significant impact on a person’s physical and mental health.

Many of us know someone who makes poor food choices and does not exercise, takes in too much stress at work, and generally doesn’t put much into their daily self care routine. You may think that this person couldn’t care less about their own health because they are unable to meet their daily needs. However, if you look closely, you will see that they may actually be suffering from serious health complications, such as high blood pressure, chronic depression, and even a heart attack.

If you want to maintain your health, then it is essential that you start to take better care of yourself. Many of us overlook our own health because we are so focused on taking care of others. This is a mistake though, as poor self care can lead to more serious health complications later on. Your body needs to be cared for daily, just like it needs daily exercise and nutrition.

Learning to take care of yourself begins with making a list of all of your wants and needs. Write down everything that you want to improve about your body, and what aspects of your life you would like to improve. Once you have made this list, you need to write down a daily schedule of when you will take care of yourself. Then, after you have done this for a few weeks, you can compare your progress to your schedule and see where there are areas that you are falling short of.

One area that many people forget to take care of is exercise. Exercise releases endorphins into the brain, making you feel good. It also boosts your immune system, which can protect you against colds and flu. As an added bonus, exercise also helps you fall asleep faster at night, which can also benefit your overall health. As you can see, when you care for yourself through self-care routines, you can get the most out of life. 

You will be happier, healthier, and have more energy throughout the day.


Love and Light,


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