If you've been following my work for very long, you know I'm passionate about self-care. I truly believe it saves lives. In fact, I created a self-care toolkit, if you're looking for more. Why? Because self-care isn't just about stress-management. The benefits of self-care impact your mind, body, and soul.
If you use all the self-care tools in your toolbox, it will give you a healthier, happier, integrated life. Why? Because the better you take care of yourself, the better prepared you are for life's challenges (and life is full of unexpected surprises). When you take care of YOU, your friends, co-workers, and loved ones all benefit.
Self-care has saved my life and allowed me to thrive in a way I didn’t even think was possible.
What is self-care? In a broad sense, experts define it this way:
Self care includes any intentional actions you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. Good self care is a challenge for many people and it can be especially challenging for survivors of interpersonal violence and abuse. It can also be an important part of the healing process. Self care is unique for everyone.
Your self-care tools enable you to be the very best you can be.
Each month, I'm giving away a FREE resource, right here on the website.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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