Self Care

Hey, Laykin here! Everyone needs a self care routine! It’s definitely essential.

“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.”

Parker Palmer

In 2019 researchers published a self-care framework in The BMJ to specifically point out that in addition to self-care being the activities individuals do on their own to promote physical and emotional health, it also includes the ways that individuals interact with clinicians and healthcare systems to tend to physical and emotional health. That means self-care includes things like getting a vaccine, scheduling cancer screenings, or taking prescription medications on schedule — but healthcare providers and organizations play a role, too, in how well individuals engage in these self-care practices. In other words: There are a lot of people and factors that bear on any one individual’s ability to engage in self-care.”

What are your self care routines? Mine is waking up each morning and saying things I’m grateful for. This can look different for every person. If nobody has told you this week, you’re beautiful! Go relax, read a book, take a bath, watch a show on Netflix, scroll endlessly on your Facebook, do whatever makes you happy. Maybe even schedule yourself a massage….. of course I know a few great ones! Come relax with us at our relaxation self care haven spot!

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