Not having a self-care strategy is a luxury we can no longer afford. The pace of life, our western thinking and behaviors demand that we develop a self-care strategy to be the healthiest version of our selves we can be. In today’s podcast, Dawn brings together the four components and the four supports for developing a healthy self-care plan. So, what is your self-care strategy?
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”
Dawn announces a new Self-Care course she is currently creating. This course that will take you on a deep dive and help you develop a powerful plan of mindful self-care for times of stress, transition and trauma.
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In this final episode of the 4 part series on Self-Care, Dawn brings things together including the four categories–Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually (discussed in the last podcast) along with the four supports—Challenges, Early warning system, Self-expression, & Community (discussed in this podcast). Without these supports, it could be even more difficult for you to enter and/or maintain your self-care strategy.
The Four Supports to Developing and Using a Healthy Self-Care Plan
• Know yourself. Take notice and name what could prevent you from making the choice for
2. Early warning system
• Measure your monthly, weekly, daily or even hourly stress levels–this is an important skill to
• Notice your proverbial cup. Is it overflowing or is it bone dry? Slow down your typical energies
in order to increase your self-care—to exchange the emptying progression with increasing
the refilling process.
• It is critical that you read the signs! What are your symptoms/tells/red flags that alert you
before you reach empty?
• Use our “yes’s” and our “no’s.”
• Pay attention to how your body may need to express itself to get the most out of your self-care-
move, dance, exercise, sit, laydown, stretch, rest.
• You need community to help you along in life, speak truth into your life, and to encourage you
as you learn and practice your self-care skills.
• You were meant to be community in such a way that you have another’s back, you know when
to ask for help, and you know when to offer help
• You are not meant to do life on your own, in isolation.
Ps 119:59, Ps 4:4, 1 Cor 11:28, Eph 3:17-19, Phil 1:9-11, James 5:12; Rom 12:4-5, Ps 133:1, Heb 10:24-25
Having a self-care strategy is no longer a luxury you are afforded. The pace of life, western thinking, and behaviors demand that you develop a self-care strategy in order to be the healthiest version of yourself you can be. What is your self-care strategy?
If you would like a guide to help you develop you own unique and powerful self-care strategy, please make sure to sign up for more information here, and be on the look-out for a self-care course coming soon!