• Kamri Williams

Just taking a bubble bath is NOT self-care

Updated: Mar 22


Oh how I love the idea of a bubble bath after a long day of caring for everyone else’s needs but my own. I get the water hot enough to where you have to ease into it body part by body part. Starting with a couple toes, then my entire foot, and etc. Its something about seeing the steam flowing off that makes me feel like I’m at spa. As much as I love a good ole bubble bath I hate to break it to you but.... Just taking a bubble bath is NOT self-care! I know, I know it’s one of the most widely discussed activities for self-care, but that’s just the start! That’s where self-care begins! Now I'm not saying cross the bubble bath off your weekly routine. I’m saying that while taking a bubble bath can be one aspect of self-care it should be in conjunction with other consistent practices centered around your physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs as well. Here are some ideas to help you ensure you are giving all of your needs the attention they deserve. Physical Self-Care: All about engaging in activities that improve your physical health.​

Can Include:​

  • Scheduling and attending annual Physicals & Exams (mammograms for women, prostate screening for men)​

  • Taking your daily medication each day as directed ​

  • Not ignoring or putting off symptoms of sickness, illness or pain​

  • Aiming to have a balanced diet and healthy eating habits​

  • Regular exercise and movement


Mental & Emotional Self-Care

All about engaging in activities or practices that declutter your mind and/or reduce stress.​ Can Include:​

  • Having a healthy & safe outlet for expressing your emotions (venting to a close friend or relative, journaling, meditating, singing, therapy or etc.)​

  • Utilizing the support systems available to you aka avoiding self-sabotage​

  • Recognizing when professional help is needed and being open to receiving that help​

  • Showing gratitude, forgiveness, and patience toward yourself ​

  • Recognizing and responding to situations that are not serving you and your overall well-being​


Social Self-Care All about activities that nurtures and deepens the relationships with people in your life.​ Can Include:​

  • Actively setting aside time to socialize to your comfort level (introverts & extroverts)​

  • Setting & enforcing healthy boundaries for all of your relationships not just your romantic ones​

  • Recognizing and responding when people in your life are not serving you and your overall well-being (energy drainers, narcissists, no-showers)​

  • Avoiding heat of the moment responses​

  • Communicating expectations and disappointments clearly and respectfully​

  • Being open to receiving communication of expectations and disappointments​


Financial Self-Care All about being connected to a greater meaning and purpose in life. ​ Can Include:​

  • Prayer​

  • Bible Study​

  • Daily Devotionals​

  • Belonging to a religious or spiritual community​

  • Engaging in mindfulness


Spiritual Self-CareAll about being connected to a greater meaning and purpose in life. Can Include:

  • Prayer

  • Bible Study​

  • Daily Devotionals​

  • Belonging to a religious or spiritual community​

  • Engaging in mindfulness


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