Self-care is viewed as an active factor in enhancing our well-being. Anything that contributes to your overall wellness might be considered self-care. Self-care can be that 15 minutes break you take between work, and similarly, it can be your visit to the spa for a good foot massage. In short, self-care is anything that offers you inner peace.
Stress is our constant companion in our daily lives, making it important to pay attention to ourselves. During such times, people opt for stress relief activities, go to yoga, or hit the gym. But all these activities will not do any good if we do not care for ourselves on the primary level. Getting adequate sleep or following a healthy diet is the first step. If we eat healthily, only then will we be able to exercise properly.
All in all, self-care is taking care of oneself on a physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual level. Self-care, however, is often thought of as a luxury. But in truth, a self-care practice entails caring for oneself in any way one can.
In this podcast, Adeola shares her knowledge on therapeutic self-care and how it enhances personal and professional lives.
About the Speaker
Adeola Mead is a Naturopathic Physician and Director at VitaliTeam Workplace Wellness with 15+ years of clinical and corporate consultancy experience.
VitaliTeam Workplace Wellness provides and curates health/wellness services and experiences centered on individual holistic, personalized care while fostering social connection and positive team cultures. They are a “Boutique EAP” agency that is hyper-focused on identifying and comprehensively addressing the root cause issues underlying individual and organizational health concerns.
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(01:09) Tell us your journey in the area of wellness.
(02:30) What is a therapeutic self-care? Give me some examples.
(04:42) What are the benefits of therapeutic self-care towards a better life and work life?
(06:58) What are some strategies of self-care to identify and rectify unhealthy habits?
(14:42) Is there such a thing called professional self-care? If yes, what is that?
(17:05) How can employers encourage the workforce to focus on self-care?
(24:15) Can you share some valuable suggestions with our listeners?