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8 Areas of Self-care While Serving

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It is critically important for us to practice self-care while serving.
The Oasis Center and our many partners are meeting the needs of others during a pandemic, and it is easy to put our own needs on the back burner.  The dictionary describes self-care as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health and while that is an incredibly accurate definition it doesn’t really say anything. Self-care can take many different forms and be different things for different people. For some people, their morning Starbucks run is a sort of self-care, while for others monitoring their blood sugar levels for their diabetes is self-care. Ultimately, self-care boils down to taking care of your mind, body, and spirit through your actions.
There are 8 areas of self-care and which ones will work best for you will be different from your friend, sister, and neighbor because your life is different from theirs and so are your pressures. EnvironmentalEnvironmental self-care is all about taki…