Self Care is the New Health Care

Two days ago, I was asked to be a Guest on FOX40 Morning Show in Sacramento, California to talk about the importance of self-care.


Self-care is much more than taking a bubble bath or getting a massage.

Self-care is one of the best ways to boost your immune system and improve overall mental and physical health. Which is crucial in protecting ourselves from Covid-19.


Click on video below to watch the segment

Often times, self-care is thought of as a way of “treating” ourselves after completing a big task or going through difficult or stressful times. We make an appointment to get our nails done, get a massage, or check in to a spa to relax and unwind.


Although self-care means different things to different people, here are a few basics that have proven to be helpful for myself and many of my clients:

1. Journal. Dealing with our emotions can be challenging when we’re coping with stress. Write down your feelings in a journal. Getting things out of your head and onto paper, helps get the stress out of your body. If you are really having a hard time, call a friend or family member. It’s okay not to be okay. Talking things through and writing your feelings down help get things out so you feel better.


2. Create a “no” list, with things you know you no longer want to do because these things bring you down.


Such as;

Limit your amount of time watching the news or reading articles about the corona virus. It’s important to check in with new developments, however its best limit them to twice a day. Instead, watch a fun and uplifting movie or TV show. Turn anything off that is depressing or could cause feelings of stress and fear!

3. Make a list of things you have always wanted to do if you had the downtime And then…do them!


Such as;

· Clean out your closets

· Read a good book

· Learn new recipes

· Work out more often (check out different work outs on YouTube)

· Take an online Yoga Class

· Meditate

· Go for long walks

4. Get caught up with friends and family. Host group zoom video get togethers.

I hosted a girlfriend’s happy hour with four of my closest friends.

I also have zoom calls with my family members so we all stay connected and can see each other’s faces as we chat.


Self-care isn’t selfish. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. If you don’t take good care of yourself, you won’t be in a good place to take care of your loved ones.


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