WHAT IS SELF CARE?
HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF?
HOW DO YOU HEAL?
Yesterday afternoon in the DLC D-Space a few students from IPD, MPA, TEFL, and IEM came together to discuss Self care. Specifically we focused on how self care is SELF DEFINED. We decide what we do to relax, we decide what we do and don’t make time for, and we know our mental state better than anyone else. The group came to the consensus that self care is self awareness, self preservation, and SO SO necessary.
The relationship between self care and technology is interesting. The way we are able to connect and disconnect is astonishing. We discussed how we interact with our devices. A hot topic was to watch or not to watch the police brutality videos going viral and the effect of those videos.
Do you unplug? When was the last time you turned your phone off?
As graduate students we are constantly moving from one meeting to the next, forgetting to eat lunch, and stressing about the paper that’s due tomorrow. Take time to love and care for yourself. Think about the way you create time for other things and people in your life. Make more time for yourself. Put your oxygen mask on first. You can’t do anything for anyone else if you aren’t at 100%. As we all learned in the Office “Treat yo self” . Take breaks, drink water, stretch, close your laptop, take a walk, and breathe IN and OUT.
Maria guided the group through mediation, breathing techniques, and great stretches for early mornings or in-between classes. Be sure to try these out by yourself or with a friend!