I am grateful that I get to speak to audiences about the topic of self-care.

I like the definition of self-care from Oxford Languages: the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.

We typically don’t take good care of ourselves because we are too busy doing other things. We are working, studying, or taking care of other people. But if we don’t stop to take good self-care, all the other things that we need and want to do, cannot be done well. It’s like having a tool that we use all of the time, but we never stop to service the tool, until it doesn’t function or sadly it breaks.

When speaking about this important subject, I typically share a simple model as an effective framework for caring well for yourself. The model is covered in the book titled “A Better Day, A Better Life: How to Thrive, One Day at a Time.

I also cover the model in greater detail in a 6-week live-video class called 5 Practices of People who Thrive.

If you’d like more information, please reach out at Kelly@betterdaybetterlife.com

Here’s one last thought… isn’t this the ultimate example of self-care.

On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so He rested from all his work. Genesis 2:2 NLT