What is Self-Care? What are the barriers to self-care and why do they hold us back? What does teaching and self-care have to do with International Women’s Day? In this episode, Ellen discusses the five facets of self-care, why guilt is the number one self-care sabotage how self-care can help you #BeBoldForChange this IWD.
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In this episode, I cover these points:
The three main areas self-care is generally understood: medical care, preventative health and personal care/pampering
The five main facets of self-care: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and personal care.
The barriers to self-care: patterns of thought, belief and behaviour that actively undermine our desire and ability to look after our own needs. e.g. guilt, low self-worth, comparisonitis, perfectionism, people pleasing, resentment, martyrdom, shame, tying ones identity to unhealthy habits, clutter, values and beliefs etc.
Self-care isn’t selfish but guilt plagues us
The link between this guilt, teacher burnout and why that’s important to consider on International Women’s Day
What do you think? Do you think there’s a link? Leave a comment below or email me at ellen [at] selfcareforteachers [dot] com [dot] au
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