A Therapist Takes Her Own Advice


August 31, 2020 Rebekah Shackney Season 1 Episode 18
A Therapist Takes Her Own Advice
Show Notes

Right now, so many people are chronically stressed and this takes a huge toll on mental as well as physical health. As a result, the term self-care gets thrown around a lot. In this bonus episode, my producer/husband David Shackney and I demystify selfcare. We discuss what it is, why it’s important and how to practice it. 


Self-care is anything that we do to preserve health, well-being and increase happiness 


Self-care looks different for each individual. Some people practice it by gardening, journaling and socializing with friends, while others prefer yoga, therapy and alone time. No matter what you do, during these very stressful times, selfcare is a necessity. 


·      Physical self-care includes things like eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, attending to medical issues, getting regular massage


·      Emotional self-care includes things like a seeing a therapist, journaling, attending to the breath, connecting with friends and family, taking time for yourself, expressing creativity 

·       Spiritual self-care includes things like meditation, prayer, connecting with nature, practicing gratitude, offering compassion for self and others.

It’s important to choose activities you enjoy. If you hate the gym choose another way to exercise. 


Let me know how you practice selfcare. Send my a message on my A Therapist Takes Her own Advice Facebook page.