Do you take care of yourself? Learn about the eight dimensions of personal well-being – El Sol de Tampico

The phrase “take care of yourself” seems to have multiple implications. This means not only taking care of survival needs, but also meeting recreation and development needs. Experts confirm that people with good self-esteem are balanced Eight dimensions of subjective well-being.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) refocuses on the eight dimensions of well-being, consisting of the aspects: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, vocational, physical, social and spiritual.

What is self-care?

SNHU defines self-care as: “Anything you do that helps maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.”

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Establishing a self-care routine can reduce levels of stress, anxiety, and depression by helping to release accumulated daily tensions. Likewise, it reduces levels of anger and frustration, enhances a state of happiness and well-being, and promotes a higher level of energy.

On a physical level, it provides benefits for cardiovascular health and helps reduce the incidence of heart attacks. Self-care can also lead to a feeling of finding a “purpose in life.”

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How do you take care of yourself? The eight dimensions

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) lists a series of tips that focus on nurturing the eight dimensions of personal well-being. The original idea was proposed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).

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  • – The emotional aspect: reading, talking with a friend, writing a diary, doing physical activity, going for a walk, practicing a sport or hobby, going for a walk with the pets, going to the cinema, watching a movie at home; However, if necessary, it is okay to cry, etc.
  • -Environmental aspect: spending time outdoors, cleaning the house, disposing of garbage, recycling, etc.
  • -Financial aspect: setting a budget for expenses, opening a savings account, investing, and reducing unnecessary purchases and expenses
  • – Intellectual aspect: reading, listening to radio shows, audio books and podcasts, watching documentaries, studying, attending classes, attending workshops, etc.
  • – Professional aspect: learning a profession, graduating from a profession, course or diploma, changing jobs, advancing in the workplace, starting your own business, etc.
  • – Physical aspect: Maintain a balanced diet, have regular medical examinations, avoid taking substances, sleep seven to nine hours a day, take care of your dental health, etc.
  • -The social aspect: meetings with friends and family, volunteer work, trying to laugh, etc.
  • -Spiritual aspect: praying, meditating, practicing yoga, trying to find purpose or goal in life, etc.
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Maintaining a personal care routine seems to improve people's standard of living. Experts point out that even setting aside just five minutes a day for a fun activity can benefit your physical and mental health.

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