When you hear the term self care what comes to mind? Massages, spas and pampering? Perhaps, but it is so much more than that. While all of the those activities are an act of self care, those are merely surface activities. I define self care as actions and ways of being and habits that support your physical, emotional, and spiritual self. According to google, it’s “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health” and “the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own wellbeing and happiness, in particular during times of stress”.
In a nutshell it’s learning what you need to live a happy, healthy life and sustainable career or business, then prioritizing those activities by acting on them regularly. I like to think of self care like a wheel and it is divided up into various aspects. Today I want to focus specifically on nutrition.
Understanding more about the foods you eat, why you choose them and how they make you feel are worth exploring. I asked a question on Facebook last week, “what is most important when choosing food, is it for nutrition/energy, emotions, cravings or cost”? Nutrition and energy were the least popular choices. Fascinating! While food is something we need to survive, like the gas to a car, it isn’t that simple.
Why what you eat matters.