-Originally published in Verywell Mind-
There are many forms self-care can take. It could be ensuring you get enough sleep every night or stepping outside for a few minutes for some fresh air.
Self-care is vital for building resilience toward those stressors in life that you can't eliminate. When you've taken steps to care for your mind and body, you'll be better equipped to live your best life.
Unfortunately, however, many people view self-care as a luxury, rather than a priority. Consequently, they're left feeling overwhelmed, tired, and ill-equipped to handle life's inevitable challenges.
It's important to assess how you're caring for yourself in several different domains so you can ensure you're caring for your mind, body, and spirit.
- Physical Self-Care
You need to take care of your body if you want it to run efficiently. Keep in mind that there's a strong connection between your body and your mind. When you're caring for your body, you'll think and feel better too.
Physical self-care includes how you're fuelling your body, how much sleep you're getting, how much physical activity you are doing, and how well you're caring for your physical needs. Attending healthcare appointments, taking medication as prescribed, and managing your health are all part of good physical self-care.
While you’re resting your body, theNooie 360 2 can be your eyes and ears, keeping watch over your home, loved ones as well as your pets. Its 360-degree camera system with pan-and-tilt, motion tracking, and motion/sound detection ensures that you won’t miss a thing, and all from the comfort of your phone, so you can be anywhere.
- Social Self-Care
Socialization is key to self-care. But, often, it's hard to make time for friends with everyone’s busy schedules. Plus, it's easy to neglect your relationships when life gets busy.
Close connections are important to your well-being. The best way to cultivate and maintain close relationships is to put time and energy into building your relationships with others.
There isn't a certain number of hours you should devote to your friends or work on your relationships. Everyone has slightly different social needs. The key is to figure out what your social needs are and to build enough time in your schedule to create an optimal social life.
As you create time for socializing, maybe having friends by the house… theNooie Doorbell Cam is the perfect companion. See who’s at your front door, even track them as they approach your home, and greet them using the two-way audio feature. And the included chime is a convenient device you can place anywhere in the house.
- Mental Self-Care
The way you think and the things that you're filling your mind with greatly influence your psychological well-being.
Mental self-care includes doing things that keep your mind sharp, like puzzles, or learning about a subject that fascinates you. You might find reading books or watching movies that inspire you fuels your mind.
Mental self-care also involves doing things that help you stay mentally healthy. Practicing self-compassion and acceptance, for example, helps you maintain a healthier inner dialogue.
- Spiritual Self-Care
Research shows that a lifestyle including religion or spirituality is generally a healthier lifestyle. Nurturing your spirit, however, doesn't have to involve religion. It can involve anything that helps you develop a deeper sense of meaning, understanding, or connection with the universe.
Whether you enjoy meditation, attending a religious service, or praying, spiritual self-care is important.
Wherever you’re being spiritual, from your front porch to your backyard, theNooie Wireless Pro Cam is able to keep watch. Its compact, wireless, portable design allows you to mount on a wall using the included magnetic base, and also easily detach it to move to another location with just a simple click.
- Emotional Self-Care
It's important to have healthy coping skills to deal with uncomfortable emotions, like anger, anxiety, and sadness. Emotional self-care may include activities that help you acknowledge and express your feelings regularly and safely.
Whether you talk to a partner or close friend about how you feel, or you set aside time for leisure activities that help you process your emotions, it's important to incorporate emotional self-care into your life.
Maybe your pet is your emotional support arm. Let theNooie Pet Feeder take good care of them, making pet care a little smarter. From programming customized feeding schedules to managing portion control, the smart pet feeder ensures your pet is always taken care of so they can continue being your emotional support.
So take some time this month, this year, for some proper self-care, and self-love. Find some time to take care of yourself, from physical and social, to spiritual and emotional… and let Nooie help you wherever and whenever possible.