Self-CareJune 21, 2022
Self-care is a hot topic, one that is often glamorized and may feel unattainable based upon what you have heard and seen. I would like to help you see this in a different and attainable way.
When I see my clients, one of the first questions I ask them is, “How have you been taking care of yourself?”.
Self-care begins by taking regular inventory of yourself, mind-body-spirit, to figure out what you are experiencing and what you need. Once you understand what you’re experiencing, you’re able to begin understanding how to offer yourself what you need.
Take a couple of deep breaths wherever you are, and ask yourself, “What do I need right now? What am I experiencing?” And please, do not judge yourself for whatever you are experiencing. You are human, you are learning, and building these habits takes time and practice.
Perhaps it’s a day where you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed.
- When was the last time you had something to eat or drink?
- How are you speaking to yourself?
- Do you need to tidy up your space?
- Do you need a moment of quiet reflection?
- A shower?
- To silence your phone?
- To say no to something/someone?
- Do you need to get some exercise?
These are only a few examples of what self-care looks like. Please remember that you are always worth the work that you put into taking care of yourself.
Tiara Little is passionate about helping clients discover their strengths and abilities to become happier and healthier versions of themselves. When not in session you can find her hanging out with her husband and daughter, making others laugh, instructing exercise classes, and working on her own healing. She is currently working toward gaining her hours to become an LPC as well as a trauma-conscious yoga teacher. Tiara is supervised by Barbara Courville, MBA, LPC-S.