We normally live and work for our family and dependents and we need a long life to be able to carry out this noble purpose as long as necessary; but life happens only once. Practice self-care to prolong your life and avoid burnout. As a therapist, you are often in contact with people who are not feeling well and they could drain out your energy.
Take care of your physical self Take care of your mental health Take care of your emotions Take care of your spirituality Do something good for yourself too. Get a massage, a manicure, pedicure, and style your hair Try the spa and sauna Eat healthy foods. – improve your health and increase energy and keep medical costs down Consult with your doctor to make sure you are in the right plan Get regular medical care for illness prevention Dance, swim, walk, play sports, sing, run. We all need to exercise. Get enough sleep Take a vacation Read fun literature Write a journal Say no to extra, burdensome responsibilities Spend time with others whose company you enjoy Play with children, play with pets Find things to make you laugh Spend time with nature Find a spiritual connection or community Be aware of the value of non-material things in life Meditate, sing, and pray. Resources:
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