“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.”
Taking Care of Yourself
Self-care is about taking care of ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is about (re)learning how to be gentle with ourselves and, paying attention to and tending to our needs.
It can be hard to set aside time for ourselves when the people and communities we work with are in crisis or when we’re trying to change systems of oppression. It can also be difficult to maintain boundaries when the people we are supporting are friends, family, or community members. It’s OK to feel conflicted.
As active members of our communities, when we take care of ourselves, we are also taking caring of others. Self-care is many things to many people. Review the information circle for ideas on what self-care can involve.
After reviewing the information circle above on self care, what else may be included when considering self care? Add your ideas to your notes.
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