Tending to our spiritual self-care and ensuring we stay fully charged is important to the relationship with have with God, but it is also important and necessary to our physical, emotional, sensory, intellectual, and social selves.
If we neglect our emotional self, we may be less empathetic to the needs of others.
Part of understanding self-care is knowing that there are different “selves” that make up who we are.
Just as caring for our bodies requires discipline to do the hard and sometimes even boring things that are good for us, so does practicing self-care for our spiritual, sensory, emotional, physical, and social selves.
In a nutshell, self care is any deliberate action we take to help maintain a healthy spiritual, sensory, emotional, physical, and social well-being.